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Old 10-27-2012, 10:53 PM   #28
JustyWRC
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
Well it is a good thing magnesium is not highly flammable or anything
It takes some pretty serious heat to ignite the magnesium they use in cars. Once it goes though......

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Originally Posted by b4wantab View Post
Once mag is ignited it will burn and keep burning. Road flairs are basically magnesium. Light a flair and through it in water, it will get brighter and keep going. The water is what caused the accelerated burning. The burning will separate the oxygen from the hydrogen and they will both burn.

Never put of a mag fire with water. Any firemen want to chime in?

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Greg
That looked like magnesium burning in that video, but didn't look like there was a lot of product. I also don't think that was from a transmission case. There would have been much more of that bright burning and water, of course, would do absolutely nothing. The stuff in the video burned out pretty quick.

He would have gotten that fire out faster if he would have concentrated on the front of the car where the bulk of the fire was .
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