Motor Trend TV Car of the Year 1996 Dodge Caravan
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recorded off the TV around 1995 and I have not seen it anywhere since, so I
thought I would share it with the world. This video has not been monetized
and I am not earning revenue from it.
1996 Dodge Caravan | Oblique Moving Barrier Frontal Crash Test by NHTSA | CrashNet1
"Evaluation of Motor Vehicle Fire Initiation and Propagation Part 2: Crash
Tests on a Passenger Van. "
The 1996 Dodge Caravan Sport had a test mass of 1981 kg.
The impact velocity, measured with radar, was 105.7 km/h (65.6 mph)
The test vehicle was parked at a 25 degree (+/- 2 degrees) angle relative
to the approach velocity vector of the moving barrier.
The mass of the deformable barrier was 1638 kg (3611 Ibs.). This mass is
greater than what is used for FMVSS214 tests (1367 kg or 3015 lb.) in order
to increase the test severity. The height of the center of the simulated
bumper form was 470 mm (18.5 in.) above grade. This was set to match the
approximate height of the bumper beam centerline on the test vehicle which
was 457 mm (18 in.) above grade.
A fire was observed on the vehicle at the crash test facility approximately
five minutes after impact. The fire was first observed as blistering paint
on the upper radiator tie bar near the front of the deformed battery.
Approximately 30 seconds later, flames were then observed near the battery
and the fire was allowed to propagate to verify that it was a
self-propagating flame front.
After analyzing the recorded information and disassembling the battery, it
was determined that the fire was electrical in nature, caused by a series
of electrical events during the crash and consumed only solid components.
None of the fluid systems (including gasoline) contributed to the ignition
or propagation of the fire.
Similarly, none of the normally hot surfaces, such as the Exhaust manifolds or catalytic converter
contributed to the fire.
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Add turbo system to a motor that makes
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stock heads, stock cams, stock headgasket, stock shortblock, stock
naturally aspirated ECU. No tune. Rising Rate regulator for fuel and
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up on the freeway and had to be changed in the Home Depot Parking lot so we
could make it to the race track. Got booted because the junk motor had a
camshaft seal oil leak. Instead of fixing the oil leak. I built an oil
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anyways) so i would not have to repair the oil leak. I was not going to
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