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Old 01-07-2001, 01:45 PM
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Thanks for clarifying for me.

What you are saying would certainly be true in a gasoline engine. However, a diesel engine does not produce carbon. The closest it gets is an oily goo. It's certainly not a good thing, but if the tired diesel engine sees oil changes and proper maintenance, you can typically run the engine as long as it has enough compression to start and you can carry enough oil to get where you're going. As a matter of fact, the oil that does make it past the rings or valve guides acts as expensive fuel. In a gasoline engine the oil would be fouling spark plugs and making other attacks.

I am not proposing that running it to it's complete death is a good thing, but it really doesn't hurt anything.

Have a great day,
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