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As it happens with many such questions, the answer is "it depends". Diesel engines are more expensive. In long term, diesel engine car is cost-efficient (taking into account purchase price and fuel costs) when you are making greater mileage per year. It should be easy to calculate savings on fuel vs higher purchase price of diesel-equipped vehicle. ...


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also Diesel engines have a longer stroke than ordinary petrol engines. which means pistons travel a longer distance that it does in petrol engines. And turbo/super/ram air intake systems have completely different timings than naturally aspirated petrol engines.


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Some diesel engines will have problems, others will not. It all depends on how the injection system works on the vehicle. The bigger issue to worry about is the extraneous parts, such as the fuel pump (primary or low-pressure and secondary or high-pressure). Diesel is primarily an oil, which helps cool and lubricate the parts it comes in contact with. Those ...


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If the engine consumes all the diesel in the tank, it also consumes the dirt/leavings from the diesel that tend to accumulate at the bottom of the tank. The dirt will go into the engine and into the alimentation circuit and a clearing will be needed because dirt may hinder the circuit. Also, if you run out of diesel there won't be any more in the circuit ...


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As already stated, the ignition source between gasoline/gas engines and diesel engines are different and this is the primary reason for the difference in sound. I will try to explain those differences so you you'll understand why the sound is there with one, rather than the other. NOTE 1: There is a diatribe here, but bear with me as I attempt to answer the ...


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The components which make up the exhaust note are the air, fuel, compression ratio, valve timing, exhaust, turbocharging, and displacement. The engine in the Cruze Diesel has a compression ratio around 16:1. The fuel is important, because diesel and petrol burn differently. The combination of all these factors is what results in the different exhaust ...


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The biggest factors that makes a diesel sound the way it does is the method by which the diesel is injected into the cylinder prior to/during compression and the fact that their compression ratio is so much higher than a gasoline/petrol engine. This is a roundabout way of saying that the compression-ignition causes the characteristic sound. Secondary factors ...


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Exide is simply a battery manufacturer. The Max, Matrix, and Express are just marketing names for some of their battery lines. The best battery to get is one that fits your car, and will last an appropriate length of time for the cost. If your battery is not being properly recharged, it's also possible that your alternator is bad, or is going bad. Both the ...


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Petrol consumption is the sum of many factors which in day to day driving do not concern the driver. The greatest fuel consumption figures are obtained when the highest gear possible is used, with the minimum of throttle to maintain vehicle speed or desired acceleration. Consider the new Jeep fitted with a nine speed transmission. What this works out to is ...


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There was a thread on here entitled Fuel Consumption and other Fuel related data from basic OBD-II parameters where the author was concerned about fuel consumption. While the question was never "answered", there was an article posted which sheds light on your question. It is a PDF entitled Estimation of Fuel Consumption using In-Vehicle Parameters, by Min ...


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Lots of things influence fuel consumption, actual pedal position being probably the strongest. The engine's rotational speed has SOME influence, but not nearly as much as pedal position... and a lot of the reason that the engine's speed has influence is because ignition timing will be different at different engine speeds (among other secondary influences), ...


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I have made a thread on one of the VW forums. Thanks to people there I have been given a link with some explanations. Hope this will also help the others :)


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The readings are off of your trip computer. The little numbers in the corner are for differant trips - say business or pleasure, differant drivers etc. You do not need a workshop manual. The vehicle should have a 'drivers handbook' to give you all the operational details you need. If you do not have one they are available from your VW maindealer at modest ...



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