A car guys worst nightmare...


Special K

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This sux! But oh, the irony... Demons a blaze

Trio of Dodge Challenger SRT Demons burned on transport truck
http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/11...ger-srt-demons-burned-on-transport-truck.html


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fjpikul

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My worst nightmare is StormCat wanting to drive my car and suggesting modifications.
 

Special K

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My worst nightmare is StormCat wanting to drive my car and suggesting modifications.

Good one Dr. F


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vyprgt2

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What a shame. Info so far seems to be the fire started with the truck, not one of the Demons.
 

Special K

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Yeah, if I had to guess it was probably a stuck brake or wheel bearing on the trailer... It sucks, but at least it was only property damage.


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STORMCAT

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My worst nightmare is StormCat wanting to drive my car and suggesting modifications.

You missed your calling in life. . We should be watching your comedy special reruns on HBO..:bored
 

ByeEnzo

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You missed your calling in life. . We should be watching your comedy special reruns on HBO..:bored

On this week's episode of HBO's "It's Doc Frank!" .... Dr. Frank gets in trouble with federal regulatory authorities when he gets slices of liver biopsies confused with luncheon meats. Frank has hell to pay with his colleagues at the local medical society black tie affair.
 

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Brombear

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And he can do two things at a time, looking good and sleeping :willy
 

fjpikul

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Ha, you had to dig deep on the internet to find that picture. I do own that tux for many years.
 

ENZO BTR

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That happened a couple months ago. One if the cars belonged to Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger vehicles for FCA. It was pretty cool because he personally called the other two owners and let them know that the cars would be rebuilt and actually signed the inside of the glove box door on one, “Let’s try to keep this one cool.”

Instant provenance. That owner can tell quite a story about his car.
 
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jannickz

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Yeah, if I had to guess it was probably a stuck brake or wheel bearing on the trailer... It sucks, but at least it was only property damage.


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You're right, a stuck brake or wheel hub bearing on the trailer are both very likely culprits for what happened. Here's a breakdown of why they might cause trouble:
  • Stuck brake: If a brake gets stuck engaged, it will continuously rub against the wheel, causing friction and heat buildup. This heat can lead to warped rotors or drums, damaged tires, and even a fire in extreme cases.
  • Wheel bearing failure: A failing wheel bearing creates friction between moving parts, similar to a stuck brake. This friction also generates heat, which can seize the bearing altogether. A seized bearing can cause the wheel to wobble or even detach from the axle, which could be what led to the property damage.
 
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extrap

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This reminded me to grease my trailer wheels.
 
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GT@50

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This reminded me to grease my trailer wheels.
Just wait for the warning light to come on.
 

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MR. 5 MPG

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^^^^Holy Burning Bearing, Batman! How many hours did it take for that to cool down enough to try and get the wheel off?