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A type of internal combustion engine where ignition happens when fuel is spray at high pressure into a compressed charge of air, or the relatively heavy fuel oil used in compression-ignition engines.

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Downsides to leaving ignition on without engine running (diesel)?

I have a camper (motor-caravan) which can get really hot on a sunny day. Opening the doors allows flies and other insects in, and running the engine produces noise and exhaust fumes which are ...
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Low biting point after clutch change Ford Fiesta

Background story So, long story short my clutch went one day whilst I was driving on the motorway. The car hit about 60 and wouldn't drive faster and gradually slowed down. I pulled in at the next ...
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Still in limp home mode after fixing turbo hose

I have just replaced a split turbo hose on my 2011 Vauxhall insignia. However after clearing the fault on the ECU the engine is still in limp home mode and the car says "Service vehicle soon" on ...
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Mazda 3 2005 unknown cable

I bought a used Mazda 3 year 12/2005 from Italy. This car has a diesel engine 1.6 Turbo same as Ford/PSA. I have a loose three pin cable that don't know where does it belong. I've checked with 2 ...
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P0380 OBD-II Trouble Code: Glow Plug/Heater Circuit “A”

I found the following error in the error log of my Ford Focus Tunier 1.6 tcdi diesel 109HP (2006): P0380 OBD-II Trouble Code: Glow Plug/Heater Circuit “A” First i thought it was due to a defect ...
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Land Rover Defender L316 2.4TCDi starts and stalls almost immediately does not idle

2010 Land Rover Defender L313 platform Vehicle almost as good as new less than 20,000KM on the odometer Bought brand new a few years back with just 10KM on the odometer Has done just two oil ...
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Number of diesel injections per revolution

A modern TDI using a piezoelectric injector may have up to as much as five injections per power stroke as far as I've read. Given a four stroke, four cylinder TDI engine using injectors of that type, ...
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conrod bearing segments

I'm building a 1.9 td PSA motor, type DHX and ordering new segments I found the mark on all the segments on the same side, I've checked again and again and all indications are that the item ...
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BMW E90 318d oil leak

I've recently replaced my splash shield and I found some oil spots on the oil pan. I've tried to look for the highest point where I could find leaked oil and it seemed to be near the oil filter ...
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Renault Megane not starting after water damage

Im looking at a Renault Megane 2010 1.5 dci which was crashed into a drain. ECU and electrics on left hand side were submerged. Have changed ECU, circuit box on top of left suspension, circuit box by ...
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Car not accelerating and over revving

I have a Ford Fiesta 2010 Diesel 1.4. Recently the car has been struggle to accelerate when the gas pedal is being pressed. The engine still roars and the indicator will shoot up, but the car just ...
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diesel spill (from broken injector return line), smokes when engine is hot, risk?

I had a broken return line on the diesel injectors in my Alfa 159. I estimate from the fuel-gauge I lost about 15 liter of diesel in total during the 20 km or so I drove with the car after the leak ...
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When to replace the timing belt on a 2015 VW Golf TDI

I own a VW Golf TDI 1.6 Mk7 (2015) Odometer: 82,000KM. I would like to know at what Odometer reading should I change the timing belt/chain.
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Hard to start push key ignition

My car is a Audi A4 TDI 2.0 manual 2008. It is hard to start. When I push in the key and put my foot on the clutch peddle it won't start. When I push in the key, put my foot on the brake peddle, and ...
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Starter Motor Power

I have two 6 cyl. diesel engines one with turbo and starter motor 4KW and the other without turbo and starter motor 2.5 KW What happen if I replaced 12V 4KW with 12V 2.5KW starter motor?
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How does starter work without a trigger wire terminal?

Changing the starter on my 2007 Fiat 1.3 diesel. There is no "trigger wire" terminal. Instead the light wire is in a plastic housing which is bolted on under the battery feed. How does this work?
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Diesel engine smoking

So I am currently working on a Ford Transit 2013 Diesel. The vehicle had a startup problem. I went ahead to change the turbo, fuel filter, and even had to extract the DPF from its chamber (because ...
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Primary fuel filter on Yanmar 3GM30

I’m replacing the primary and secondary fuel filters on a Yanmar 3GM30 diesel freshwater marine engine. The Yanmar catalog does not list a part number for the primary filter. does anyone know the part ...
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why gasoline fuel can not ignite on the same diesel engine? [duplicate]

I have a diesel engine running. And I switched the diesel fuel to gasoline fuel. It does not ignite at all. Why ?
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Has anybody converted a bus from diesel drive to electric drive (hybrid) converting the old engine into a generator?

I am aware that the vehicle will increase weight and that older engines must be modified to operate with less harmful impact to the ambient. I rather wonder about the accompanying effects and ...
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If a car has to spend long periods without being driven, is a diesel or gasoline engine a better choice?

I have to buy a car for a vacation home. The car will spend long periods (up to 4 months at a time) without being driven. I have heard anecdotally that it is bad for diesel fuel to sit in an engine ...
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A180 diesel doesn't start, pops open diesel cap instead

When I try to start my diesel Mercedes A180 it doesn't start and the diesel cap opens instead! When I turn the key, sometimes it makes the starting noise (but then stops). At other times it doesn't ...
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What would cause the Reduced Power Warning Light to come on when engine is under stress, but then reset upon turning ignition off and back on?

We test drove our 2011 GMC Sierra Dually Diesel Crew Cab with 117,224 miles on it and immediately got a check engine light. Upon inspection, it was determined that the catalytic converter was bad. ...
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Soft clutch on Ford Ranger following brake cylinder, clutch cylinder replacement

I need help with my Ford Ranger diesel 2.2 L clutch. It had a problem with the brake cylinder which I replaced. Then the clutch became soft and had little to no resistance, which becomes worse on ...
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Can a tune eliminate the need to avoid redlining a cold engine?

As with any car, you'll want to be a little gentle right off the bat when driving a cold car. Not granny driving, but not hooligan either - to let the engine warm up at least to some degree. My car ...
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Diesel In Oil Vauxhall [duplicate]

While driving, the car started to blow a lot of white smoke from the exhaust, had it recovered as it wasn't turning on after, (been silly and attempted to drive it but it stopped working 20m down the ...
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Device that prevents vehicle from draining accessory batteries?

Not exactly sure if the device / component or setup I'm asking about even exists. But, here is my naive question (I am bad with electrical in general): Is there something built into modern vehicle ...
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Swift Diesel engine seeing decline in power - Need overhaul or bad turbo?

My 2008 Suzuki Swift Diesel 1.3 DDiS has run about 150,000 kms. In the last few weeks, the car seems to be losing its powerful acceleration. While there is no sudden drop in power while accelerating, ...
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intermittent slow starter cranking on saab 9-3 diesel

Sometimes , usually after a long run the starter turns very slowly like it has a flat battery. If I am lucky turning the key again a few times it will turn the engine at normal speed and it starts. It ...
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Why does my diesel lose electric power when glow plugs are engaged?

When I went to start my van today I was unable to get power. Initially I engaged the glow plugs four times. The glow plugs heat, then the relay chatters. When I turned the key to start there was a pop ...
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Wrong jumper cable intallation

I have a chevrolet captiva 2010 diesel model. The mechanic installed the jumper cables backward. My suv doesn't start anymore.(it doesn't crank) What could be the problem? What should I check? Thanks
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Vauxhall Astra - Poor acceleration above 2000 revs and “chugging” when driving

I have a 2010 diesel Vauxhall Astra it started chugging and I have poor acceleration especially going uphill or when I rev the engine over the 20 on the rev counter, I let the fuel tank go low and I ...
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Frequent Oxygen Sensor dirty problems (volvo diesel)

I have a volvo S60 diesel for 10 months (more than 30.000 Km), and I already have to clean the oxygen sensor once and seems that I have to clean it again. My question is what can I do to reduce the ...
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Small amount of wrong fuel type put in the tank

The guy who works at a gas station was filling up for brief moment wrong fuel type in my car until he realized what he did. I own Citroen Xsara 1.9d, make year 2000. Before filling the tank which is ...
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Om mercedes 364 turbo diesel fuel line question

Hello I'm busy with a conversion on a om 364 Turbo mercedes Benz diesel engine. I am battling to find a diagram for the fuel lines and which is the push and return fuel lines on this motor and where ...
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Merc C220d misfire at revs above 2000 rpm

Ok I need help. My merc C220d w203 is having a proble it feels and looks like a misfire. It happen constant when I rev above 2000rpm to 3000rpm. Once the engine drops back to idle it take it from 5 ...
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Mini Cooper 1.6 Diesel Carbon Coming From The Exhaust

I have just recently bought the car and have noticed that the car kicks out black smoke when I am driving, this only happens once or twice, but there is a lot of carbon inside the exhaust and also the ...
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Isuzu Trooper stalls when revs go down quickly when cold

I have an Isuzu Trooper 1999 3.0 turbo diesel. When it's cold (maybe just 3 minutes after starting then it stops) it will sometimes stall when I engage the clutch. For example I turn on the car and ...
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Should I perform any special checks when buying a high mileage car?

After a series of breakdowns with my current car, I've finally decided that its time to get a replacement. Looking round local dealers, I've found a 9 year old used Mazda 6 diesel which seems to meet ...
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Fuel misting during refuel

So I recently received my new company car, a Jaguar XE. When refuelling the car there is quite a lot of diesel misting coming out of the tank. I've never had this before on any diesel car and I'm ...
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Is there any way to muffle the engine braking noise from trucks?

We have all heard the loud and annoying rap-rap-rap as truckers apply compression braking for their engines, especially going down hill. Is there a something they can install to muffle this?
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Why won't the engine start after replaced top gasket? [closed]

I replaced the top gasket of my VW caddy 1.9 tdi and now it wont start. It says that the oil pressure is low but I have checked the oil and it is correct on the dip stick. The engine turns smooth and ...
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1994 GMC 6.5 Turbo Diesel

What would cause the turbo to boost in normal driving... no pulling a hill, no pulling a trailer, no load. Sometimes will boost going down a hill. details from OP comments below: The check engine ...
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What fuel type is more explosive?

I think it's one of the most popular things in action films: Cars exploding. In reality, a car explodes very rarely, even when it gets shot. However, what fuel type tends to explode more? Diesel ...
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How do I resolve acceleration issues with my Mahindra Bolero?

I have acceleration issues my Mahindra Bolero. This happened after I got the thermostat replaced. I have check with couple of workshops and ended up changing diesel filer and accelerator kit. ...
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Diesel engine on LPG

I have seen LPG powered petrol cars which can run on both the fuels. But I have not seen any Diesel engine car running on LPG. Is it possible to run a diesel engine on LPG?
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Fuel pump fuse location

Where is the fuse for the fuel Pump located in the fuse relay box for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500? I am trying to find out if I need to change my fuel pump or just the fuse. I am not getting any readings ...
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Does free revving diesel engine near redline for 2-3 seconds harm it

What happened is I accidently pressed the accelerator and rpm shot to 4800-4900 rpm in neutral. The engine was fully warmed-up. Redline of the engine starts from 5000rpm and revv-limiter kicks in at ...
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What's wrong with diesel on alternator

I have a problem with my peugeot 205 TD from 94. I had a diesel leak from injector return lines. I just fixed that but it seems like my alternator broke, again, it's like the third one in two years ...
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What happens when I fill diesel in a petrol car?

What happens when I fill diesel in a petrol engine. I know what happens when I put petrol in a diesel engine but not the other way. Could you please explain that to me?