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Diesel Engine Runaway 
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Was riding on the M4 heading West towards Heathrow Airport and a cloud of smoke appeared, pulled over behind the car that was smoking as I didn't really want to ride past it inhaling in all that smoke.

After a couple of seconds I remembered watching a video on LiveLeak that looked similar and tried to help. Unfortunately the guy didn't know where his air filter was and whilst I was in there looking a coolant hose failed and sprayed all over me so I stopped looking any further, engine seized up on its own soon after that.

I have since looked up other ways to stop this, if it was a manual gearbox I could have put it in a high gear with the brakes applied and dumped the clutch to stall the engine, didn't know this at the time so I don't know if it was a manual or automatic.

This is caused by a faulty seal, usually at the Turbo, which lets engine oil into the combustion chamber and

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Added: Jun-3-2014 Occurred On: May-25-2014
By: taytos
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Vehicles, Other Items from Liveleakers
Tags: Diesel, Engine, Runaway, Mercedes, M4, Husqvarna, Nuda, 900R
Location: London, London, City of, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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