On farm white diesel

335d

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Tell that to the wifes bmw then
You can be giving it large down a motorway and hit traffic and it will stop....
a lot of modern cars have an electric pump to circulate oil around the turbo when you turn it off, if the temp is too warm.
In start stop traffic, the turbo will have had time to slow down before the engine turns off. It’s not as if you’re sitting at 3000 rpm, then it suddenly stops
 

335d

Member
no but it will switch off a lot sooner than i would have turned the key
Yeah, but sitting on the motorway at 70 is not stressing the engine or turbo. The engine will be sitting at normal running temp. When the engine stops, the inlet air will be completely shut off, which will prevent the turbo from running on as well.
It’s not like a tractor full open, at max power on a cultivator or mower, with the exhaust manifold sitting amber
 
Yeah, but sitting on the motorway at 70 is not stressing the engine or turbo. The engine will be sitting at normal running temp. When the engine stops, the inlet air will be completely shut off, which will prevent the turbo from running on as well.
It’s not like a tractor full open, at max power on a cultivator or mower, with the exhaust manifold sitting amber
you havent seen me on the motorway :ROFLMAO:
 

Farmer_Joe

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Livestock Farmer
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The North
it’s to do with temperature of oil, as I understand if the oil is extremely hot as is the turbo and it stops it boils the oil around shaft and that’s why they fail, I hate stop start on my disco for that very reason
 

335d

Member
it’s to do with temperature of oil, as I understand if the oil is extremely hot as is the turbo and it stops it boils the oil around shaft and that’s why they fail, I hate stop start on my disco for that very reason
But they don’t stop when the oil is hot, they will run on until the oil has cooled suitably, or there is an electric pump which runs on when the engine is stopped.
if your vehicle can display the oil temperature, then watch it. As above, most cars aren’t stressed at all driving at motorway speeds.
 

Farmer Roy

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Arable Farmer
All of our diesel is “white”

I haven’t stored any on farm ( my farm is 20 km from town & where I live ) for years now. I just buy a fuel trailer load ( 2000 l ) at the pump whenever I need it during busy times such as planting or harvesting. At harvest I might be buying 2000 l every day, but that’s only for a week or so
 

forblue

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Turbo's fail because of Lack of oil pressure when engine is stopped no matter if it's hot or cold, they run on a film of oil between shaft and bushes and it's these that wear over time or switching off engine before turbo has slowed down, temperature is a factor in so much that more wear will take place when hot than cold because of the oil being thinner, today's turbo's are a lot different to the old one's that took a while to achieve full boost, now they have variable variable angled blades to achieve boost quicker but speeds have risen up to 150,000 rpm so that can explain why some manufactures have fitted electric oil pumps to turbo's to help with slowing down wear, unfortunately this also adds to the cost and maintenance of the machine.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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