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runaway shutoff valve?

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Old 12-30-2011, 12:40:34 AM
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Default runaway shutoff valve?

Anyone ever install a ball valve on a turbo oil feed line? Seems to me this would be a good safety feature for those cases where a bad seal feeds an engine hot lube oil.
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Default Re: runaway shutoff valve?

I suspect the turbo would suffer a fair bit shutting down this way making it an expensive day. Blocking the air intake is an effective way to stop the engine.
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Default Re: runaway shutoff valve?

By the time the engine is running away on engine oil, there will be a fair bit in the intake. shutting off the turbo feed will be like closeing the barn door after the horse is out. Also with the turbo spinning at speed 100,000 rpm+ and no oil bad things will happen.
A board over the intake is the safest, or a CO-2 extingusher ( NOT DRY CHEM!!!)
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