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post #10 of Old 05-21-2013
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Re: Runaway diesel

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
I get ya Ryhs, and my number 1 is the air intake too.
Some diesels don't have the air intake where you can get to it with a rag, but the lever is right there on top.
I'm not a mechanic and don't have enough knowledge about different types of decompression methods, I just know it WILL shut the engine off as opposed to spraying parts of it and the transmission all over the boat.
Yeah, both are easy to get to on my engine:

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