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Posted by Ignoramus27085 on December 27, 2010, 1:39 am

I have just such a flapper.


Posted by Lloyd E. Sponenburgh on December 27, 2010, 2:46 am

No such on the MK-1 PCFs.  I don't know about MK-3s.  Never crewed on one.


Posted by David Lesher on December 31, 2010, 6:12 pm

Agreed re: runaways. I was told a story about a LARGE marine
engine where the teller's farther was the hero; everyone else
fled and he rammed a bale of cotton waste into the air intake,
stopping the engine. It too had an air cutoff door, but the
runaway just ate it & kept going.

I ran into this with a VW Rabbit a friend owned. Not good.
Burning SAE 10W-40 vs #2 melts the glowplugs as well as not
stopping when you need it to.

I like the CO2 idea; just be sure it's not a dry power
extinguisher when you grab it.
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Posted by vaughn on December 31, 2010, 6:28 pm

If dry powder is all you got, it will probably work in a pinch and would be
better than letting the engine blow apart.  I wouldn't want to predict what
damage the powder would do to the engine though.

In preparing to extinguish a small engine room fire caused by a welder I once
had a Chief MM snatch a dry powder extinguisher out of my hands before I could
trigger it.  He quickly replaced it with a CO2 unit which made a lot less mess
than the dry powder would have.


Posted by Bruce Gordon on December 31, 2010, 7:53 pm

That powder is VERY corrosive inside a running engine... Most insurance
appraisers will declare the engine SCRAP, if it was stopped with a Dry
Chemical Extinguisher, or require it to be IN-Framed before they would
insure it on a Machinery Policy, again.... Just say'en....

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