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Originally posted by Starwars51
Most older diesel engines require no electricity whatsoever to run, so an old Mercedes diesel, before the mid 80's, would survive just fine.
Originally posted by warpboost
wouldn't the starter, battery, electronic fuel injection and fuses be fried making the car inoperable
[edit on 19-8-2005 by warpboost]
The starter, yes. But most older diesels use mechanical, not electronic fuel injection. Once one is started, you can literally disconnect every wire and the engine will continue to run.