What Does It Mean When This Light Comes On? Reddit Hilariously Reacts to Engine Fire

Noah Silverbrook

Updated Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a recently shared image on Reddit, a vehicle's engine compartment is seen engulfed in bright and intense flames. The humorous caption above the image reads, "what does it mean when this light comes on," sarcastically referring to the fire as a "light" that has activated. This ironic twist has sparked a wave of crazy comments and reactions from Reddit users.

One user humorously noted, "Looks like you've made an external combustion engine," poking fun at the unusual sight of a burning engine. Another user quipped, "Ran out of blinker fluid," adding to the comedic value of the situation.

Some comments offered witty advice, such as, "If the check engine light isn’t on, stop checking it and roll on," and "Time to grill!" Others suggested more practical, yet still humorous solutions, with one user commenting, "It is your fire extinguisher check light," and another advising, "Time to change the oil! But go get the fire extinguisher first..."

One particularly imaginative comment read, "Lucky you, You got the flamethrower option," while another user chimed in with, "It means make sure you didn't leave your wallet in the car." The playful banter continued with a comment suggesting, "Time to make SMORES!"

The image also prompted discussions about the weather, with one user asking, "What's the weather like up there?" to which another replied, "Rain. And a little ice." This exchange further highlighted the lighthearted nature of the comments despite the severity of the situation depicted.

Other users offered more tongue-in-cheek advice, such as, "Me thinks is cause you no have engine oil, friction make it hot. Apply oil," and "i would highly suggest backing up. the light doesn't tel you but its kinda self explanatory." The humor reached a peak with comments like, "You’re probably fine," and "Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200."

The Reddit community's reactions to the image of the burning engine combined humor with a touch of practical advice, making the post a memorable and entertaining read. This instance showcases how social media can turn a potentially alarming situation into a source of collective amusement.

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Top Comments from Reddit


it means gondor calls for aid


Looks like you've made an external combustion engine


Ran out of blinker fluid


What's the weather like up there? Rain. And a little ice. How's it handling? Sluggish. Like a wet sponge. It's a damn good thing he doesn't know how much I hate his guts.


You must have one of those self-cleaning engines


Time to grill!


It is your fire extinguisher check light.


If the check engine light isn’t on, stop checking it and roll on


Lucky you, You got the flamethrower option.


Time to make SMORES!

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