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Re: Can a Diesel be Flooded with Fuel?
Diesel runaways are scary. My father will tell of the time in 1970 on the USS Holland when he was cheif engineer. One of the new guys was starting up a generator, a "rock crusher" with an upper and lower crankcase. you had to fill the sump on the upper crankcase before starting so the bearings would not run dry before the oilpump started to supply pressure.
New guy has his finger on the fill button while talking and overfills the engine. On start up, all the excess oil gets pulled into the combustion chamber and when they went to pull the emergancy air cut off.. the flaps broke.
All they could do was evacuate the engine bay and wait for the engine to explode
In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha
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