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  • arnold
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    it was towed b'y

  • Just
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    So, not being turned on eliminates electrical and I'm sure it wasn't air that caught on fire. That leaves leaking oil or gas as good possibilities...right? wrong? Geez b'y! haha!

  • Busy Bayman
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Too bad for the loss. It appears from the photo that it was being flat towed. The 98 Passport can't be flat towed unless the drive shaft was disconnected. The transfer case in this vehicle does not have a suitable neutral for 'as is' dinghy towing. I suspect that it caused something to overheat and ignite.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    How about this theory. Maybe the driver in the Bronco was having a smoke, tossed the butt out the window and the butt then blew up underneath the Passport and caught it on fire. All and all a sad outcome to a long haul home.

  • Just
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Maritimers in general are amazing people. Nice to see nothing tragic happened except the loss of an imported vehicle. For anyone who owns this vehicle, it was probably the known issue of the camshaft-seal end plug, which can become dislodged from the cylinder head, allowing oil to leak and in turn cause engine damage and fire.

  • Brad
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Just Me that is a good guess, but the vehicle wasn't running, it was being towed. Therefor the engine would be cold and wouldn't be able to start a fire.

  • arnold
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    it was towed b'y

  • Just
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    So, not being turned on eliminates electrical and I'm sure it wasn't air that caught on fire. That leaves leaking oil or gas as good possibilities...right? wrong? Geez b'y! haha!

  • Busy Bayman
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Too bad for the loss. It appears from the photo that it was being flat towed. The 98 Passport can't be flat towed unless the drive shaft was disconnected. The transfer case in this vehicle does not have a suitable neutral for 'as is' dinghy towing. I suspect that it caused something to overheat and ignite.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    How about this theory. Maybe the driver in the Bronco was having a smoke, tossed the butt out the window and the butt then blew up underneath the Passport and caught it on fire. All and all a sad outcome to a long haul home.

  • Just
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Maritimers in general are amazing people. Nice to see nothing tragic happened except the loss of an imported vehicle. For anyone who owns this vehicle, it was probably the known issue of the camshaft-seal end plug, which can become dislodged from the cylinder head, allowing oil to leak and in turn cause engine damage and fire.

  • Brad
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Just Me that is a good guess, but the vehicle wasn't running, it was being towed. Therefor the engine would be cold and wouldn't be able to start a fire.