How Do Diesel Engines Work?
There isn't much of a difference between diesel and gasoline engines. Both are forms of internal combustion engines made to change chemical energy into mechanical energy. In every combustible engine, 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 explosions 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 many models of cars that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
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