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Old 08-22-2013
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Re: Diesel Shutoff

Originally Posted by Capt Len View Post
Potential problem can be a partial shutdown and restart just as engine revs go to zero. .bounces on top dead center ,fires backwards and sucks up exhaust water, bending at least two con rods and costing about 8 grand to make right. Don't ask how I know this. A separate non slip in your hand pull knob isn't foolproof but it helps.Don't let it go until oil alarm rings.
Can the pull knob be added to the setup and the throttle setup so it can't shut the engine off.?

I'm thinking that this is not engine dependent but depends on how it is setup?

It can be changed to a single lever setup too.
I was at an ASA school and he was converting all his boats to single lever as he got sick of rebuilding transmissions.
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