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Old 07 February 2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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If spilt/leaked on manifold or exhaust

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Old 07 February 2007, 09:49 PM   #2
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would have thought so, it is oil type fluid
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Ive got a pretty bad leak from my power steering reservoir which is getting blown back onto the turbo/exhaust,doesn't smell too nice.

It hasn't caught fire yet but im not going to leave it like this for long just incase !
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YES it burns well.....
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yep highly flammable..
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I have the same problem as 340BHP-WRX, it is pi**ing everywhere.
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Not Good then Gary!
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It does! From experience, first time driving a rally car to the start of the rally, there must have been a small spill on exhaust manifold, no damage.
Second time with flames in a legacy on the way to work, had some water in the car and put it out.
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double post.......

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Not Good then Gary!
As in the other thread. It can only be the 'o' ring or the hose (replaceable with a piece of petrol hose)
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No, Power Steering Fluid, like Brake Fluid is inflammable.

Petrol is flammable.

Water is non-flammable.


Semantics I know but there is a difference. This is how it was explained to me be a chemist at an Oil Refinery (who, let's face it should know);

Inflammable means that a substance will ignite at atmospheric pressure when heat only is applied, no ignition source is needed.

Flammable means that a substance needs either an ignition source, a pressure increase, or both.

Non-Flammable means that to all intents and purposes a substance wont burn even if you apply heat, pressure and an ignition source.
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No, Power Steering Fluid, like Brake Fluid is inflammable.

Petrol is flammable.

Water is non-flammable.


Semantics I know but there is a difference. This is how it was explained to me be a chemist at an Oil Refinery (who, let's face it should know);

Inflammable means that a substance will ignite at atmospheric pressure when heat only is applied, no ignition source is needed.

Flammable means that a substance needs either an ignition source, a pressure increase, or both.

Non-Flammable means that to all intents and purposes a substance wont burn even if you apply heat, pressure and an ignition source.
is engine oil flammable or inflammable??

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at a guess, I would say flammable
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