Fire in engine bay 2003 clk 270 cdi

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have a Clk 2003 270 cdi which caught fire. The fire was isolated to the oil cooler area. Does anyone know what could have caused it?? I donot want to replace rubber hoses and cooler for it to happen again. Thankyou for any help
 

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A hot vapourising oil spray oil supply would still need a source of ignition more heat from somewhere like turbo area ? Or electrical short near source of vapour.
 
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A hot vapourising oil spray oil supply would still need a source of ignition more heat from somewhere like turbo area ? Or electrical short near source of vapour.
I believe the manifold sits below the ecit point of oil. Your heat theory would explain the oil igniting. Hopefully it was just a simple perished hose. As the fire melted all the evidence I needed a better explanation. Thankyou so much ajlsl600 you have removed all worries about a more serious problem. I will be cruising the streets very soon. Happy Driving Bro and
 

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Your car might have a block heater under the manifold. Might be the cause??
 
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