Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 52

Thread: Engine Fire 2008 JKUR

  1. #1
    Been Around the Block Ruvicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Turlock, CA
    Posts
    330

    Engine Fire 2008 JKUR

    So I mentioned this morning that I had an engine fire on my way to work this morning. It wasnít a huge fire, but flames under the hood arenít a good thing. I quickly extinguished it.

    Hereís what it looked once the fire was out (there were no flames in this shot, but the fire extinguisher (FE) media on the hood kinda looks like flames).IMG_8341.JPG

    Here it is getting towed home:IMG_8344.JPG

    Hereís an under hood shot before blowing out that FE crap:IMG_8355.JPGIMG_8357.JPG

    The bulk of the damage appears to be inside of this green circled area. I donít think it was a fuel line which was melted. IMG_8363.jpg

    I really need to inspect the wiring after removing the melted protective wrap to see if the cause was electrical. The ground strap to the hood was fried near the wiring loom running horizontally across the firewall as was the tranny yellow dip stick, plastic fuel line to front on intake and two plastic vacuum lines running left to right near battery box.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to diagnose the cause or who have seen anything like this?






    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app
    Last edited by Ruvicon; 03-30-2019 at 03:23 AM.

  2. #2
    Hooked G-mansjk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Ca
    Posts
    114
    Check your trans fluid if it's low and brown as hell you could have over heated your trans and it burped onto your headers and well got know the rest. The hood ground strap wouldn't be a concern for the fire it could just cause electrical interference due to static that builds up. No check engine lights or warning chimes before the incident?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using WAYALIFE mobile app

  3. #3
    Hooked G-mansjk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Ca
    Posts
    114
    Quote Originally Posted by G-mansjk View Post
    Check your trans fluid if it's low and brown as hell you could have over heated your trans and it burped onto your headers and well you know the rest. The hood ground strap wouldn't be a concern for the fire it could just cause electrical interference due to static that builds up. No check engine lights or warning chimes before the incident?

    Sent from my SM-G950U using WAYALIFE mobile app


    Sent from my SM-G950U using WAYALIFE mobile app

  4. #4
    Hooked G-mansjk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Ca
    Posts
    114
    That sucks man. But at least you're alright

    Sent from my SM-G950U using WAYALIFE mobile app

  5. #5
    Knows a Thing or Two Seahawkfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    San Jacinto CA
    Posts
    674
    That blows.. Glad you were not hurt. Hope you find the source. I just recently found that my hood ground strap was just hanging on the fire wall. It appeared to have never been attached to the hood. I attached it to the hood. Hope it's not a problem down the road. Please keep us up to date on your findings.

  6. #6
    Knows a Thing or Two Lojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Central Valley California
    Posts
    558
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruvicon View Post
    So I mentioned this morning that I had an engine fire on my way to work this morning. It wasnít a huge fire, but flames under the hood arenít a good thing. I quickly extinguished it.

    Hereís what it looked once the fire was out (there were no flames in this shot, but the fire extinguisher (FE) media on the hood kinda looks like flames).IMG_8341.JPG

    Here it is getting towed home:IMG_8344.JPG

    Hereís an under hood shot before blowing out that FE crap:IMG_8355.JPGIMG_8357.JPG

    The bulk of the damage appears to be inside of this green circled area. I donít think it was a fuel line which was melted. IMG_8363.jpg

    I really need to inspect the wiring after removing the melted protective wrap to see if the cause was electrical. The ground strap to the hood was fried near the wiring loom running horizontally across the firewall as was the tranny yellow dip stick, plastic fuel line to front on intake and two plastic vacuum lines running left to right near battery box.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how to diagnose the cause or who have seen anything like this?






    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app




    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  7. #7
    Knows a Thing or Two Lojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Central Valley California
    Posts
    558
    Any recent electrical work done?? It surely is pointing in the direction of electrical.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  8. #8
    Addict BaddestCross's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Palmdale, CA
    Posts
    5,622
    That looks suspiciously like the trans overheating as said above.

    --
    Build Thread - Adventures of Fiona - https://wayalife.com/showthread.php?t=47407
    Build Thread: The Adventures of Fiona
    '08 JKR Rescue Green 2-Door

  9. #9
    Old Timer fiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    3,661
    Quote Originally Posted by Seahawkfan View Post
    That blows.. Glad you were not hurt. Hope you find the source. I just recently found that my hood ground strap was just hanging on the fire wall. It appeared to have never been attached to the hood. I attached it to the hood. Hope it's not a problem down the road. Please keep us up to date on your findings.
    The ground strap is to discharge static electricity that builds up on the hood. It being detached for a while shouldnít be a problem.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

  10. #10
    Been Around the Block Ruvicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Turlock, CA
    Posts
    330
    Iíve been thinking about the chain of events, first I saw a lot of white smoke coming out the back, then after extinguishing the flames, I saw coolant dripping down over/near the passenger side exhaust. Iím now thinking that a coolant leak on the fairly new heater hoses could have stated this? Iíll look closely at the heater hoses tomorrow. Iíll let you guys know what I find.


    Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. RLN OVR - 2008 JKUR Build
    By Casey_250 in forum Member Jeep Builds
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 03-28-2018, 11:24 PM
  2. Need replacement 3.8 engine for 2008 JK
    By Rugged Radios in forum Wanted (Active Members ONLY)
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-28-2016, 10:08 PM
  3. NHTSA Investigates 2015 Jeep KL Cherokee Engine Fire
    By wayoflife in forum Jeep Cherokee & Grand Cherokee
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-20-2015, 11:00 PM
  4. Uconnect in 2008 JKUR
    By Sharkey in forum Jeep JK Wrangler
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-04-2014, 03:25 PM
  5. My 2008 JKUR all cleaned up
    By kRay.JK in forum Jeep Show & Tell
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-03-2013, 12:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
ďwayoflifeĒ is a moniker that Iíve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS