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Old 07-21-2005, 08:58:35 PM
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I am gonna try this one more time. I am NOT suggesting adding a fuel shut off to the line, that wont work. What, I am recommending is: following the instructions in the owners manual. "Turn in the mixture screw." That will STOP the engine firing immediatly. DONT hold any valves open, you need the compression to stop the engine. This is soo simple,... attach a rod with forked end to the mixture screw. I just dont get some of these alternatives? For more clarification; read "Fairbanks-Morse Z engines, Instructions No 2548D" page 5, Under "To stop the engine". It says turn in the mixture screw to stop the engine.

Thats it for me, I'm done.
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I just thought I'd add a comment on the mixer needle valve. I have a couple H&M engines that, when running properly, are slobbery and will run a few power strokes after the needle valve is closed. I tried turning them off with the needle and then with the kill switch provided on the side of their EK mags and the kill switch stopped the motor faster than the needle valve. Do as you see fit but I'd take the safer route to accomplish what the original poster wanted.
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