Any reported Holley EFI related engine fires
On a FB Chevelle page, the claim was made that a Holley Sniper EFI was the cause of a massive engine fire that destroyed this guys car.
When I pressed for more details the owner stated he, and others, believe a stuck injector was the culprit. He had discussed the incident with many at this years Good Guys show and ďeveryoneĒ was in agreement.
For the life of me I canít wrap my head around how a stuck injector would cause such massive damage. According to the owner, the vehicle was running fine prior with no display anomalies. He went to start it, and she would not fire up. He turned the key off then back on, checked the display, all was normal. When he went to crank the engine, flames went up the firewall, came up around the car, and inside because the windows were open. Too me, that sounds like a massive fuel leak, most likely supply line, that was ignited by a spark, not a stuck injector.
The photo he attached shows massive fire damage to the rear half of his engine. The front half was unscathed. The firewall is toast, distributor cap melted completely off and no rubber or plastic items on the back half of the engine survived.
The owner routed his supply and return line up the rear of the engine and used push lock AN fittings. They were not stainless braid since the hose melted off the inlet at the passenger side rear of the throttle body.
I do have a picture that he posted but Iím not sure of the rules about posting photos off another site that are not mine.
The owner is blaming Holleyand bashing their EFI. Iím having a tough time wrapping my head around how a stuck injector is the cause here. To me it sounds like a massive external fuel leak.
Are there any reports of EFI related engine fires?
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