Re: 2001 E-350 Fire (almost)
Geeze. I've had small one-off fires before myself and they're not fun nor easy to properly pinpoint. I'd let NHTSA know about the incident. The E350 is a popular model with millions on the road. I had a brake problem in my E250 a while ago, started it up, and the pedal went straight to the floor! Then the airbag light illuminated on the dash and blah blah blah blah; it equaled another day at the shop.
Only other thing I can think of is if brake fluid isn't leaking, perhaps water someone got into that area of the engine (drove through puddle?). Hmm.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!