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post #35 of Old 05-22-2013
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Re: Runaway diesel

a) Sounds like part of the runaway problems being discussed here may be specific to 2-cycle diesels which have ports in the side of the cylinder and therefore a potential path for oil to come up from the crankcase

b) Also sounds like checking compression and making sure the rings are sealing nicely would prevent oil from getting up into the combustion area

But I'm just theorizing, my experience is only with gas engines (excepting my straight-6 ford when I was a teenager - used to diesel for a few seconds when you shut it off warm :-) )
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