What exactly happens when a diesel engine “runs away”? From what we can find a Diesel engine “runaway” is a condition affecting diesel engines, when the engine pulls in extra fuel from an unintended source and overspeeds at a very high RPM until the engine is destroyed by mechanical failure or bearing seizure because of lack of lubrication.
We have seen our fair share of these diesel runaway videos on the internet but not this many in one place! This video has some we have and have not seen all in one compilation. It must be a scary time for any trucker, racer, train conductor to experience such a catastrophe.
Check out the video below for some serious diesel failure and a ton of fire and smoke!