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post #49 of Old 08-16-2013
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Re: Runaway diesel

Years ago I had a run away in my Hunter 30 powered with a 12HP Yanmar better suited for rice patties. I over filled the crankcase. Started the engine, things seemed fine and then it started to race even though I pull the fuel lever all the way back

Yeah, I knew what could happen so I quickly put the transmission in gear and let the boat do wide circles until the run away stopped. No damages
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