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can oil leaks cause car to catch on fire

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can oil leaks cause car to catch on fire
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.
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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am here to try and assist your with your question. It can but not likely. If the oil leaks on something hot like the exhaust it is possible but still rare and unlikely to happen. Always a good idea to fix any leaks to prevent the chance or try and keep them at a minimum
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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just want to know if it is possiable to catch fire, when I was driving the car started cmoking everywhere and I smelt burning, found out it had leaks everywhere and oil was leaking onto the exhaust
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.
Yes it is possible
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