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bad day
February 21, 2012 02:56PM
My DD burned down this morning, Here are the pics. Good news is all the good stuff should carry over to the rally car.
Kind of embarrassing considering my profession, but I didn't wire this car so i can't take credit. But I really don't think that it was related to any of the modifications done to the car anyway.







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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 03:28PM
Any idea what went wrong, aside from some wire done let all its smoke out?



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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 03:40PM
looks like the fuse box is where it started, I'm guessing water got in????
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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 05:29PM
Oh damn! Do you have something to drive until you replace this car?
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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 06:10PM
The wife's a4 but it should be pretty simple to get the red car running as I can just start swapping parts instead of fabbing stuff
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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 06:52PM
Dang it! Glad you're ok. Burns hurt.
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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 07:03PM
It was a good day...you weren't in the car!



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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 08:41PM
Fawkin Audis..

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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 08:45PM
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Fawkin Audis..

angry smiley

Fawkin Audis X 2....

well at least he has one good Audi now...
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Re: bad day
February 21, 2012 09:47PM
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It was a good day...you weren't in the car!

Didn't even need to use his AK



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Re: bad day
February 22, 2012 01:33AM
that sucks man! Although its not the tenth time ive heard of Audi/VW burning randomly.



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Re: bad day
February 22, 2012 10:44AM
Looks like it only affected the factory harness. All the good stuff is very usable and it will give me a chance to upgrade the megasquirt to give me spark control. Any issues with tearing it apart before the insurance company gives the go ahead?
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Re: bad day
February 22, 2012 01:54PM
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Looks like it only affected the factory harness. All the good stuff is very usable and it will give me a chance to upgrade the megasquirt to give me spark control. Any issues with tearing it apart before the insurance company gives the go ahead?

Don't touch it until they say so. Car should be totalled, they will decide and then you can discuss buying the salvage.
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Re: bad day
February 22, 2012 06:11PM
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Ascona73
It was a good day...you weren't in the car!

Didn't even need to use his AK

+1 to using an AK
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Re: bad day
February 23, 2012 01:10PM
+3 Fawkin Awdi wiring - sheesh...

Sorry to see that AJ - good for the Rally car, good you're ok, good the good parts are whole, good you get to drive the A4, good you get to find another car smiling smiley Lots of nice ones out there in ID - damn, I just realized where you live - I picked up an S6 Avant in Sunvalley over Xmass - didn't click, we should have had a beer!
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Re: bad day
February 23, 2012 04:27PM
I called on that car, and almost went and snagged it. Glad it went to a good home, and you should have stopped by for a beer.
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Re: bad day
February 25, 2012 03:36PM
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looks like the fuse box is where it started, I'm guessing water got in????
But water doesn't burn.tongue sticking out smiley Seriously, bummer about the car, and glad no one got hurt. Everything short of that is manageable.
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