Re: Run Away Diesel! - '88 Ford B700 Won't shut off.
unfortunately for you, a mechanically injected diesel will continue to run without any electricity.
unscrewing the fuel filter while she's running would probably be a little messy, but would certianly cause her to stall. Re-starting a diesel that ran out of fuel isn't the end of the world. Especially in a bus that has a flip up hood.
like the previous poster said, i'm sure you have it by now.
the fuel shutoff solenoid your'e looking for if it's a 6.6 litre 6 cylinder ford (or 7.8 litre) is on the passenger side plainly visible when the hood is open. I wish i had a photo. the solenoid is connected to a lever on the side of the injector pump. it'll only move one way...left or right i dont' remember, and the engine will shut off.
if it's a 6.9 or 7.3 liter, i'm not sure where the shutoff solenoid is, but it still has to be a lever on the side of the ip i would immagine. It might be difficult to find if you don't know what you're looking for.
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