6 thoughts on “Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

  1. You just know there’s going to be a question asking why the engine didn’t choke out.

    The answer is (1) its a diesel so its closed loop ignition (2) the air intake was located next to the cab, (3) the engine was virtually isolated from the outside environment.

    You’ll also notice that when the engine is submerged, the smoke stack started belching black smoke – this was from incomplete combustion of the diesel fuel due to the engine cooling off because of it’s depth in the water. Once he got to shore, the black smoke cleared as the engine warmed back up.

  2. I’m going to say that he knew what the machine is capable of, and what the solution to the problem will look like, and set about to find it.

    The only question I have is: How did he get in there?

    Nice discussion, Tom Francis. Minor nit–I don’t think a diesel has an ignition system in the sense the term is usually used. Ignition in a diesel occurs when fuel is injected in a cylinder containing air that has been heated by compression.

    I think.

  3. One other question: How do we know that it is a “he”? Fact iks, I don’t know that. And most of the really excellent drivers of semis in my experience are “shes”.

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