I was adding some Slick 50 engine treatment to my pony. And during the test drive i feel it begin to misfire. I pull over, pop the hood, and catch sight of the glowing red hot terminal on my alternator(and it was my fault for not putting the rubber boot over that port). Apparently, the spark plug wire was making contact causing it to arc(sp?)...
Upon fixing it.. i drive to the gas station and pop the hood smelling burning rubber. I open the hood and the boot is in flames. i blow it out, and figure:
COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Preparation description : Highly refined mineral oils and additives.
Synonyms : Slick 50 Engine Treatment
WHMIS Controlled Ingredients
Chemical Identity CAS No. Conc. W/W
Distillates (petroleum), solvent-dewaxed heavy
paraffinic 64742-65-0 60.00- 100.00 %
Blend of petroleum distillates and additives.
Maybe some of the contents dripped onto the valve cover, and could have dribbled on the terminal causing it to burn hotter and then catch flames..
SOMEONE tell me it seems logical, or is there something completely unrelated and my alternator screwed and i have to resolve it mechanically???