How Do Diesel Engines Work?
There isn't much of a difference between diesel and gasoline engines. Both are types of internal combustion engines made to turn chemical energy into mechanical energy. In all combustible engines, energy is created to move pistons back and forth within cylinders. The motion of the pistons moves the crankshaft and that creates the motion needed to move the wheels of the car.
Small combustions power both diesel and gasoline engines. Between gasoline and diesel engines, there is a difference in how those explosions happen. 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
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe boasts many models of cars that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
Christian Brothers of Rockwall
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