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German expat escapes serious harm as LPG-fuelled Proton catches fire

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Luckily the car suffered only minor damage. Photo: Easkkapop Thongtub
 

PHUKET:-- A German man is thankful his LPG-fuelled Proton car did not suffer serious damage after it caught fire while he was driving from Phuket International Airport to his home in Kata last night (Oct 22).
 

Thalang Police Station were notified that the car was on fire beside Thepkrasattri Rd near the main intersection in Thalang at about 8:55pm.

 

Officers and firefighters arrived to find 53-year-old Moscow-born German national Nikolai Lobati standing beside the car in a state of distress.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/german-expat-escapes-serious-harm-as-lpg-fuelled-proton-catches-fire-73341.php#f793odduzP8HCfIz.97

 

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I really do not understand why anyone would do this to their car (fit LPG) especially westerners. First they must realise it is very dangerous and should be fitted by very skilled qualified specialists and not "I've got a spanner I'm a mechanic", second the hoses have to be special high pressure hoses designed for vehicles, third The engine runs far hotter than originally designed for and lastly the space it takes up in the boot... 

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17 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

I really do not understand why anyone would do this to their car (fit LPG) especially westerners. First they must realise it is very dangerous and should be fitted by very skilled qualified specialists and not "I've got a spanner I'm a mechanic", second the hoses have to be special high pressure hoses designed for vehicles, third The engine runs far hotter than originally designed for and lastly the space it takes up in the boot... 

Well, the obvious reason is to save on fuel, yet i'm not sure i would trust a Thai mechanic.

I thought last year i read about 2 cases in which passengers of taxis were intoxicated by leaking gas.

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6 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Well, the obvious reason is to save on fuel, yet i'm not sure i would trust a Thai mechanic.

I thought last year i read about 2 cases in which passengers of taxis were intoxicated by leaking gas.

Ive been in a leaker twice over the past few years. The first time it was a short day ride so no problem, the other which was a long night ride, which sucked, because I bailed in a crappy area and had to wait for a Grab for a while.

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7 minutes ago, mauGR1 said:

Well, the obvious reason is to save on fuel, yet i'm not sure i would trust a Thai mechanic.

I thought last year i read about 2 cases in which passengers of taxis were intoxicated by leaking gas.

Yes a it happens a lot as well as going up in flames. I'm very surprised so few reports make it to TV. 

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3 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

Ive been in a leaker twice over the past few years. The first time it was a short day ride so no problem, the other which was a long night ride, which sucked, because I bailed in a crappy area and had to wait for a Grab for a while.

Next time i'll go downtown, i'll remember to open the window 😉

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32 minutes ago, Scot123 said:

Yes a it happens a lot as well as going up in flames. I'm very surprised so few reports make it to TV. 

It happens, but not a lot.

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1 hour ago, stevenl said:

It happens, but not a lot.

 

          Brexit , that's all  expats are interested in .

         German expats , just don't sound rite to me .

         LPG,  no thanks ..

 

 

          

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Retro fitting LPG into vehicles in Thailand is dodgy at best....fitting it into a Proton is madness:))

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I have always carried an extinguisher in any vehicle I have owned. 

 Never had to use it, but happy it is to hand.

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LPG bloody dangerous if not fitted n maintained carefully.

has anyone ever seen one of the LPG  bottles explode!! I have and the energy expended is tremendous. I’ve seen boats completely disintegrated by these.

 

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13 hours ago, elliss said:

 

          Brexit , that's all  expats are interested in .

         German expats , just don't sound rite to me .

         LPG,  no thanks ..

 

 

          

say what?

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I'm no expert, but is this the right way to quench an electrical or gas fire?

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Here is a picture of the "distressed" owner standing next to his car. The damage has been pixelated out to avoid offending some viewers 

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