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This can be used to mark a situation when a diesel engine RPM builds up abnormally by itself

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Is my mechanic responsible for replacing my diesel engine when it runs away?

A few years ago, I bought a used a F-150 with a large turbocharged diesel engine on it and the turbo went out, so I got a mechanic to replace it. Now, the turbo went out again and when the mechanic ...
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Is it possible for a diesel engine computer to detect (and prevent) a runaway condition?

Although diesel runaway is not so common... ... the consequences are spectacularly catastrophic. On old-school engines, I can understand that there isn't much you can do about it except try to cut ...
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Diesel runaway - stopped miraculously by itself

A little background (Little longer, please excuse): Few days before while we were driving Maruti Suzuki Dzire vdi (Engine: Fiat Multijet 1.3 DDIS, CRDI engine) around 40kmph. All of sudden there was ...
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