Originally Posted by Malkieri
Interesting information about fires can be read here:
Quote for those who don't want to read it:
"Because power steering and transmission fluids can be operating under pressure, leaks are not uncommon. These fluids have a flash point similar to gasoline’s, so while engine oil and diesel fuel are less prone to ignite, these fluids dripping on the exhaust system or near any electrical spark can ignite quickly.
Failure to refill the oil in the hub after a brake job on rear dual wheels can create friction and enough heat to start a fire, especially in rear-engine buses where numerous accelerants may be present near the rear axle.
So there ya go.
when racing we were always more worried about breaking a tranny cooler line than a gas line, the oil coats then burns....have put out a bunch of PS and Trans fluid fires