Engine running away ?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Midland texas
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Engine running away ??

Someone told me that if you hold a cup of diesel in front of the intake or spray ether in your intake wile your truck is started that it will so called "run away" and reach rpms of 20,000 and throw a rod through the block. They said that it can even keep going if you turn the key on since it runs on compression ? Just wondering if any of this is true ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-06-2009, 11:52 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Midland texas
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I meant the key off pardon the mistakes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-06-2009, 12:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rio Hondo, Texas
Posts: 2,390
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Well it can burn the ether but the cup of diesel part cant be true, diesel is just not volitile enough to make that much vapor
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lincoln NE
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You would have to constantly spray ether in the intake. It would also come apart way before 20,000 rpm. But it would stay running with the key off or on as long as you were spraying it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 358
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Why exactly would you want to do this? What is the point of this thread?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Williamsport, MD
Posts: 2,229
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
This can be useful for people who have been wrongfully denied warranty work lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-06-2009, 03:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: corpus christi
Posts: 205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ive seen a few cats and one cummins "run-off" when i worked at a volvo semi dealer and trust me you dont want to be around when it lets loose
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-06-2009, 03:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jefferson, Ga
Posts: 673
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When the turbo seals go out the oil can go into the intake and cause a runaway also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-06-2009, 03:59 PM
Govy Magnet

 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Jacksonville NC
Posts: 712
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm a Diesel Generator mech, and I have also seen run-away diesels. Not a fun thing, when something that has no wheels, starts 'walking' almost 50 yards...inline John Deere 6.8ltr. Had to shove a fire extinguisher in the intake to make it stop. Stupid boot started and ran it with no governor on it, and the restraint cable missing. DUMB! Also just 2 weeks ago, I had an inline 4 (Ohnan same as Cummins just industrial side) go into overspeed and throw a piston head out the side of the block...that was an interesting night. Whenever we get home i'll post pictures of that, pretty cool, and sounded like the devil!

~Phil
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 08-06-2009, 04:03 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,760
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
I have seen Detroit 92V diesels run away, I have seen the Cummins 250 inline six run away, and I have seen one GM 6.2L run away. It is not fun and not safe at all. I would highly recommend not doing this. It is very dangerous, because you don't know if your going to be able to shut the engine down. Also you do not know what will let loose if anything does. Or where the internal parts are going to come from or where they will go when flying out of the engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors