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Vapors explode in car's trunk
Posted to Shop Management Forum on 1/29/2013 50 Replies

Saw on the news this morning about a woman who's car literally EXPLODED when she popped the trunk with her FOB.....authorities blamed "plumbing equipment" on the explosive vapors.....I think this is a wake up call for NOT storing GASOLINE for the old lawn mower in there....don't ya agree....just a teaspoon spilled would vaporice(prolly LESS really) and when ya get home from the gas store and go to fetch the fuel.......KABOOM !!!.....The carnage was complete on that car's posterior ....and Im' sure she would have been killed or at the least badly damaged had she been standing right there when she FOB'ed......gasoline vapors are just as explosive (in the correct mix) when ignited....electric "poppers" of the bonnet would make an excellent detonator.....moral of story...I would warn all my customers against hauling gasoline in the trunk....an approved container which is "properly" stowed would be the order of the day......makes me glad I have a pick-up truck.....I'll never haul gas in my wife's car's trunk after seeing this.........Dan H.

Dan Habluetzel
Habluetzel's Garage (est.1975)
Ingleside, Texas, USA

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