Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 17:07:42 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Fire Extinguishers (WAS: Re: [OT] Re: Belt and Pully system in newer saabs)


in article e89d1e3e.0309280658.6b686ef0nopsaming.google.com, Yaofeng at ychennopsam30.net wrote on 28/09/2003 15:58: > Brenden Conte <contebnopsam.rpi.edu> wrote in message > news:<3F761E93.8040608nopsam.rpi.edu>... >>> You're probably right. Don't have my '89 C900 anymore so I could not >>> verify. Got destroyed in a car fire two summers ago after a car wash. >> >> >> That sounds like an interesting story... > > I knew there'll be someone curious to ask. See, > > http://saabnet.com/tsn/bb/900/index.html?bID=143120 A sad story and one we can all learn from. Has anyone found a good place in a C900 to locate a fire extinguisher? My initial thoughts were: 1. In front of the passenger door - some passengers like to put their feet there. 2. Passenger side of the gubbings box - obviously, driver-side would be a no-no, but it just looks ugly here. Also, it's difficult to deploy from here in a rush from the driver's side. 3. On the front passenger or either rear passenger arm rest - nope. 4. In front of the front passenger under the glove box - potential knee injury for passengers? That's why we don't like the key there on the driver's side. 5. Under the rear seat - rear passengers might fiddle without knowing there was a fire extinguisher there? 6. Driver's side arm rest - who really drives with their arm there? It's more comfortable on the window ledge. Might fall off under pedals? I suppose it comes down to individual people's circumstances and whether certain locations prove a problem to them or their passengers. I still haven't found a most-suitable permanent location for mine, but I'd rather have one somewhere than not. My extinguisher is currently in the driver's side door pocket (which I no longer use as a bin), but it flags about a little. In light of this story, I'm going to buy a bigger one to fit in the boot - like, I don't have a boot full of speaker system ... A small one at hand is good, but a bigger one for once the small one has run out is much better. Also, make sure it's actually going to work when you need it. Replace old ones after any use and make sure it's "in date" and up to pressure. You can use out of date single-use ones to actually find out how useful they will be for certain situations. Where do you guys & gals keep yours? Inquiring minds need to know ... Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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