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Old 04-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #21
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RE: Runaway diesel?

Us guys down here who stop the world getting top-heavy...
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:12 PM   #22
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*"automatic shut down on the gen set as boaters tend to leave the running while away from the boat.**"

That happened*4 years ago to a sailboat on a town mooring at Block Island*and the boat caught fire after the engine overheated and kept on running. At the MTOA rendezvous we had at Mystic Seaport the next summer we saw the video that the towboat operator had taken using his boat cam. Luckily they were able to release the boat who was rafted and only the sialboat burned. No major injuries,no loss of life thank goodness. No environmental mess. Just one burned out hull and a tow job back to themainland.



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Old 04-12-2011, 09:18 PM   #23
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RE: Runaway diesel?

Yeah, I did have a 671 (238) run away in an old crackerbox GMC sleeper tractor. I was on the phone about 200 ft. away when the prospective buyer cranked it up. It sounded like a swarm of bees till it came out the bottom. The buyer still took it to restore with a spare engine I already had sitting in the yard for it. The original engine hadn't been started in a year or more, and was really worn out.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:31 AM   #24
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RE: Runaway diesel?

When an engine is so crapped out that the rings pass enough lube oil for the engine to run on runaway is possible.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:01 AM   #25
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Runaway two-stroker
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:02 AM   #26
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RE: Runaway diesel?

What do you mean fuel supply?* Too much fuel pressure, or the control unit wasn't properly controlling the fuel dilivery?* Had my Ford Lehman 120 run away this past weekend and am not sure why!
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #27
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Yes, I did once and like everyone else, I shut her down by cutting off the air. The reason she took off was that a seal on the lift pump went bad and let diesel fuel leak into the engine.
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Runaway two-stroker
What a bunch of morons!!* I can't believe they would start that thing without having it secured to the ground.* They're lucky it didn't jump off that base and pin one of them or blow up in their face?
I guess that is why they always have an ample supply of Darwin Award candidates?* Gene pool cleansing at its best!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:57 AM   #29
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"Engines will combust halon, and the reason most of the new boats have an automatic shut down if the halon goes off."

Not really , the volume of Halon is very limited and the shut down is to keep the engine from working as an air pump, and pushing all the Halon overboard.
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What a bunch of morons!!* I can't believe they would start that thing without having it secured to the ground.* They're lucky it didn't jump off that base and pin one of them or blow up in their face?
I guess that is why they always have an ample supply of Darwin Award candidates?* Gene pool cleansing at its best!!

Morons is right.* Yet they post the video themselves as if they are proud of what they did.* If they don't kill themselves, someone will die immitating them.

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