[Vwdiesel] help, runaway

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 17:59:13 PST 2009

Is he sure too that he didn't have too much oil in his last oil change?

There is an easy way to check to see if it is burning crankcase oil, there
should be lightish grey/blue smoke.

Sounds like crankcase oil though, mainly because its VERY hard for the
injection pump to cause a runaway even if the cutoff switch is busted.

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 8:49 PM, <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:

>  Runaway is from crankcase oil being burned uncontrolled.  Turning
> off the ignition proves this to likely be your condition.
>  Causes:
> Worn rings - too much blowby, pushing the oil out the breather and
>     into the intake.
> Broken ring - same as worn rings or lets oil past the rings directly,
>     worn rings can do this also but it usually a blowby issue.
> Dirty air filter - needs some other issues as well but it can contribute.
> Clogged breather screen - It's between a spot welded in, plate and
>     the valve cover.  Restriction causes high velocity blowby that
>     takes more oil particle than normal with it.
> Just plain worn out - not necessarily your problem.
>   Loren
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