Questions tagged [diesel]

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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How many miles could you drive a diesel car with petrol before noticing?

I recently refuelled my brand new diesel engine car when it was basically empty (25 miles left) and then drove away. I drove the car for about 100 miles before noticing the standard juddering that you ...
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Gears weird after spin out

So, I spun out in the rain at a roundabout the other day. I aquaplaned and lost traction, and had absolutely no control through a 180 spin in which I ended up landing on an island between the 4 lanes ...
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Should I re-build my engine?

12 months ago, I bought a 1999 Mitsubishi Delica with a 4m40 2.8TD engine (diesel). The vehicle itself has done 120,000 miles and runs very well. There is a very slight oil leak somewhere. There is ...
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Ford Focus 2010 1.6 'Engine malfunction' warning and no power

Driving today was fine for maybe a mile until I joined the motorway(highway). Once I was building up speed it came up with 'engine malfunction' on the display with the alarm sound and then started ...
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Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel hissing noise

My 2010 Ford Focus zetec 1.6 Diesel Tdci sounds like it's hissing when it's cold. Once it's up to temp dissapears. I've only had the car a few weeks so is all new to me(cars in general). The car ...
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Flywheel timing

I pulled the flywheel off my 4 cylinder diesel without checking any timing marks, I've since learned I probably should have. It's in the shop being machined right now (for new clutch), but I'm ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 2.0L

I have 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 2.0L, they saying this car required CAN bus system instead kwp2000. My question is: How does the protocol Id change? Maybe ECU is defective? Some people told me ...
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Oil Pressure Warning Light on Fiat Ducato

I just bought a 2010 Fiat Ducato Maxi Multijet 120 manual transmission. On the way home going up the mountain when I would shift gears the engine oil pressure warning light would momentarily go on ...
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How does this fuel tank assembly work?

I have a mini excavator (Terex HR16). I am trying to understand how the fuel tank assembly works. First some context: I was experiencing intermittent engine sputtering, sudden loss of power, and ...
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2015 VW Golf TDI leak some coolant

Leaking coolant done 80,000km took to mechanic said need to replace timing belt and hose that's why coolant is leaking ,can anyone verify and if they have had the same problem .otherwise car is ...
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Timing belt snapes too frequent

I've been working on a Toyota 2C engine and have replaced the timing belt 3 times within a month and a half . one thing i observed though is the timing belt will be covered with oil every time i ...
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2012 Great Wall V200 Turbo Diesel injector coding

I have recently installed second hand injectors. I have software to reprogram the injectors into the ECU. However, it continues to come up with an error when I enter the new injector code. I have been ...
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PSA 1.6tdci metallick “clicking” - possible hydraulic lifter?

My 2007 Volvo V50 1.6tdci (380.000km) suddenly started to have a metallic clicking sound when I got off the freeway the other day (see video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SmGt2Lz7itSWWQ2x7). The sound ...
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How do I safely fill and use an external diesel can?

I would like to purchase an external container and fill it with diesel fuel, for use in my personal vehicle. I want to make sure that I am doing this safely. To that end I have some questions: If I ...
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Mazda 6 MZR-CD diesel fuel issue

I have a mazda 6 mzr-cd turbo diesel wagon 2009 model. I just purchased the car and after trying to jump the car i thought the engine had no compression. However after trying again with a stronger ...
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Dodge Diesel 2.0l little acceleration in drive or reverse with black smoke

Dodge 2.0 l Journey Diesel engine revs ok in neutral up to 5000 with a very tiny bit of black smoke when it its around the3000- 4000 rpm range ....a little bit of a stutter sometimes but not all times....
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2000 Daewoo Musso 2.9 TDI Engine shaking heavily in idle, getting better in higher RPMs

I bought my first project car dirt cheap it's a Daewoo (Ssangyong) Musso Diesel SUV which has one of the most reliable engines, the Mercedes OM602 This car is starting fine but the Engine is shaking ...
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Strange knock on VW Golf Diesel

Today I started noticing when I hard accelerate the car, first revving to about 2000 RMP and letting the clutch, I hear a knock from the car when the rpms are ~2500 RMP and up (to 4000) on the first ...
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One reverse light stays

One reverse light stays on when running on my 2012 Dodge Ram. Where do I start looking to solve this issue?
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Is anybody able to diagnose anything from these Live Data Reports ? Car has loss of power and black smoke

Photo's attached Ford Ranger 2015 XLT 3.2L 4x4 Diesel Automatic Currentl experiencing power loss and hesitation as well as black smoke out the exhaust
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2014 Cruze Diesel

can't find replacement converter for car GM not making at this time been in dealer ship since Nov. can the converter be reemed out and reinstalled or will removing the back pressure cause low power ...
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What is the name of this?

My car is hard to shift gears and found out this was the reason. Any idea what’s the name of this part?
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Diesel, sporadic loss of power

I have a 2009 Opel Astra 1.7 diesel (Engine Z17DTJ), manual transmission. In the last days it happened sporadically that the engine lost power immediately after startup Symptoms Fires up immediately ...
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What does a high altitude package in diesel heatings

I am currently checking out various camper vans and for one manufacturer there is an option for the diesel heating called "high altitude package" which is supposed to ensure the heating is functioning ...
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Cold start electrical problem

I've asked this also on volvoforums, but since here are also general car discussion I would like to ask here also. I own a Volvo s80 2.4d 2009 (with 300.000 km) and since the weather got colder I ...
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi not starting after engine rebuild. (flooded vehicle repaired )

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2006 model. The car have been flooded and the had it cleaned and The Head Changed, Pistons and rings changed, have it checked with OBD2 scanner. Everything looks fine. ...
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Jump-starting high-amperage diesel engine with a car with a smaller battery

I have a 1985 Mercedes 300d, with a battery with a cold-crank rating of 1000 amps. The battery is pretty much dead (and pretty much new). So far, I haven't been able to jump-start it with another car ...
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Mixing DEF with Diesel

DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is a solution of urea and water. What exactly happens if DEF is inadvertently added to the diesel tank? This YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLwcm4PjyIs ...
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Chip can affect DPF?

I have a Honda CrV Diesel 2.2L. The DPF light turned on and i lost power. The car has chip. I have twice my car regenerate then I get back the power of my car. Then after 1 week the DPF turn back on. ...
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What is this connection on the air intake right before the turbo?

This is the engine bay of a Citroën C5. I would like to know what the connection indicated by the red square is for. I removed the air duct once to check the EGR valve and there was a little oil ...
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2005 F250 Turbo Diesel Starts Rough

When it starts it takes a few cranks to get going, and it overall starts pretty rough. I was told that I could turn the key almost to ignition until the humming stops x3 and then start it to stop this ...
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Effects of using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine

This is similar to this question but I'm more interested in possible long-term effects. The story is we think my son (new driver) accidentally put diesel fuel in his 2005 5.7L Hemi engine. Luckily ...
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Trying to understand the diesel cycle

I understand that in a diesel engine, the fuel is injected after the air has been compressed, while in a gasoline engine, it is injected while the air is being draw in. But, then there are a few ...
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Will deleting the gear-driven pump for power steering and vacuum on this diesel engine put the camshaft journal at risk of failure?

I took a 1989 Dodge Cummins diesel engine out of a pickup truck and I’m using the engine as a stationary power source. The combined power steering + vacuum pump has developed an engine oil leak, and ...
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Compression ignition in petrol engines

First and foremost, this is not a question about reparing or maintenance. I'm familiar with how both petrol and diesel engines work, and I have a question about (possibly) making petrol engines more ...
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Why do worn diesels emit black smoke?

I have often noticed that on the road, whenever a heavy diesel accelerates, it emits a huge cloud of black smoke. If this happens in front of me, I put the air recirculation mode on. This typically ...
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How Regularly Should Glow Plugs Need Replacing

How long should glow plugs last in a typical diesel engine? And what might cause them to fail early? I ask because my 20 year-old Ford Courier (an Australian rebadging of the Mazda B-series) needs a ...
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High rev in low gear on a diesel engine

just to put this question into perspective, the car I'm talking about is a 2007 Alfa Romeo 159 1.9l jtdm turbodiesel. So, I was driving it and I needed a bit of life out of the engine, so to get the ...
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Very brief loss of power and puff of smoke, diesel engine

I have recently purchased a 2004 Jaguar X type 2l diesel. When driving at steady speed on the motorway, there are frequent (about 1 every 2 minutes), brief (fraction of a second) and slight (just ...
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Diesel leak by fuel injector on Volvo V50 2007

So for a time now there has been diesel undeneath the fuel injectors. Could this be a simple o-ring seal gone rogue? Or a destroyed copper washer? There seems to be a little puddle of diesel by ...
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Lack of power after turbo replaced

In my 2005 Toyota Previa D4D T3 (2.0 litre diesel), the turbo had blown just over a year ago. I took it to garage who replaced the turbo and, generally, the car has been running fine except for one ...
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OBDLink Settings for Fuel Economy

Specs: App: OBDLink v5.4.1.1072 (iOS) Adaptor: OBDLink MX+ (bluetooth) Vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 7.3 turbo diesel (Aug 98 Production) Have been working with this Scantool for a couple weeks now, by ...
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Why isn't my car showing a small fuel input?

I just used a fuel pump to add 3.8 liters of diesel to my car (£5) from a local Jet fuel station. However my car's analogue fuel guage hasn't moved in the slightest. I have added similar amounts ...
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rav4 2L diesel, 2002, engine failure

engine gone in my 2002 rav 4, 2L, diesel, but can i replace it with an avensis, corolla 2L diesel or other toyota? obviously keeping my original turbo, starter etc. mark
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Not starting, just clicking [duplicate]

I have a 2002 diesel Renault Clio. Everything was working fine the day before, but now it will not start. It makes a click noise then nothing. The lights/radio work. Changed the starter motor ...
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2011 Jeep Patriot CRD 2.2 - engine does not start // P0685 error

I have a 2011 Jeep Patriot CRD 2.2 (Euro-Model) that does not start anymore. First boot-up and preheating is normal but when I turn the key further for ignition nothing happens, no sound no movement, ...
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2007 F250 Super duty Powerstroke 6.0 crank no start

Ok I don't know Jack about diesel, but i am learning as I go! It has been running out of fuel when the DTE is at 65-58 miles and its keeps climbing. When i first got the truck a year ago it ran out at ...
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Land Rover Freelander 2 - Bad MPG

2007 Freelander 2 Was having what I consider bad MPG for a diesel, averaging around 23-24mpg Initially thought it needs a service, so lots of money later for a full service which would have ...
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Suitable grade oil

i am going to do a service on my work car(vw caddy 1.9 sdi 1999). My question is... What engine oil grade should i use 10w40 or 15 w40. In my country during the summer the temperature goes up to 30 ...
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What is the best TurboCharger dump Pipe Length for a turbodiesel engine? [closed]

What is the best length for Turbocharger Dump Pipe. I have a Force Gurkha with a 2.6 litre diesel engine. I removed the second CAT Converter and Muffler from the exhaust. So now it has a CAT and then ...

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