2008 Exige S240
On-board fire extinguishers in Exiges and Elises
Grab the marshmallows and weenies! Thank God I've never used the system, but in the event we do, the SPA (www.SPATechnique.com) AFF system hopefully does the trick!The only reason to have one is to stop the fire from getting to you if you can't get out, otherwise BURN BABY BUUURRRN!!!
This is only to give you more time to get out of the car. If it happens to save the car as well -- bonus. If the system gives you ample time to evacuate and the car still dies a fiery death, the system still did its job nicely.
I had a similar incident as well. Pickup truck with flaming cardboard going down the highway oblivious to what was happening. I flagged them over and used my extinguisher and I don't even remember if I got a thanks or not.I had a handheld in a SCCA showroom stock VW GTI that was my DD. I was going around the DC beltway and I saw a mini pick up truck with a bed fire. The guy was pulling over and I stopped, pulled the extinguisher off the cage mount, and put out the fire. :clap: I'm a hero, except now I was out the $30 and had to get a refill. :wallbang: No good deed goes unpunished.
You are close to touching on what that little floor mounted hand held bottle is good for. There are actually 2 reasons.frankly, I cannot figure out what a little floor-mounted hand-held bottle is good for. If you see another car on fire, you could attempt to take it out and try to deal with the fire.
keep flames away from the occupants of that car while they are either getting out or being extracted.If you see another car on fire, you could attempt to take it out and try to...