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There are two ways to stop a diesel engine. The first, as noted above, is cutting off the fuel and the safest way to stop the engine. The second it to cut off the air to the engine. This is usually only done as an emergency measure, and not typically used by the manufacturers to kill the engine in the normal course of things.

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