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Why did it take five years to get back in service?

 

 

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Warranty work + component replacement + body work + a whole lot of other things. The investigation also delayed its return.

 

The damage that bus sustained from the fire was pretty significant.

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Didn't someone on here point out that there is almost no way diesel fuel could catch on fire? What's the real story behind what led to the fire? 

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Didn't someone on here point out that there is almost no way diesel fuel could catch on fire? What's the real story behind what led to the fire?

The Mattress is also a factor. The spring punctured the fuel tank. The springs likely caused sparks considering that the bus was somewhere in the 40mph range on the bridge.

 

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Didn't someone on here point out that there is almost no way diesel fuel could catch on fire? What's the real story behind what led to the fire? 

 

what makes you thing diesel fuel can't catch on fire? it needs to be combustible for the engine to run. it may be less combustible than gasoline, but it's still combustible none the less.

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what makes you thing diesel fuel can't catch on fire? it needs to be combustible for the engine to run. it may be less combustible than gasoline, but it's still combustible none the less.

I didn't say it is impossible to combust, just that it would be extremely difficult in this situation. This is what someone else had posted when the story first was reported.

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It's actually been back in service for a couple months now.

Because diesel fuel has a high flash point and it's very hard to ignight. You can actually pour diesel on a fire and it will put it out. The fire has to reach temperatures (126-205 degrees) in order for it to ignight. Even then it will only burn and produce black smoke.

 

Diesel will ONLY burn above those temperatures, but it will not explode. It cannot be lit with a match either.

It's actually been back in service for a couple months now.

what makes you thing diesel fuel can't catch on fire? it needs to be combustible for the engine to run. it may be less combustible than gasoline, but it's still combustible none the less.

Because diesel fuel has a high flash point and it's very hard to ignight. You can actually pour diesel on a fire and it will put it out. The fire has to reach very high temperatures (126-205 degrees) in order for it to ignight.

 

Diesel will burn above those temperatures, but it will not explode. It cannot be lit with a match either.

 

In a diesel engine the fuel/air mix is forced to combust in the cylinder. It will not combust on its own, and no known natural situation will exert enough pressure to combust it anywhere other than an engine cylinder.

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