A heavy oil used in compression-ignition engines.

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What does this device on a 1985 Mercury Lynx/Ford Export Diesel do?

I have a 1985 Mercury Lynx (Ford Escort) Diesel 4 cylinder. The device shown in the pictures -- below the starter -- has a hose connecting it to the radiator. There is another hose that is ...
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High oil pressure after oil and filter change

I recently changed the engine oil and filter in my Westerbeke diesel. I gave it the usual (and specified) 4.5 quarts of SAE 30, specifically Chevron DELO. Now when it starts up it reads 80 psi of ...
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How to test for defective glow plugs?

On a diesel engine, how can I know which glow plugs are defective, and can I change these only?