How Do Diesel Engines Work?
Diesel and gasoline engines aren't too different. At their simplest, both are combustible engines. In all combustible engines, energy is created to move pistons back and forth within cylinders. The moving pistons causes the crankshaft to turn. The wheels of the car start to move.
Small combustions power both diesel and gasoline engines. There is a difference, however, in how those explosions occur. Gasoline engines mix fuel with air that is then compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks. Diesel engines compress the air first and then inject the fuel. Because air becomes hotter when it is compressed, the process of compression creates the spark.
Diesel Engines Today
In the United States, diesels are mostly found in heavier vehicles. Europe manufactures several models of cars that are powered by diesel. As people in North America become more concerned with oil prices, diesel is looking more attractive.
Frisco Christian Brothers
If you have a diesel engine in the Frisco area, take it into Christian Brothers for tune-ups, repairs, and maintenance. We have extensive experience with diesel engines.