The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Diesel and gasoline engines aren't too different. Both are forms of internal combustion engines made to change chemical energy into mechanical energy. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion needed 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.
Diesels in the World
In the United States, diesels are mostly found in heavier vehicles. Europe manufactures many models of commuter vehicles that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
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If you own a diesel engine in the Lubbock area, take it into Christian Brothers for repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance. We have been thoroughly trained to repair diesel engines.