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Old 05-22-2013
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Re: Runaway diesel

I got to wondering about the decompression lever....

From Yanmar:
Important
Do not stop the engine with the decompression lever. If the decompression
lever used to stop the engine, fuel will spray out and accumulate on top of
the pistons. This will create the danger of an explosion the next time the
engine is started.

From Universal:
DO NOT USE THE DECOMPRESSION LEVER TO STOP THE ENGINE, THIS WILL CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE EXHAUST VALVES.
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