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Polluting Engine idling law

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by yottie, 14 Jan 2019.

  1. yottie

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    Can any-one advise on the current law/regs re engine idling times etc.
    For instance is it legal for a large stationary wagon to run it's engine for no reason at all (except possibly to keep the occupants warm!), the same question applies to stationary railway diesels.
     
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  3. Burnerman

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    The truck may need to keep its engine running to provide brake vacuum, maybe?
    John :)
     
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    Unsure how you mean that John, however, for safety reasons, the brake vacuum is required to release/hold off the brakes, and when there is no vacuum, then the brakes are automatically applied.
     
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    On the horrid old wrecks I used to drive (BMC's, Leylands, Commer, even the Thames Trader :eek:) just switching off for 10 minutes meant that we had to restart and run for 5 minutes before the brakes would come off.....so we left them running!
    Are you snowed up in the mountains?
    John :)
     
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    Thames Trader?

    Sounds like someone who hangs around public conveniences....:cautious:
     
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    Ah, John, I remember them well! Did you drive the "pig snout" variety? Truly ugly!
     
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    Yep, that's the one....produced in many guises by Ford, although I didn't know that then......4 cylinder diesel, twin wheels at the back, but petrols were also available.
    Loads around in my early days, but much less frequent when I hit the road!
    John :)
     
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    We still see one round here from time to time, a short wheel base tipper. Petrol engined, too. The guy who owns it is a retired builder
     
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    Then along came the Bedford TK and the Ford D series......such a transformation!
    I remember driving a Guy Warrior cement truck once, and similarly a Foden......not sure but I think they had two stroke diesels.
    John :)
     
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    They did indeed, as did some of the old "ball-cab" Commers and Karriers (called a TS3 engine on account of them having 3 cylinders). One customer we worked for used various independent hauliers who turned up every day to move products - some of the independents like Bassett's of Titensor used to have Fodens with garish cabs (loads of brightwork on the front and that stylish Foden logotype. I seem to recall the independants were all fiercely loyal to small (mainly north-west based) manufacturers such as the Foden breakaway ERF, Atkinson (with the circle-A logo), Seddon and even a few Scammells with those weird fibreglass cabs - with nary a Leyland or AEC to be seen. The only people I can recall using "exotic" trucks like Violvo were the likes of KP-Smiths (crisps). Other than that it was almost all British makes. There was a lot more variety on the roads in the 1960s and 70s
     
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    Please see title??
     
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    newer classes off railway deisels will auto shutdown after say 5 mins if not needed for operational reasons
    if you live near a station siding or depot where you find it annoying you can contact the railway company/operator off the siding or depot and ask iff they can reduce the noise or unessisery idling off engines
     
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    That's useful b.a
     
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