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Just had a scare(Z Related)

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by HornelZ3M, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. HornelZ3M

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    I was trying a new battery from my son on my works estate which is parked next to the garage.
    I put the battery on, started the deisel engine and it was fine, so i stopped the engine and closed the bonnet, what i didnt know was the new battery was a bit higher and when i started it up the second time there was piles of black smoke comimg from under the bonnet.
    I tried to open the bonnet which had now welded itself to the live terminal and my immediate thought was my M was right next to it. I managed to wrench to bonnet up and disconnect the battery, i was lucky as only the black covering on the wires had melted and i taped it all back up x_x L-)
     
  2. hard top

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    Hornel, next time, stay off the Welsh whisky before attempting DIY....... :))

    :baa :beer
     
  3. badman gee

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    glad ure ok, and the m is as well mate :D
     
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    could have turned out a lot worse Paul... glad your ok
     
  6. HornelZ3M

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    Cheers guys, it was very scarey, especially when i couldnt get the bonnet up . Its surprising how many things goes through your mind when there is smoke pouring out. Like My M :-o All sorted now anyway. :-^
     
  7. badman gee

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    You love that more than life itself.

    :D
     
  8. HornelZ3M

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    You are right there Mark ;) I should have been more concerned with my works vehicle, but was i [-x
     
  9. badman gee

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    ;)
     
  10. EnthuZiaZT

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    That sounds horrific, Paul. I bet you didn't have a fire extinguisher handy?? Did you. #:-s
    You don't want your M to be TOO hot to handle :-ss or with new orange peel effect paintwork ~x(
     
  11. HornelZ3M

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    I had one in the M but its fitted tidy so didnt want to rip that out 8-|
     
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    Close call then, I'd say. Better to keep to shorter batteries, but I've never thought, when I bought one whether it's taller or not. :-??
     
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    Blimey Paul, glad you are OK, #:-s

    Car batteries can be nasty things at times, I never like touching them which is why I love the CTEK charger on the Zed as don't need to touch the battery except come replacement time :|

    Tim.
     
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    Melted a spanner on one once - lucky it didn't explode #:-s
     

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