How Do Diesel Engines Work?
Diesel and gasoline engines aren't too different. Both are types of internal combustion engines made to turn chemical energy into mechanical energy. Energy starts the up and down motion of the pistons. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion needed to put the car in motion.
Small explosions power both diesel and gasoline engines. Between gasoline and diesel engines, there is a difference in how those explosions happen. Diesel engines switch up the order of events. In a diesel engine, air is compressed first and then the fuel is injected. Diesel engines don't have spark plugs because air heats up when it's compressed.
Diesels in the World
In the United States, diesels are mostly found in heavier vehicles. Europe boasts several models of commuter vehicles that are powered by diesel. As people in North America become more concerned with oil prices, diesel is looking more attractive.
Christian Brothers of Corpus Christi
If you own a diesel engine in the Corpus Christi area, take it into Christian Brothers for tune-ups, repairs, and maintenance. We have extensive experience with diesel engines.