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.....Diesel Engine, this type of internal combustion engine uses compression ignition to ignite the air fuel mixture, without the use of a spark plug. During cold startup diesel engines require a glow plug to help heat the fuel mixture. When air is compressed it heats up rapidly, the temperatures in the combustion chambers are high enough to ignite the diesel fuel.

.....Compression ratio's can be as high as 25:1, unlike most gasoline type engines with compression ratio's being 8:5-10:0. Diesel fuel is injected at 20-30,000 psi into the combustion chamber when the piston is near or at top dead center (TDC). Typically a well tuned and maintained diesel engine will surpass 350,000 miles before it's first rebuild.

.....Due to the mass, and long stroke of the internal components of a diesel engine (piston, connecting rod, crank shaft) can produce enormous amounts of torque (225-1,800lbs) depending on engine size (bore x stroke). Most of the torque produced by the engine can be achieved with rpm's (revolutions per minute) as low as 800-1800rpm and higher with smaller diesel engine's. Diesel engines largely benefit from forced induction systems such as a turbocharger, or supercharger to gain more horsepower and monster torque numbers. With aftermarket support from companies such as Banks, and Bullydog your Chevy, Dodge, or Ford can become at force to be reckoned with at the local dragstrip. All you Diesel Heads can thank a German engineer named Rudolf Diesel that invented the diesel cycle back in 1892. So keep your right foot down and your tires smoking.

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Court Shanken

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