Greg Heinz Garage Fire
OpelGT.com is the premier Opel GT Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By The Scifi Guy

Thread: Greg Heinz Garage Fire

  1. #1
    Just Some Dude in Jersey The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    12,829
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0

    Greg Heinz Garage Fire

    It was revealed on Facebook that fellow Opeler Greg Heinz had a garage fire that spread to his house. He lost everything including 5 cars in the garage. My condolences, Greg!

    Here's the discussion so far this morning:

    <<< My first 2.5L before and after garage fire. Not sure we can save anything but shop said they would look at it... — with Greg Heinz.

    Greh Heinz fire 1.jpg Greh Heinz fire 2.jpg Greh Heinz fire 3.jpg Greh Heinz fire 4.jpg

    Zane Pratt Beautiful, before picture, that’s a shame.
    Greg Heinz I forgot how detailed and beautiful that engine was!!
    Mike Pilkenton Not your garage I hope?
    Greg Heinz Mike Pilkenton Yes, the garage and the whole damn house!!!
    Mike Pilkenton Yours or Charles Goin? Wow!
    Zeppi Bauer Pretty bad fire if it melted the aluminum valve cover.
    Rally Bob Zeppi, notice the timing cover and intake manifold is completely gone!
    Charles Goin Rally Bob Not COMPLETELY.. there are art projects there hanging on.
    Greg Heinz Charles Goin The pieces of aluminum on the engine are the only aluminum pieces that survived. I had 5 vehicles in the garage and everything aluminum vaporized including all the rims, intake manifolds on V6’s, everything.
    Ronald A Garchar Enough to make you sick.
    Charles Goin Aluminium/Melting point - 1,221°F
    Charles Goin Iron, out of the ground, melts at around 1510 degrees C (2750°F). Steel often melts at around 1370 degrees C (2500°F).
    Charles Goin So... my guess is the fire was about 1250°F as the steel oil pan which is thin steel is fine.. Which is why I think the crank and other parts MAY be OK... with cleaning and spec'ing
    Greg Heinz Charles Goin The fire inspector said much of the garage reached 1800 degrees F but the motor sat under a window in front of garage about 25 feet from the center of the fire
    Charles Goin The remains of the timing cover

    Greh Heinz fire 5.jpg

    Charles Goin Valve cover

    Greh Heinz fire 6.jpg

    Charles Goin Surprisingly.. can reuse flange to make new intake.

    Greh Heinz fire 7.jpg

    Charles Goin Needs new valve train

    Greh Heinz fire 8.jpg

    Charles Goin BUT.. valves/head maybe reuseable.

    Greh Heinz fire 9.jpg

    Charles Goin Timing chain not so much

    Greh Heinz fire 10.jpg

    Zeppi Bauer Any idea what started this fire? To burn down an entire garage and a house... that's pretty intense.
    Greg Heinz Zeppi Bauer Suspected Vapor Return line clamp above the cadillac converter and starter on 2005 Mercury Mariner. A week link. Just parked in garage so hot engine.
    Zeppi Bauer Wow. Crazy something so small.
    Gordon Payton Omigosh this is just awful. Forget the stupid Opel stuff, you must be devastated at your overall loss! How terrible. You lost EVERYTHING in the house, no time to save anything? How many people in the house? Where are you staying now? My sincere condolences at your loss. Thank goodness no one was hurt or worse!

    soybean likes this.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    OpelGT.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Just Some Dude in Jersey The Scifi Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cöllingswööd, NJ
    Posts
    12,829
    Real Name
    Gördö
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    I had heard from Gil that several Opelers in California had lost there houses and cars during the big fire. A woman with a very nice 2.4 equipped GT had her car vaporized.

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Guthrie, OK
    Posts
    266
    Real Name
    Lynn
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    So sad.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    OpelGT.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    2000 Post Club soybean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Reidsville N.C.
    Posts
    2,178
    Real Name
    W Jarrell Young
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    I had heard from Gil that several Opelers in California had lost there houses and cars during the big fire. A woman with a very nice 2.4 equipped GT had her car vaporized.
    Quite sad from Greg and the Lady in California. Jarrell
    You lose your dreams, you lose your mind. (The Rolling Stones)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •