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Re: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine? - St.

From: Greg St. Pierre <Gregstpie.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 14:28:07 EST
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:11:08 -0500
Subject: Re: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine? - St.

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 08:16:33 -0500
>Subject: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine?

>Have UFOs ever been reported to kill a diesel engine?

>Eleanor White

As an automotive technician, I believe I can offer some insight
into the diesel engine question.

For those who don't understand the difference between a gas engine
and a diesel engine, here it is in a nutshell:

In a gas engine (and sticking to modern designs), the fuel is
sprayed into the combustion chambers by electromagnetic fuel
injectors, which are opened and closed by the vehicle's
computer. The fuel going into the injectors is pressurized by an
electrical fuel pump, which is also enabled or disabled by the
computer. The gas is ignited by the ignition system, which is
composed of spark plugs, plug wires, in some cases a
distributor, a coil or series of coils, and the computer. Any
one of these components could be disabled by a strong EM field.
The computer is particularly vulnerable, having many ROM and RAM
chips, and delicate driver (switching) circuits.

In a diesel system we find some of the same components. A fuel
pump, fuel injectors, and a computer. The main difference is
found with the lack of an ignition system. In a diesel engine,
the fuel-air mixture is ignited by being highly compressed (and
therefore heated) by the pistons. Some of these systems have
mechanically operated fuel injectors, which would not be prone
to EM field interruption. Some older designs have mechanical
fuel pumps, also not vulnerable. Any diesel systems with
electrical versions of the above could be candidates for a scary

I feel most diesel engines in use today could theoretically be
disabled by a strong EM field. The small number of cases
available may be more of a factor of the ratio of gas/diesel
engines on the road than the susceptibility of diesel engines.

Hope this helps,

Greg St. Pierre

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