When Diesel Engine Fails

They go to full throttle because diesels do NOT have a intake butterfly valve like a gas engine does with a throttle-body or carburetor (they are open all the time) and with a continuous supply of air and hot engine oil, ( which a diesel can burn in the same manner as fuel) they run at a very high speed and difficult to stop, ( hence ” runaway”)

the only safe way to stop them is cut off the intake air, ( by covering it up or plugging it, ) or using a CO2 extinguisher in the intake port. cutting wires, turning off ignition, or cutting fuel lines will NOT stop a runaway diesel.

they will run-on as long as there is oil in the crankcase left feeding it. The intense smoke is because of the high oil viscosity and contaminants that engine oil has versus diesel fuel.

Loading…

 

2 of 2Next

Loading…

Loading...

8 BADASS MACHINES Will Blow Your Mind!

Parker Puts Ashley to Work | Gold Rush