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Old 11-25-2006, 09:30 PM   #15
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My manual calls it a fuel valve shut off, thus I assumed it shut off the fuel.

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Old 11-26-2006, 06:11 AM   #16
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Thank you Kent! I stand corrected embarassed, but corrected.

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Old 11-26-2006, 09:34 AM   #17
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I' m no mechanic, but all the firetrucks I've driven in the last 25+ years have a fuel shutoff that you pull out of the dashboard like the old manual chokes. We also have a secondary shutoff that is basically a metal flap that falls down over the air intake to starve the engine. The secondary has to be manually reset and we are always told not to touch it unless the primary doesn't work. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:55 PM   #18
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Stopping diesels

One of the things that can be done to stop a diesel which is running on after the key is turned off is to loosen and remove the primary fuel filter. It is usually a spin-on filter on the engine--somewhere near the injectors. Removing the filter allows air into the fuel line and will stop the engine before it consumes all of the fuel in the tank.

Starting an engine which has been fuel starved requires bleeding the air out of the fuel lines at the injectors. Turn the key on to cause the fuel pump to run, and use a line wrench at each injector to bleed the air.



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