With his pride and joy burning to a crisp before his eyes, this BMW SUV owner did the unthinkable to save his ride
Desperate times call for desperate measures. This BMW SUV on fire in Romania lived to see another day thanks to a nearby septic truck driver. With the minutes to spare, this BMW SUV owner decided not to wait for the local fire department and used stinky raw sewage to extinguish his engine fire.
Check out the unbelievable video below thanks to Facebook user Mike Alexander.
Septic trucks A.K.A. vacuum trucks drive around a scheduled route pneumatically sucking up liquids, sludges, and slurries from a location, typically septage or fecal sludge which is collected and transported to sewage treatment plants for further decontamination and biological breakdown.
Sucking is only half of what these septic trucks do, they also discharge when they get to waste treatment plants.
Knowing that septic trucks can also pump out its contents, this BMW SUV owner quickly flags down this vacuum truck driver and enlists his help.
And despite the overall nastiness of the situation, his plan works. The raw sewage covers and smothers the engine fire before the flames could get out of hand and destroy the rest of his SUV.
I can only imagine the horrendous smell. Perhaps the odor of burning car parts is enough to overpower raw sewage.
Not only will this BMW SUV probably get a new engine if not major engine repairs, a good washing and decontamination is in short order to get that lingering smell off the paint if it hasn’t made its way into the cabin.
In hindsight, this is probably the best solution to a truly shi**y situation, no pun intended. There’s really no coming back from a catastrophic car fire.
Would you do the same thing if you were in this situation, your car on fire and a septic truck nearby?