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#3701 Post by Larry71490 » 11 Feb 2021 06:24

With electronic engines that has never been an issue since. Only time you have a runaway engine anymore is due to a turbo failure.

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#3702 Post by Drayman » 11 Feb 2021 14:18

GT182 wrote:
10 Feb 2021 18:13
Here's one for ya. IRL if you let the clutch out while in 1st or 2nd gear and you just happen to time it wrong, the engine will actually run in reverse. You end up with an "Oh Crap", and have 13 speeds in reverse... or what ever transmission you're running. Tho I doubt that it could happen in ATS. Believe me, IRL it is an interesting experience as I've done it a couple of times, with a 10 speed and a 13 speed. LOL
I did that with an ancient Mack R model once trying to get up on portable scales. Embarrassing! Had to put it in a higher gear and drag the engine to a stall to shut it off. I don't think it's possible with newer trucks though.
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#3703 Post by GT182 » 11 Feb 2021 16:15

Larry71490 wrote:
11 Feb 2021 06:24
Only time you have a runaway engine anymore is due to a turbo failure.
I had a runaway Detroit engine in the carhauler for Anchor Mtr Frt I was driving back in the 80s. Governor failure. The shaft inside broke. Sure made on smoky mess in the TSA garage.... solid black smoke from a foot off the floor to the ceiling in the whole garage of 4 bays. The tach actually went around 2 and a half times. The only way we got it shut down was brakes on and smother the air intake. I still have that piece of shaft to this day in my tool box.

Engines these days must surely still have governors on them. :?:
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Re: Wishlists Megathread

#3704 Post by BattlePeasant » 12 Feb 2021 11:43

I already spoke about this about a year ago, but I will repeat it, because I consider it an important issue and quite simple to implement. Now, when the distance to the waypoint is shown, planning a trip is much easier, but not as good as we would like. Need information on the remaining time before rest. To find out, you need to start the trip, turn on the route advisor, find the desired page, return to the main screen, open the map and look for a suitable rest place. It would be much more convenient if this time was displayed on the "world map" screen in the right block. In addition, it is desirable to display information about the remaining fuel, because this can also be found only in the route advisor or on the dashboard. The information might look like this:
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#3705 Post by plykkegaard » 12 Feb 2021 12:19

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#3706 Post by Larry71490 » 12 Feb 2021 15:51

@GT182 Normally is 2150 rpm in the governor.

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Re: Wishlists Megathread

#3707 Post by Drayman » 12 Feb 2021 16:07

GT182 wrote:
11 Feb 2021 16:15
Larry71490 wrote:
11 Feb 2021 06:24
Only time you have a runaway engine anymore is due to a turbo failure.
I had a runaway Detroit engine in the carhauler for Anchor Mtr Frt I was driving back in the 80s. Governor failure. The shaft inside broke. Sure made on smoky mess in the TSA garage.... solid black smoke from a foot off the floor to the ceiling in the whole garage of 4 bays. The tach actually went around 2 and a half times. The only way we got it shut down was brakes on and smother the air intake. I still have that piece of shaft to this day in my tool box.

Engines these days must surely still have governors on them. :?:
Anchor Mtr. Freight. I haven't heard that name for a couple decades. I read an article back in the 80s or 90s about how terrible their trucks and equipment were. The article was called, "Drop Anchor" and it included some pix. One showed a truck with a drive axle chained up off the ground because a driver clipped a curve and broke the hub. Another showed a car hauler with the top deck actually sitting on a car on the lower deck.

I had Detroit run away too. There was so much smoke I was ready to bail out of it. Luckily it was outside the shop so it dissipated quickly. By the time the mechanic got it shut down I was expecting it to detonate. They had to pull the breather off and choke it down to a stall.
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#3708 Post by Larry71490 » 12 Feb 2021 17:03

Wouldn't it have been easier to put it in a higher gear and pop the clutch?

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#3709 Post by Drayman » 13 Feb 2021 00:32

Larry71490 wrote:
12 Feb 2021 17:03
Wouldn't it have been easier to put it in a higher gear and pop the clutch?
That\s what we thought, and did, at first. The engine just had too much power. I had it in high gear and was standing on the brakes and all it did was smoke the clutch. It was probably a good thing that the truck was only going on it's last drive, to the boss's salvage yard.
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#3710 Post by plykkegaard » 13 Feb 2021 00:41

Kill the air intake and you might have a chance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_engine_runaway
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