The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Diesel and gasoline engines are very similar. At their simplest, both are combustible engines that create mechanical energy. Energy starts the up and down motion of the pistons. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion that is necessary to put the car in motion.
Small explosions power both diesel and gasoline engines. Between gasoline and diesel engines, there is a difference in how those explosions happen. 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
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe manufactures several models of cars that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
Northwest Houston Christian Brothers Diesel Technicians
If you have a diesel engine in the Northwest Houston area, take it into Christian Brothers for maintenance, repairs, and tune-ups. Our diesel mechanics have been thoroughly trained to repair diesel engines.