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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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Diesel Injector Well full of Carbon

While looking over my friend's 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel, I noticed a strange huffing noise. After removing the decorative engine cover I discovered this: This injector well is filled ...
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Sudden Turbo Whine That Oscillates with Manifold Pressure

I'm looking at an 08 Kia Carnival J3 2.9L Turbo Diesel that a friend brought to me today. The complaint was that all of a sudden a day or two ago they started hearing this whining noise that changed ...
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Strange oscillating sound when decelerating

I got a VW New Beetle 2000 with a 1.9 TDI ALH engine. The gearbox is a 02J/EBJ. The car is 19 years old and odo shows 232400km. There is a strange sound for a very very long time, it was already the ...
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Turbo info for 2006 Jeep KJ Liberty CRD diesel

Have a Jeep KJ, the 2006 Liberty CRD with the 2.8L turbo diesel. It fails a smog test with an error code which the kindly person at DEQ said was a turbo bearing seal failure, therefore, planning to ...
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BMW 318d 2006 E90 - DPF Filter?

I have a BMW 318d 2006, and it has been acting weird for a couple of days now, I have researched that some of the 318d have DPF filters and some Don't, my problem is where I drive to work 200km there ...
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P1461 - EGR (Exhaust Gas Recycling) error, what does this mean

Each time I turn on the engine it says Depollution System Faulty, the diagnosis says "P1461 | Exhaust Gas Recycling Electric Valve Copy Signal Valve Low Limit Drift Since First Start - up ..." I ...
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Have 01 Dodge ram 2500 desiel automatic transmission

Transmission started making grinding noise on way home. Took forever change gears put it in my garage dropped transmission found round bearings in bell housing. I can't tell if they were from front ...
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Should I prefill my diesel oil filter during an oil change?

When changing oil in any diesel engine, should the oil filter be prefilled prior to installing onto the engine?
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Diesel van not starting in hot weather

I have a self-built motorhome, Renault Master, 2003, with about 100k and a G9U engine, which does not start when I park it in the sun in the hot weather. Part of this is due to the immobiliser ring ...
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Can a LiFePo4 battery 300 Amp start a Caterpillar 15ltr diesel engine

I have a Newel coach RV with a 15 ltr. Caterpillar diesel engine. Now with two AGM batteries 8DL 12V each 255A to start the engine. Would it be possible to use one LiFePo4 battery 300A to start this ...
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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 ...