Originally Posted by Catalysis
Just back from the Oakland boat show
where I asked both Volvo
if they had any experience with lighting
strikes and their impact on the new CR engines and if they could be operated in a limp home mode if the ECU was fried.
Both said no because common rail engines injectors are directly controlled from ECU - no ECU no go.
Last year at Trawler
Fest I asked similar questions to the JD representatives. If the ECU is fried you better have a spare in a metal box, aka a Faraday cage. BTW, and old ammo box likely won't work because it has a rubber gasket
that might leak EMP and fry the ECU.
The other thing the JD reps said that was disturbing is that the new engines require power to run. If the engine
does not have power, the engine
does not run. The modern diesels need air, diesel fuel
and power to run. Loose one of those requirements and the engine is a no go.
engine needs to be robust but the new emission requirements have make the engines more complicated, less robust, and in the engine we are looking at, consumes more fuel.