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Re: Headers +Tranny Fluid = fire?

I have personally seen two jeeps that burnt to the ground from fires caused by auto matic transmission fluid catching fire. One the transmission lines were made of rubber and after a day of wheeling one contacted the exhaust and caught fire. The second one the fluid actually got hot and spewed out the pan onto the exhaust and burnt the jeep. On the first case the guy had a fire exstinguisher and so did the guy he was wheeling with and they were not enough to put the fire out (I hauled the burnt tub off it was worthless).
If you swap in an auto make as much of the lines you can out of metal and make sure you run a good cooler.
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