Kill the Engine...or Maybe Not??
Received this question from a vehicle rescue instructor in Virginia. What suggestions can you offer from your experiences?
How can I shut down a Mercedes that wont shut off? It was an '86. Been crashed. Key was off. I stuffed a rag in the intake and it still ran?????? Dry Chemical????
Was it a gas or diesel?
I would have thought that the stuffed rag technique would work no matter what.
The dry chem is an 'oxygen starving' agent just like the rag so even though I think I would have tried that next, it might not have worked either.
Spark plugs or the distributor cap is a possibility on a gas engine.
Plugging up the tailpipe might stall out the engine.
Putting the vehicle is gear with the brakes set may stall it out if it is only running just above idle.
By the way, what did you do to get it to stop?