I bought a 1972 VW bus yesterday. After driving for about 2 hours, just around town, I stopped at a friends house. As we admired my newly aquired toy we noticed it had a pretty signifigant oil leak which hadnt been there before. So I brought it home. I was sitting in my driveway with it running and the engine started making a whining noise and it bogged down. I shut off the engine because I noticed some smok coming up through the engine compartment, but the bus continued to run and make the same noise. I got out and looked under the bus. It was on fire. I believe the starter shorted and lit the oil on fire. The bus has been sitting in a shed for the last 6 months. The previous owner said it didnt have an oil leak before. What would have caused the oil leak, and what would have casused the short? Thank you.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 3:54 PM