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post #42 of Old 05-22-2013
Capt Len
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Re: Runaway diesel

So a large eastcoast dragger is coming into a crowed port. The oiler, trying to get a head start on shore leave has removed,cleaned and rinsed (with diesel fuel) the air filters .He re installs.Wow. suddenly engine is way past governed RPM. Take her out of gear and probably disintegrate or do a fancy two step in small places. Excessive RPM can be interesting. My best experience was a friends hot chevy . Carb linkage over centered and pressure plate bounced off the pavement , came back up through the radio , dashboard and windshield into the night.Presence of mind (turn off the key) would have helped.

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