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My 9/11 to Remember | D3so.com - The Urban Lifestyle Blog
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My 9/11 to Remember

Side View
I wished that this was all a dream but sadly, it wasn’t.

On a Saturday afternoon, about 4:30-5:00 pm (PST), I was napping. I suddenly awoke to screams of distress from my family. I thought, “what the hell is going on? are we being robbed?!”. I walked outside to see the front of my car in flames with thick gray smoke being emitted from the hood of the car. My dad was fighting the fire with a hose. I then grabbed another hose to help out but it seemed to make things worse. WeΒ  immediately called 911 and the fire department arrived within 5 minutes. As they attempted to put out the fire, I stood there in disbelief. They couldn’t get the hood to open and had to saw it open.
Hood
About 10 minutes later, theΒ  fire subsided. I was relieved but in shock; I still couldn’t believe it. The Fire Captain came up to us to get some information so that they could file a report. What’s interesting is that I had the alternator replaced on Wednesday this week because the car wouldn’t start. The fire could have been started by an electrical error, they said. Another possibility was a leak from a fuel injector. In the pic below you can see the alternator next to the fuel injectors.

Alternator and Fuel injectors
Inside hood
Inside hood 2
After getting info, they informed us that the report will be done in a few days. Now, I’ll have to wait for the report to report to the insurance company. Hopefully, they’ll be generous. You’ll also find it funny that my insurance expires this month on the 14th. Below is the bill; I guess I don’t have to worry about paying it.
Car Insurance
What’s also disheartening is the amount of money I spent on the car. The vehicle is a 95′ Pontiac Grand Am and I’ve had it for about two years. Within those two years the problems came one after the other. First, came the overheating issues which caused leaks. The problem was a damaged heater-core. Next, the ignition stopped working. I had to get that replaced along with the battery. After that, I had to get the air-conditioning fixed, since Summer time was coming along; living in a desert you can see how this can be a problem. The compressor had to be replaced which was very costly. Two months later, one of my tires went flat and I had to replace them all. The last repair was on Wednesday, September 8. My car wouldn’t start and I had to get it towed to a shop to have the alternator replaced. In the pic below, you can see all the bottles of water I kept from when my car was overheating, the old compressor on the left, the tire jack I used when I had a flat, and the green jumper cable I used back then when I had the ignition problem and recently when the alternator died.
Trunk of Car
See the photos in Full-Quality here.
Working part-time and earning a couple of dollars above minimum wage, car problems have eaten my bi-weekly checks and drained my bank account to a few hundred dollars. I’m positive it’ll all work out. I’m just glad this tragedy didn’t happen while I was driving or away from home. Life is worth more than anything in this world.

I still wish that this was all a dream but sadly, it wasn’t and I have to move forward.
Though, my family and I were unharmed physically, this has brought a financial burden to me especially.
I’m asking for your help. Please give what you can. I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!
Thank you for taking the time to read this πŸ™‚



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20 Responses to My 9/11 to Remember


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    Charlton Gomes September 12, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Owh man. What a tragedy. I'm sorry for your loss. πŸ™

    I'll share this post so others can also help you as well.


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    d3so September 12, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    Thanks.

    It was so unexpected.


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    Dan Lew September 12, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Wow, lucky you didn't have a full tank, and the whole car didn't blow up


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    d3so September 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    I actually did have a full tank and was scared that the car was gonna explode. I find it funny that the firefighters were relaxed and not in a hurry.


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    Nomar September 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    That really sucks. Hope it will be fixed soon though πŸ™‚


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    d3so September 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    There's no fixing it. It's totaled.
    It's being towed today and someone from the insurance company will inspect it. I have a feeling I won't get much for it. πŸ™ it sucks not having car.


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    Nomar September 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    I was aiming at the whole problem with fixing it! I see at the pictures its ruined! Damnit, that just sucks.

    Hope the inspection guy will be in a good mood!


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    d3so September 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    Yeah, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    I'm going to the bank tomorrow to see if I can qualify for an auto-loan.


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    ibnujusup September 18, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    Sorry for your loss man..:-(
    wish you a good luck.
    May God help you.. πŸ™‚


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    Harriet September 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your car, any idea what caused it to catch fire so badly?


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    d3so September 19, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    The firefighters said I've could've been an electrical problem or a leak from a fuel injector.


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    Aaron Torng September 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    That sucks man..On the bright side, at least you won't be spending any more money FIXING the car! πŸ˜‰


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    Dan Lew September 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    Wow, I had the same situation happen to me around 8 years back, A friend of mine and I were putting on a Carburetor I just bought on a v8 engine of mine, and the thing blew up in his face just missed his face, then the engine was on fire and my cousin ran off onto the street panicking, but I stayed there with the hose trying to put out the fire.

    It also had a full tank, so had no choice but to stay there, it was right underneath the house in the garage, so would of blown up the whole house, lol and of course me too πŸ™‚


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    d3so September 20, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    dang, that sucks. good thing no one got hurt.
    Also, good that you saved the house, since the car was inside of a garage.


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    d3so September 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Yeah, BUT now I have to get a new car which means MORE debt and I bet my insurance rate will go up. πŸ™


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    PPC Ian September 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    D3so,
    That's horrible! I'm so sorry to hear about your misfortune. I'm VERY glad you and your family are ok and nobody was hurt, thank goodness. I wish you the absolute best of luck!
    Best,
    Ian


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    Mayank Rocks September 24, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Thats terrible, I'm sorry you had to go through that πŸ™


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    Keywords to websites October 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    Sorry to hear. Can you sue the mechanic? like was it his fault by messing with the alternator that this happened?


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    d3so October 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    You can't say for sure it was the mechanic. What the insurance did was reimburse the fee of the repair.

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