What Happens if You Put Gasoline in a Diesel Engine?

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If you’re at the gas station and you accidentally fill your diesel engine vehicle with regular gasoline, then it can cause a lot of problems for your vehicle. You see, a diesel engine does not depend on a spark plug like a gasoline engine does. The gasoline engine depends on the spark plug for the … Read more

Average Fuel Economy of Duramax Diesel Engine Trucks

Duramax diesel MPG

The Duramax diesel engine is predominately found in GMC trucks. It was introduced in 2001 and has gone through many updates. The current version (2017+) is a 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 which has some of the best torque and horsepower you could ever want in a diesel engine. There is also a smaller 2.8 liter version … Read more

5 Best Synthetic Oils for Diesel Engines

Diesel engines require good quality diesel oil in order for them to be properly lubricated. Remember that diesel oil is not the same as diesel fuel, even though they both have lubricating qualities to them. Diesel oil ensures that the components of the diesel engine run smoothly without any setbacks or problems. It will not … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Glow Plug (and Replacement Cost)

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If you drive a diesel engine, you should know how to identify bad glow plug symptoms and how they affect the longevity and performance of your vehicle. But before we dive into the warning signs of a bad glow plug and the cost of getting a new one, let’s look at what a glow plug … Read more

Top 5 Cars and Trucks with Clean Diesel Technology

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You’ve probably heard of diesel fuel before that is used in bigger vehicles like trucks which produce a smoke screen whenever they accelerate. But thanks to modern technology and advanced automotive engines, there is now something called “clean diesel” fuel which has very little sulfur in it. This is great for controlling emissions because clean … Read more

4 Causes of Too Much Black Smoke From Exhaust in Diesel Engines

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Diesel engines have a bad reputation when it comes to emissions and cleanliness. The large diesel trucks spewing out large amounts of black smoke (rolling coal as they say) have always been frowned upon. It also doesn’t help that the recent scandals involving Volkswagen have vehicles with diesel engines on the receiving end of a … Read more

Thermal Efficiency of a Diesel Engine

The process of how a diesel engine works is quite fascinating. The diesel fuel itself is a petroleum-based fuel that contains three essential hydrocarbons that go into the cylinder of the engine. But first, air is pulled into the cylinder of the diesel engine and gets compressed. Then you spray the diesel fuel into the … Read more

Diesel Engine vs Gasoline Engine Comparison

Internal combustion engines have truly been a hallmark of 20th century invention and innovation. They have powered cars, trucks, aircraft, boats, and much more. These are machines that are the workhorse of the modern era, so it helps to know a bit about how they function, and what characterizes their operation. The fact of the … Read more

Common Rail Diesel Engine (How it Works and Pros/Cons)

Diesel engines have certainly changed over the last couple of decades. They previously used a fuel injection system for delivering fuel to the engine. This was done through a series of pump nozzles that would pump the fuel at low pressure into the fuel injectors. The downside to this diesel system is that it generates … Read more