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.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!