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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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VW Passat Variant 2016 Diesel engine gets much louder when I turn left/right

My car is running well the only issue I have is that the noise the engine makes gets a lot noisier (but its still the same noise) each time I turn the wheels to left or right. The more I turn them the ...
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amber diesel fuel

Diesel fuel, initially of green-yeallowish, cider colour, stored outside in clear containers where the early sun reached it (my bad). During one month of storage it has now turned amber, cognac colour....
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Can diesel tanker lorries / trucks run off the fuel they are carrying? Or do they need to stop at a gas station to fill up?

So this is a question that's been keeping me awake at night. Tankers sometimes carry diesel fuel. To refuel do they: Stop at a gas station and fill up? Stop at the side of the road and move diesel ...
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What is the correct oil to use in an 80's era 6.9 Ford Diesel?

What is the proper oil to use in an 80's Era 6.9 Ford Diesel?
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Engine modifications when using waste vegetable oil

I'd like to ask what engine modifications is needed for converting a car from B7 diesel to used vegetable oil (uvo) ? I have an old BMW from 2013 and has bought filters to externally clean the uvo ...
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Do Turbine Fuel Filter (water separator) have a MINIMUM flow requirement to be effective?

More to the point can I use a bigger filter unit and still get good water separation? For example the Racor Turbine Series has a small unit (FG500) and much a bigger one (FG1000). The FG 1000 filter ...
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Ford Figo Diesel - Cranking but fails to start

I have ford Figo 2010 diesel model. When I try to start the car parked for 4-5days, it cranks but fails to start, then the car won't crank for another 5-10 min. The car cranks again after 10min if ...
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Correct battery for Insignia Sports Tourer

I have 2013 Insignia Elite CDTI AUTO diesel 1956cc. United Kingdom vehicle. How to get the correct car battery and what specifications to look for while choosing the right battery? I tried reading in ...
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"Slow" start diesel

Starting at low temperatures and sitting all night outside at below 5°C my car starts "slow". Like you can see in the video below, it will start with no problem but the engine hangs at ...
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Can spraying the car with a light layer of diesel help against corrosion?

I received an advice from a friend: put diesel in a bottle with a spray nozzle and spray the car with it. He said that this should form a layer on the car that helps against corrosion. When I asked ...
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Maximum liters capacity (petrol,diesel) for a four wheeler Car [closed]

Can you specify the maximum liters capacity in petrol fuel input of a four wheeler car for any make & model? Can the maximum liter capacity of that four wheeler car make & model be increased ...
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Coolant bubbling on 82 K1500 6.2 diesel

Vehicle is a 1982 GMC K1500 6.2 diesel. It's got a 1987 6.2 diesel engine in it swapped by some previous owner (there were many). The truck has sat for a while since I didn't really have time to work ...
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Is it bad to rev a diesel truck right after starting it?

There's an Isuzu pickup at my work and the drivers almost always rev it after starting it up, it's really hot here too so it has no issues turning over, compared to colder environments I guess. ...
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Diesel getting into engine oil since cambelt change

Got my VW Touran cambelt water pump serviced recently (4-5 weeks ago). Oil and filter were changes then too Today, Noticed that the oil level was about 8mm higher than max on dip stick. Oil was very ...
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JD 6415 diesel engine not starting after fuel injector replacement

This tractor has an inline 4 cylinder fuel injected turbocharged diesel engine. The injectors are pencil-stick style. The original reason why the fuel injectors were replaced is due to excessive fuel ...
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ATF in engine oops

I accidentally put 6 qts of ATF in my diesel engine. Ran for just a few minutes until I realized what I did. Drained all ATF and replaced with engine oil. What else should I do?
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engine replacement wont start

can anyone help please changed engine on a 59 reg focus 1.8tdci could not find a good one anywhere near so ive got an 08 tdci as replacement same engine code kkda noticed while swapping the 08 has a ...
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Can inline plunger mechanical injection pumps pull through the fuel?

I know that they have lift pumps that bring the fuel towards the plungers so that the plungers can push and pressurize the fuel towards the injectors but i was wondering if lets say we removed the ...
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Diesel engine fuel return pressure -- how high above the engine can the fuel tank be

This is specifically regarding an inline six cylinder direct injection, external injectors, and injection pump. Circa 1998. Just a stock standard Diesel motor.... But in general also. The bush camp ...
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Audi 3.0 TDI HPFP replacement - original vs aftermarket

I have an Audi A6 3.0TDI from 2010 with very low mileage (65000 miles, 105000km) and no apparent engine problems. I got a note from service about suspicious sound coming from the high-pressure fuel ...
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2001 Opel Astra 2.0 diesel - service light comes on on idle, goes out when driving

After the engine gets a bit warm (less than 80C), whenever I stop and the engine RPM go down to idling (or I put it in neutral while driving), service light comes on. When I start driving and ...
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Cat 7 HEUI pump failure incidence rate

Not exactly a car engine, but I am wondering if anyone has seen any statistics or guidance on Cat 7 HEUI pump failures? The pump compresses engine oil which is then delivered to the diesel injectors ...
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5 extra qts of oil in Hustler Z super diesel motor with a Warren cat engine

So while i was servicing our mower today. I spaced on remembering it was 1.5 qts of diesel engine oil. I put in 2. I'm new to servicing my own equipment because the price to service is more than my ...
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Can I use 0w 30 instead of 0w 20 engine oil in Honda wrv deisel model of 2019?

I am not able to find the specific engine oil online or offline as per the recommendation of Honda. Can I use any alternative oils?
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What are these parts? Underside of Mercedes Sprinter close to fuel tank

These are from underside of Mercedes Sprinter close to fuel tank. One goes to the engine, the other to a diesel heater. I think they're too small to the fuel filters or pumps. What are they?
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Ford figo warm starting issue duratorq 1.4 2011

I have a 2011 Ford figo duratorq 1.4 , and the car is having warm starting issues . In the morning it starts without any effort , but when I go on a drive and stop . If I have driven for long enough, ...
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Are Lift Pumps used in Bosch Kugelfischer mechanical plunger pump injection system?

I know that Diesel Mechanical Inline Plunger injection pumps have a lift pump that supplies the main injection pump. Is it also the same case on Bosch Kugelfischer mechanical plunger injection pumps ...
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Do Diesel Injectors Usually Group Fire During Cranking?

While I was doing a virtual compression test on my friends 2010 Peugeot Partner II 1.6 Turbo Diesel I hooked a probe up to an injector so I would have a reference point to know which cylinder is which ...
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Engine shaking at low rpms and injector correction values all over the place

My neighbor has a 2010 Peugeot Partner II turbo diesel ( Same engine as the Citroen Burlingo ) he's been having problems with. Background: Car was idling poorly, smoking, sputtering and had no power. ...
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Should I accelerate when start the deisel engine

When starting a deisel engine vehicle in the morning that was manufactured in 90's should I give accelerate. Some are telling do not accelerate when starting the vehicle start of the day. Give some ...
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Could a bad EGR prevent the Turbo from Working?

A friend has a 2010 Peugeot Partner II with a 1.6L turbo diesel engine. It was idling horribly with white smoke and had no power under acceleration. When I floored the accelerator parked it would ...
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Diesel Injection - Fuel Injector Deviation Help - Engine Rough at Idle

-> My Car Volkswagen Amarok 2011, 155k miles 4 cylinder Diesel 2.0 liter Biturbo Piezo electric injectors + CP4 high pressure pump -> The Problem Engine is running little rough at Idle. The ...
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Bizarre Lack of Heat From Heater Vents - 2010 BMW E91 318d

I have an issue I'm struggling to pin down with my 2010 318d 3 Series Touring: All air vents blow cold or at best, luke warm air into the passenger compartment, even on long journeys when the vehicle ...
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Megane in limp mode, obd reader says p0380, changed all four glow plugs yet same code and issue persists

i have a Renault Megane 1.5 dci. I was on the motorway and my car went into limp mode, no warning lights came on dash or anything. I plugged in the obd reader and got a P0380 Glow plug/heater circuit ...
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Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI 2010 Ambient turbo not boosting

I got a Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI 2010 Ambient I just had the turbo repaired I've had turbo checked and its fine but it still won't boost we've checked everything from valves to EGR to MAF everything is fine ...
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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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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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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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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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