VW Bus Erupts Into Flames – Fuel Line Safety
This is a sad and graphic example of a Volkswagen van with a fuel leak which took place on the morning of February 4th, 2011. The lone driver, who escaped the vehicle safely, had been alerted by B.C. Ferries staff about a fuel leak while en-route to Vancouver Island in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia. He was only going a few more miles to have the van serviced in the small town of Sidney, but the unlucky Westfalia never made it. Check your fuel lines, check them again and be acutely aware of any unnecessary gas smell. If you’re restoring a van the first thing you should do is replace the fuel lines, even before you start it up you should make sure everything is safe and in order. This short video is not fun to watch, but it is a good warning.