Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Santa Fe NM
Posts: 122
Garage
WARNING!! NOT for the faint of heart! Extra Crispy Boxster

Came across this while driving back home last night so I rushed home and grabbed my camera. No one was around when I first got there only the burning smell and the fire department foam on the pavement. I talked to a few people who work in the strip mall where this was at. They said some guy in a business suit, said his boxster stalled so he rolled into the the place its at now and tried to restart it, then there was a little bit of smoke from the rear of the box then there was ALOT of smoke! I told them that we have heard of this on this forum but that it was pretty rare. I would liked to have talked to the driver.




Here are more pictures..

http://img19.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=burnedbox01.jpg


Last edited by 986Porsche986; 04-04-2009 at 09:02 AM.
986Porsche986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: san fran
Posts: 241
well as long as he wasn't hurt he is a pretty damn lucky guy since now the insurance will pay for his car as a total. had it not burned and the engine was gone he would be shelling out abut 15k for a new engine at least now he can just get a new car with the money the insurance will pay him rather than be pissed he has to pay $$$ for a f-uped engine...
mikes_box is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:19 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 730
It must have been quite a fire to eviscerate the engine bay and torch the interior. With so much damage I do not understand how did the Bose box escaped relatively unharmed? At least the litronics survived!
__________________
2003 Boxster - Sold but not forgotten
timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: san fran
Posts: 241
First dibs on the litronics!!!
mikes_box is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,656
How much does he want for those S calipers?
ekam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 220
Dibs on that three spoke wheel.
__________________
97 Arctic Silver/Boxster Red

Carbon Everything
De-ambered
De-snorkled
Litronics
Eibach Pro Kit
Dansk Sport exhaust
Cheap Chinese headers
Silver console and bumperettes
AVIC D3
15mm H&R spacers in the rear
SSR GT3 19's
GT3 Carbon Replicas
Alcantera door panels
JL Aduio 5 channel powering Polks and Clif Designs

To do/complete:
Elemental Designs 10" subs in fiberglass enclosures behind seats
Carbon 3 spoke install with custom stereo control buttons (tiptronic wheel)
angman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 10:09 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 998
was it windy there? Looks like the fire blew from left rear to front right... Any guess on the MY?
__________________
kabel

Orlando - 99 BMW M Coupe (autocross toy), '11 Mazdaspeed 3 (dog hauler), '99 10AE Miata (the new daily driver)
kabel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 116
Horrible photos, I studied every one of them. Thanks for posting.

Maybe the engine DID go bad and the owner somehow rolled it into that lot for a bit of ye olde arson? It WOULD be tempting, and a lot easier and cheaper than buying an engine .... If so, he did a damn good job.
Gougoushu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 10:28 AM   #9
Porscheectomy
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 3,011
That'll buff right out.
blue2000s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 11:39 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Santa Fe NM
Posts: 122
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by kabel
was it windy there? Looks like the fire blew from left rear to front right... Any guess on the MY?
No it wasn't really windy at all. The MY?

Yeah it was pretty amazing to see not much damage towards the front of the car, I still cant figure out why there is a big pick hole from ( I assume) the fire department on the front drivers side fender. Believe me, I thought about how those headlights would look on my box.

BTW, I re uploaded all those pics plus a couple more in the full high resolution that I shot them in. I wanted to go back in the morning to get some day shots, but I'm sure it would have been towed by then.

I updated the Link with the HIGH RES photos

http://img19.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=burnedbox01.jpg

Last edited by 986Porsche986; 04-03-2009 at 11:41 AM.
986Porsche986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 11:59 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colchester, CT
Posts: 489
Seeing this makes me very thankful that when I had my fire I was able to put it out
immediately. I didn't have any damage at all other than the part that let go (power steering hose up against the headers).
Chris
__________________
1999 986 2.5L, Stock Exhaust (S muffler), EVO Intake, 18" Stock rims (17" during winter), IMS Upgrade, 150k+ miles and counting!
87 944S brought back to life
Dragonwind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 01:29 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: san fran
Posts: 241
yeah if its still there pull those headlights off and possibly the three spoke wheel....
mikes_box is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 05:48 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7
I'm in for the cupholder and OBC stalk

Later,
Mark1999
mark1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 05:51 PM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 726
Quote:
Originally Posted by angman
Dibs on that three spoke wheel.
that car is so beyond "organ donation" it's not funny.... that is truly "totalled"



note to self - if you ever suddenly have engine failure, you need to carry a small gas can in the trunk - so you can quickly douse your car in gas and light it on fire.... instant insurance payount and new boxster for the price of a small deductible... of course you might also get an all expense paid trip to the big house for insurance fraud...

Last edited by 23109VC; 04-03-2009 at 05:54 PM.
23109VC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,240
So why was the front hood damaged if the fire was in the rear? Did the fire department pry open the front trunk to douse it in water in case the fire went into the front trunk?

I'm really glad this didn't happen to my car. I have 3x the insurance value invested in my 12 year old Porsche.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #16
Registered User
 
husker boxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Omaha
Posts: 2,312
If people keep calling dibs on parts, BruceLee will have to move this thread to the classifieds.

As far a MY goes, doesn't it have to be a 2000-2002 since it's a 986S with amber taillites?
__________________
PCA National HPDE Instructor
2008 Boxster S Limited Edition #005
2008 Cayman S Sport - Signal Green
1987 928 S4 - Granite Green Metallic (Felsengrun)
husker boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #17
Registered User
 
Lil bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
I don't know which one is worse... that one... or Insite's...lol

__________________
1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
1976 BMW 2002
1990 BMW 325is
1999 Porsche Boxster
(gone, but not forgotten)
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...smiley-003.gif

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 03:53 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Use 2B NW Ohio, now NE Ohio
Posts: 563
My dad's a TV repairman and, like has, like this awesome set of tools. I can fix it dude!
__________________
My Porsche mechanic drives a Saturn.
'98 Artic Silver w/ Tip
vath2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 05:20 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 101
"Most" of that will buff out.... Bob
Motobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #20
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: orange county, ca
Posts: 248
[QUOTE=986Porsche986]They said some guy in a business suit, said his boxster stalled so he rolled into the the place its at now and tried to restart it, then there was a little bit of smoke from the rear of the box then there was ALOT of smoke!

Sounds, looks like cigarrette injestion by the airbox..,glad, no one got hurt

spine911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page