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Old 03-10-2005, 10:55 PM
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Ive had to replace the IP shutoff valve a couple times. The fist part of the job should be to remove the air cleaner assembly and intake pipe down to the turbo. Ive learned that the very best way to shut off a runaway engine is to have the air cleaner assembly removed down to the turbo and slap a DVD case directly over the turbo intake.
The runaway engine will shut down almost instantly before you can even get a wrench on the fuel line.

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Old 03-11-2005, 12:11 AM
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Hattie, but I'm sure dslBenz is probably putting the car under load? I don't think I'd hold my throttle to the floor in park, or at least not if I were remotely sober!

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Old 03-11-2005, 02:08 AM
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A DVD case?
better be a strong one...
I would use a hefty block of wood.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:17 AM
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No it was in park. I think he was crazy but his engine is still running fine.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:31 AM
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I commend your candor in presenting this tale of caution. I've made plenty of mistakes myself but on mission critical fixes I try do as much research as possible. I especially try and find pictures and diagrams so I have a good understanding of how things should fit. That's the one drawback of solely relying on info from this list as wording is always open to interpretation...
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:46 PM
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Ive had to replace the IP shutoff valve a couple times. The fist part of the job should be to remove the air cleaner assembly and intake pipe down to the turbo. Ive learned that the very best way to shut off a runaway engine is to have the air cleaner assembly removed down to the turbo and slap a DVD case directly over the turbo intake.
The runaway engine will shut down almost instantly before you can even get a wrench on the fuel line.
I would think a DVD case would break apart and get sucked right in...

Oh, you mean one of the big soft plastic cases, not a jewel case!
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I have never heard of using a dvd case. All the old diesel mechanics I have worked with always kept a clipboard close just incase. A hard cover book works too. Just dont use a soft cover on or you will end up with confettie. A run away is a dangerous thing. An old guy I use to work with saw a guy loose his leg when he was on top of a diesel with his leg over the inlet and a guy cranked up and it ran away.
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Old 03-11-2005, 12:58 PM
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A DVD case (not a jewel case) works just fine. Anything with enough strength and surface area will work. I just like the DVD case 'cause its thin, light, readily available and works great. Whatever you choose to use, just be sure to keep your fingers clear of the turbo impeller.
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Old 03-11-2005, 05:35 PM
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Bill, I thought I did plenty of research here but "make sure the arm is around the rack" is pretty general. If you've seen the inside of one of these pumps, and don't know what the rack looks like, you end up like I did. Plus, when I was trying to get the lever apart I was twisting the shaft every which way which would be the reason it got misaligned in the first place. I would have taken pictures but none of them would turn out well since the inside of the IP is all black with oil, etc.

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