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Toyota SUV explodes (not known why, didn't explode from the engine) (Original Post) BlueWaveNeverEnd May 24 OP
Like... car bomb? intrepidity May 24 #1
Explosion, no fire? Was it an EV? Mobile meth lab? nt bucolic_frolic May 24 #2
EV batteries burn, they don't explode. Voltaire2 May 24 #4
Malfunctioning catalytic converter? hlthe2b May 24 #3
Whatever it was... 2naSalit May 24 #5
HEISENBERG! 3Hotdogs May 24 #6
Hello, Jake? twodogsbarking May 24 #7
Lighting cigarette + propane: sl8 May 24 #8
wow..he's lucky to be alive BlueWaveNeverEnd May 24 #10
Looks like another Jewish Space Laser to me, but I'll wait to see what Marge thinks. Midnight Writer May 24 #9

Voltaire2

(13,922 posts)
4. EV batteries burn, they don't explode.
Fri May 24, 2024, 07:16 AM
May 24

And ev fires are vastly less frequent than gas vehicle fires. The lead in fires per 100,000 vehicles are hybrids at around 3400, standard ice at 1500, and evs at 25.

https://community.vinfastauto.us/driving/the-fire-rate-of-electric-vehicles-is-61-times-lower-than-that-of-gasoline-vehicles/

The bullshit that evs are burning up at astounding rates is a classic FUD campaign from our good friends the fossil fuel oligarchs.

hlthe2b

(103,543 posts)
3. Malfunctioning catalytic converter?
Fri May 24, 2024, 06:03 AM
May 24

The following can cause a catalytic converter to malfunction and even explode:

Overheating: If the engine is running too hot due to a malfunctioning cooling system, a rich fuel mixture, or a misfiring engine, it can cause the catalytic converter to overheat and potentially fail.

Impact damage: If the vehicle runs over a large object on the road or is involved in a collision, the catalytic converter could be damaged or crushed, leading to a potential failure.

Engine misfires: Unburned fuel can enter the catalytic converter and ignite inside, causing excessive heat and pressure that could lead to a failure.

Contaminants: Some substances, such as lead, silicone, or phosphorus, can contaminate the catalytic converter and cause it to fail.

Manufacturing defects: In rare cases, a catalytic converter may have a manufacturing defect that causes it to fail prematurely.

sl8

(15,302 posts)
8. Lighting cigarette + propane:
Fri May 24, 2024, 09:14 AM
May 24
https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/car-explodes-in-van-nuys-parking-lot/

SUV explodes, flies apart after man tries lighting up cigarette inside vehicle in Van Nuys

By Matthew Rodriguez
Updated on: May 24, 2024 / 5:57 AM PDT / KCAL News

A man tried lighting up a cigarette in his SUV with propane canisters inside the vehicle, leading to an explosion and injuries requiring medical treatment Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Firefighters and police rushed to a Van Nuys parking lot after receiving a call about an SUV that inexplicably exploded around 10:30 p.m. the 7200 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, police said. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

He told first responders when they arrived that he had been trying to light a cigarette. LAPD said there was a propane explosion.

[...]

Midnight Writer

(22,306 posts)
9. Looks like another Jewish Space Laser to me, but I'll wait to see what Marge thinks.
Fri May 24, 2024, 11:35 AM
May 24

Because it could be a Particle Beam like the one that took down the WTC.

Either way, I'm sure it was an attempt to assassinate Trump.

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