How Do Diesel Engines Work?
There isn't much of a difference between gasoline and diesel engines. At their simplest, both are combustible engines. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion that is necessary to put the car in motion.
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 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.
Diesel Engines Today
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe boasts several models of commuter vehicles that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
Land O' Lakes Christian Brothers
Do you own a vehicle with a diesel engine in Land O' Lakes? Bring it to Christian Brothers. We have been thoroughly trained to repair diesel engines.