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2014-03-19 07:54:41 AM  
The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?
 
2014-03-19 08:43:12 AM  

Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


Who does that? People who expect something to go very wrong, and hope to capitalize from it.
 
2014-03-19 08:49:07 AM  
What the hell happened? Loose fuel line or something?
 
2014-03-19 08:59:13 AM  

Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


Most of the time, what the GoPro on my helmet sees is mundane, but its there if something does happen.  Like when this cager changed lanes without signalling or when I came home one morning to see turkeys in front of my driveway
 
2014-03-19 08:59:29 AM  

abhorrent1: What the hell happened? Loose fuel line or something?


Looked like something was leaking underneath the engine, not sure what it was.
 
2014-03-19 09:05:52 AM  
Watch Again Now

Why? It's not like you cut to the good part and slowed it down, you just showed the same exact thing twice.
 
2014-03-19 09:16:47 AM  

Langston: I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


Have you met a teenager these days?
 
2014-03-19 09:20:50 AM  

Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


in this case it could be raw footage for a future montage video, obviously this would be the last scene...
 
2014-03-19 09:30:28 AM  
Pheique.
Fire is exterior of the car, no smoke is emanating from the cabin, and the car is not in gear or braked (in case something goes wrong).
 
2014-03-19 09:32:39 AM  

Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


That was my thinking as well.
 
2014-03-19 09:38:10 AM  

bikerbob59: Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?

That was my thinking as well.


Me, too. He seemed to be quite intent on making sure the car was parked right on top of the puddle of flammable liquid.

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Most of the time, what the GoPro on my helmet sees is mundane, but its there if something does happen. Like when this cager changed lanes without signalling or when I came home one morning to see turkeys in front of my driveway


Same here. Though I am a "cager" as it were, about once a month I catch something worthy of not being deleted when the memory card is full. Also, I figure it'll be good to have if ever I get pulled over or witness/am involved in an accident.
 
2014-03-19 09:38:50 AM  

bikerbob59: Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?

That was my thinking as well.


So do what I do: Punish them with a downvote on YouTube.

Hell, I never do upvotes. Just punishment downvotes. I wish I could downvote this prick twice actually. Once for the staged fire, and once for the "Watch it again" stupidity. If I wanted to watch it again, I know where the god damn seek bar is, assmaggot.
 
2014-03-19 09:43:31 AM  
I'd say there was short somewhere, but there should be fuses to stop that.

Though considering the car, the kid, how fast it the fire popped and spread...

I'm going to say it was a short

CSB
Something similar happened in my more dumbass days when I built a river radio out of car stereo a battery and a water cooler. The ground got loose and touched the positive burnt the entire ground wire up with a similar pop sound and black smoke thankfully there was a fuse inside that kept the stereo from burning up as well so I just had to re solder in a new wire and I was good to go with a more careful eye to connectors.
/csb

This kid probably had something similar happen just instead of a plastic jug, it happened near fuel lines, spilled oil, carpet. Could be an amp wire or audio capacitor wire hooked up wrong or loose.

Probably find out more on an enthusiast site for that model car of a kid asking "how duz i repare my biatch ho mom's car that she totes ruined"
 
2014-03-19 09:49:00 AM  
Definitely a set up. Not only does he "just happen" to have a camera running, but he takes the time to shut it off while the fire is still burning. Who does that? Most likely because he didn't want you to see the two guys off camera step in with the fire extinguishers.
 
2014-03-19 09:53:21 AM  
......and as your car is burning to the ground, make sure you get to that camera.

/wondering how it ended.....
// Michael Bay style ?
/// Kitty litter to the recuse?
//// Water?   probably not a good idea......
//definitely a set up
//  slashie spasm ////
 
2014-03-19 10:08:40 AM  

Deadite: I'd say there was short somewhere, but there should be fuses to stop that.


Fuses burn out when there is more amperage being drawn then they are designed to handle, that doesn't always happen with a short.
 
2014-03-19 10:17:11 AM  
hole in the fuel line and sprayed on the exhaust manifold. had it happen to me once.
probably why he was working on it, Trying to figure out why it kept stalling.
why is he recording it? no idea.
 
2014-03-19 10:41:35 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: see turkeys in front of my driveway


Just so you know, turkeys in your driveway counts as mundane...  If they were on fire playing kelzmer music, on the other hand...
 
2014-03-19 11:41:49 AM  
Oil leak.  Probably from the turbo oil line, as his front bumper is off, I assume he changed intercoolers and never reconnected the line.  When the car started, it pumped the oil onto the ground.  When the turbo seized (and stalled the engine), it set the oil aflame.
 
2014-03-19 12:04:31 PM  

rlandrum: Oil leak.  Probably from the turbo oil line, as his front bumper is off, I assume he changed intercoolers and never reconnected the line.  When the car started, it pumped the oil onto the ground.  When the turbo seized (and stalled the engine), it set the oil aflame.


Or he parked it on top of a mat with some flammable material
 
2014-03-19 12:09:04 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Watch Again Now

Why? It's not like you cut to the good part and slowed it down, you just showed the same exact thing twice.


About as useful as the local news anchors who love to say "Take a look at this video!" during a newscast.  Nah, you know what, I think I'm going to turn on to the other station to see the video; I'm going to go to YouTube to look for the video; in fact, no, I won't look at this video, I'm going to shut my eyes!!!
 
2014-03-19 12:24:40 PM  

Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


I'm always surprised by how people are afraid to be "taken in" by staged videos.

Have you ever watched a YouTube video where someone shows step-by-step instructions on how to make, repair, dismantle something? I've watched a series of videos in which a guy completely strips, repairs, seals and varnishes a huge chest of drawers. He had to have the camera running for hours and hours to capture all the footage used.

Also, go back and watch again. Look closely at the area under the engine. There is clearly a fluid being pumped out onto the ground beneath the engine. I doubt that he rigged up something so elaborate just to make a video in which he burns his car's finish.

C'mon people, it's one thing to be gullible because you are stupid. It's another thing to be reasonably smart, but constantly in fear of being duped by some schmuck on YouTube.
 
2014-03-19 12:41:31 PM  

lostcat: Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?

I'm always surprised by how people are afraid to be "taken in" by staged videos.

Have you ever watched a YouTube video where someone shows step-by-step instructions on how to make, repair, dismantle something? I've watched a series of videos in which a guy completely strips, repairs, seals and varnishes a huge chest of drawers. He had to have the camera running for hours and hours to capture all the footage used.

Also, go back and watch again. Look closely at the area under the engine. There is clearly a fluid being pumped out onto the ground beneath the engine. I doubt that he rigged up something so elaborate just to make a video in which he burns his car's finish.

C'mon people, it's one thing to be gullible because you are stupid. It's another thing to be reasonably smart, but constantly in fear of being duped by some schmuck on YouTube.


this post is a false flag
 
2014-03-19 12:43:25 PM  
Im guessing something came loose with the oil feed line to the turbo and something ignited the fluid on the ground. Im pretty sure thats an intercooler sticking out the front, you can see a pipe from the profile view, and the car is so low that the line might have caught on something either when he moved it or at some point when parking it there. Probably a hack-job installation done by amateurs, just judging by the overall look of the car.

Meh ,just a guess, probably not an accurate one but who knows. If something just farking catches fire like that, you did something wrong and, as punishment, your shiat goes up in flames. Lesson learned. (probably not)
 
2014-03-19 12:54:50 PM  

rlandrum: Oil leak.  Probably from the turbo oil line, as his front bumper is off, I assume he changed intercoolers and never reconnected the line.  When the car started, it pumped the oil onto the ground.  When the turbo seized (and stalled the engine), it set the oil aflame.


I was ready to call fake, but that's a pretty convincing explanation. Still pretty sure it's fake, but if not your explanation is going on the official report.  That's some nice work, Lou.
 
2014-03-19 01:12:04 PM  

rlandrum: Oil leak.  Probably from the turbo oil line, as his front bumper is off, I assume he changed intercoolers and never reconnected the line.  When the car started, it pumped the oil onto the ground.  When the turbo seized (and stalled the engine), it set the oil aflame.


um.. uh.. yeah.. ok..
 
2014-03-19 01:12:16 PM  

rlandrum: Oil leak.  Probably from the turbo oil line, as his front bumper is off, I assume he changed intercoolers and never reconnected the line.  When the car started, it pumped the oil onto the ground.  When the turbo seized (and stalled the engine), it set the oil aflame.


This seems to be a highly likely scenario.  He probably has a Silvia motor in it, which puts the turbo on the passenger side.  It sounds like he revs the motor before it catches fire, cuz I think I can hear the turbo start to spool.

Another possible scenario is that there was unburnt fuel in the exhaust which could have ignited when the engine was revved.  Like a high performance car does, except they don't catch fire.
 
2014-03-19 02:51:22 PM  

wxboy: Looked like something was leaking underneath the engine, not sure what it was.


I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say "fuel"...
 
2014-03-19 03:27:52 PM  

StRalphTheLiar: Langston: I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?

Have you met a teenager these days?


Hehe.
 
2014-03-19 03:41:09 PM  
FAKE
 
2014-03-19 03:45:49 PM  
I'm one of the last people to cry FAKE, since I am so gullible, but I am thinking staged.  His movements were too cartoonishly awkward and stiff, and nothing he was doing made any sense aside from getting prepared for something in the near future that might spontaneously happen for no reason at all.
 
2014-03-19 09:30:48 PM  
Ah, here we go. The original link is gone, but the Fark thread still exists.

TL;DR, guy puts Armor All on his tire treads, then takes the car out for a spin with predictable results, and posts to a forum wondering what the hell happened.

One of the best Fark "FAIL" stories ever, IMO.
 
2014-03-20 12:18:41 AM  
I'm thinking something along the lines of a lean hiccup igniting fuel/cleaner in the intake... (that would explain the blow-off like chirp right when the fire goes up)
 
2014-03-20 12:33:45 AM  
Seems edited.

At :14-:15 there is an anomaly under the car, between the bumper and the front tire.  Watch just as he gets out of the car.
 
2014-03-20 04:30:26 AM  
Why would someone fake a boring video like this? I think it is more likely that he was filming all the steps of his build - including troubleshooting problems he had - and caught a freak accident caused by a ruptured fuel or oil line.
 
2014-03-20 04:49:53 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?

Most of the time, what the GoPro on my helmet sees is mundane, but its there if something does happen.  Like when this cager changed lanes without signalling or when I came home one morning to see turkeys in front of my driveway


WTF was I even supposed to see in that first video?  You felt threatened because you drive a vehicle with 2 wheels and refer to sensible people who prefer 4 wheels as "cagers"?  You know what?  Sometimes other people on 4 wheels threaten us other "cagers" too.  Sometimes you bikers threaten us.  So get off your high horse.  I saw nothing scary or unusual in that video.

And if the turkeys in your driveway bother you, get a shotgun and make Thanksgiving dinner.

Farking bikers - some of the whiniest pieces of crap ever to infest this world..
 
2014-03-20 05:16:57 AM  

Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?


While restoring my car, I do that. Why? Because I like to document everything I do on it for future reference and for showing others.
I have even done a similar video where I start up my car on camera for the first time after installing new exhaust. Why is that hard to understand?
 
2014-03-20 08:10:37 AM  

DuudeStanky: While restoring my car, I do that. Why? Because I like to document everything I do on it for future reference and for showing others.
I have even done a similar video where I start up my car on camera for the first time after installing new exhaust. Why is that hard to understand?


It sort of depends on the person.  I was very glad to find a youtube video showing me how to change the battery on a car similar to mine because you have to jack it up and remove the front wheel, but did I bother to video me doing the same thing?  Hell no.

To make a good video, you need a good camera and you also need good lighting and if you don't have both of those, then what's the point?

The most interesting thing that could have happened is that the jack would have slipped while my hands were underneath the car and my hand or arm would have been mangled.  I suppose that's worthy of putting on youtube.  I somehow doubt my first thought if such a thing happened would be to make sure the camera was getting a good shot.

I've shot enough photos and videos.  Seriously, it's not worth it.  It takes away from your enjoyment of the moment.  I mean a few photos I've taken are awesome, but don't get obsessed with it. Don't get so caught up in recording the experience that you miss out on it completely.
 
2014-03-20 08:31:24 AM  

gfid: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Langston: The thing that always makes me suspicious is that there's a camera filming the exact scene. I understand people that take photos, or occasionally video of something happening, but I don't understand people that keep the camera on themselves doing mundane things for long periods of time. Who the hell does that?

Most of the time, what the GoPro on my helmet sees is mundane, but its there if something does happen.  Like when this cager changed lanes without signalling or when I came home one morning to see turkeys in front of my driveway

WTF was I even supposed to see in that first video?  You felt threatened because you drive a vehicle with 2 wheels and refer to sensible people who prefer 4 wheels as "cagers"?  You know what?  Sometimes other people on 4 wheels threaten us other "cagers" too.  Sometimes you bikers threaten us.  So get off your high horse.  I saw nothing scary or unusual in that video.

And if the turkeys in your driveway bother you, get a shotgun and make Thanksgiving dinner.

Farking bikers - some of the whiniest pieces of crap ever to infest this world..


It must be rough to feel so inadequate about your own self that you feel the need to needlessly complain and insult others like that.  Believe me, it was scarier than it looks in that video.  If you don't ride a motorcycle, you don't know how it feels to have someone swerve in front of you like that so you really shouldn't say anything.
 
2014-03-20 09:43:32 AM  
I would like to see this happen with every ricer with a stick-on wing.
 
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