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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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EGR ecu map and its consequences

I located the EGR map to my car Peugeot 307 2004 2.0 HDi 90hp 8cv manual with ECU Bosch EDC15C2. Regarding the EGR map, there is one axis for the rpm. What is the physical meaning of the second axis (...
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Filling tank "Heavy duty Coolant" or "Coolant Mixture with Water"

A newbie into car world here. I have a 2016 Hyundai i20 1.4L Diesel. I have found various opinions regarding the coolant/antifreeze liquid that we use in the vehicle. Some believe 1:4 mixture of ...
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How bad are NOX emissions from your own car for your own health? What are the consequences of adblue off tune?

I am considering turning off the DEF system in my car, because it may leave me stranded one day as punishment and I haven't found a tuner yet to only make it work without forcing you to, it seems they ...
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Excessive pressure in the fuel return system

Mercedes-benz w211 cdi 2.7 Diesel (2002 year), There is excessive pressure in the fuel return system, (in engine, fuel return hose was removed itself by pressure ). Is there valve or something like ...
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Does my car have rodknock

I sometimes hear a knocking sound coming from the front of the car and I feel vibration at the bottom when this happens. It only happens when the car is rolling at low speeds. You can not hear the ...
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P2002 fault on Hyundai i30

My car is a Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDI diesel from 2009. At the moment it suffers from fault P2002 which causes the car into limp mode. There has also been fault P1406 for a longer time, but this didn't ...
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Ford focus 1.6 diesel

Iv had 4 injectors replaced on my focus it ran fine then starting juddering. I took it the garage and they said that one of the new injectors had failed so we replaced that one again. It now runs ...
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Bmw e43 320d revving itself to verry high rpm

I have a big problem whit my 2.0 Bmw e46 320d. The problem is that I was driveing one night and the car gust started revving by itself around 7k rpm the car had so much boost at the time that I almost ...
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Engine RPM continuously rising when using A/C in my Nissan Terrano Diesel

My Nissan Terrano Diesel has this weird problem. Whenever I turn the AC on, after a few minutes, the engine RPM continuously rises at shoots up above 3000RPM apprx at idle. Only when I apply brakes, ...
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Is it safe to transport diesel fuel in a plastic can inside of a plastic tub? Or store it in the same way?

I'll be traveling in remote areas where diesel fuel/fuel in general might be sparse at various points. I'm going to bring empty plastic fuel containers with me to fill only during those sparse ...
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Safe to drive ~800km with diesel particulate filter warning?

My 2009 Mini Cooper D (R56) reads "Service" on the small dashboard display, and has the following fault codes (with their meanings that I looked up): P14A5 - Exhaust gas temperature sensor ...
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Volvo V50 1,6 Diesel acceleration problem and total stop

I own a Volvo V50, 1,6 Diesel. Just yesterday I experience this problem. When accelerating the motor does not respond fast enough and after a minute it stops totally. It’s -8 C. Can it be the cold ...
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Scraping sound in new small engine

I normally only work with really old engines often abandoned for a long time and in that case typically hearing crunchy or scraping noises when moving the piston is undoubtedly a bad sign and warrant ...
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Insignia B (MK2 2017) error code P0073 and engine light on

Can anyone advise please what is wrong and how to fix it please? OBD is showing ambient air temperature sensor circuit high thanks
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Vehicle misfuel

I used a 2015 Peugeot Boxer Luton van ( 154K mileage ). It had a full tank of diesel to start and I travelled 300 miles , used roughly half a tank ,and then it broke down , there is a suggestion it ...
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What happened to my car?

I have a 2010 Corsa. It has been fine for over 250,000 miles (400,000 km) and just passed MOT last month. Driving home last night, it died on me. It was pulled out of a junction, got into 3rd when the ...
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Mazda 3 2015 2.2L diesel shakes each time when started up

My Mazda 3 2.2 diesel shakes when starting up even when using auto stop/start in traffic or at a red light. I took it to a mechanic and they checked the clutch kit and flywheel but did not resolve it. ...
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25%/70ms dropouts in fuel pressure in Cummins ISL 07

The first picture is low idle, the second is high idle. With the exception of the spikes, the high idle looks more normal to me. Anyone know what this signifies? I just replaced the PRV which was ...
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2011 Ford F350 6.7 ignition will turn on, starter stays on, truck doesn’t start

Husband replaced the fuel filters, purged the system, but when I turn the key on the starter engages but stays engaged and truck does not start. Help please
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Peugeot 206 2.0 HDI rough idling and delay to turn off after diesel filter replacement

I own a Peugeot 206 (2008) with a 2.0 hdi engine (I believe the engine code is DW10TD) with a Siemens fuel system. After changing the fuel filter, I turned it on and found it was idling a bit rough. ...
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What preparations to make before changing oil on old neglected tractor diesel engine

I bought an old Massey Fergusson 135 Diesel which I have a theory has not had its oil changed for at least 20 years: I don't have the means to transport it to a mechanic, so I am preparing to change ...
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Diesel mixed with petrol

So a family member accidently filled a full tank of petrol in his diesel car. He was able to get all of the petrol (bit of diesel) out of his tank by flushing it. Now he is left with about 40L of ...
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Can deposits on glow plugs be used to diagnose engine problems?

In a gasoline engine deposits or discoloration on spark plugs can be used to diagnose problems, for instance lean or rich running, or ignition problems. There are many handy pictures available to show ...
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Peugeot 207 sporadic, sudden and very short loss of power

Car: Peugeot 207 2007, 1.4 HDI engine 8HZ 1398cmc, 50kW Symptoms: everything (cold/warm start, idle, accelerating with no load/some load, etc) works as expected, except that sometimes there's an ...
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Diesel slow crank after sitting through winter

Car in question: 2002 Renault Thalia 1.5dci (engine same as Clio Mk2, also known as Symbol) Last autumn, I stopped using this car. Filled the tank, parked in the garage and let it there until spring. ...
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VW Polo Engine Oil Light Blinking on hill

This is a weird problem I have faced and there seems to be no solution to this even after having given the car to my mechanic 3 times. Whenever I drive my car uphill even for a little while, like 5-10 ...
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Kubota Z402 Plumbing Issues

I am currently restoring a Kubota Z402 engine (used in an Aixam 500SL) that has been treated quite badly. While I have been making some progress I am struggling with the plumbing of the engine. One of ...
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Vw Passat B8 inner taillight replacement

I'm trying to replace the inner tail light bulb on the boot of my B8 Passat estate. Is it just a case of removing the 2 screws under the plastic cap in the boot lid? I believe I have the correct bulb ...
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Why does my Toyota 3L engine won't idle and makes a metal scratching noise?

My Toyota Land cruiser manual transmission has just had the engine reconditioned: new pistons, piston rings, engine block, cylinder head, fuel injectors, fuel injector pump head, starter, fuel filter. ...
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Why don't we see many diesel hybrid cars?

Car manufacturers are constantly trying to improve the efficiency of their cars to reduce fuel consumption and meet ever stricter emission standards, diesels are by design more efficient than ...
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2004 Powerstroke diesel no power in gear

2004 6l super duty was running fine when I had an oil leak on the high pressure oil sensor, truck sat for a year plus,(disabled vet) Finally got the sensor replaced and the engine starts fine, will ...
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Link between malfunctioning throttle plate and particulate filter

Only 3 years after its last cleaning my diesel particulate filter showed a service warning again (after running fine for 10 years before the previous cleaning). I set up an appointment with my ...
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Mt85 bobcat mini tractor

So the customer replaced the battery because of machine wouldn’t turn on. Few days later the customer needs to jumpstart the battery because it’s not turning on again, but only turns on when it’s ...
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Diesel car is surging

Video of how it behaves during constant speed. The car is a 2007 PEUGEOT 307 T6 2.0L Turbo Diesel Direct Inj. 4cyl 100kW HDi Auto. This has just started happening, and seems to be more pronounced at ...
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6.5 gm diesel dies shortly after you start to drive it idles for a good 40 minutes

A buddy of mine has a 1999 6.5 turbo diesel it seems to lose fuel pressure in the filter cap an then stalls he also has the wastegate held open I figure the lack of power is due to the wastegate being ...
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How is this diesel engine stalling pattern caused by dirty air filter?

I happened to be negligent enough to leave the air filter unchanged in my Hilux KUN26, engine 1KDFTV — for 5.5 years and 47k kms (30k miles). The vehicle was seemingly all fine until one day I started ...
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Why VVT is never used in diesels?

There is only a mitsubushi diesel engine that uses VVT but other than that there is no diesel engine that uses VVT or VVL. Why gasoline engines do utilize them but diesels dont?
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can i use api CJ-4/SN in a gasoline car?

I have an old gasoline car which require SAE 15w-40 engine oil, but such an oil for gasoline engine is not available in my country. I recently found some diesel oil which has API CJ-4/SN or other ...
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Diesel engine problems only in summer

I own an Opel (Vauxhall) Tigra (2006) with a 1.3 diesel engine (Z13DT, over 110000 miles). To start, in the past One-two years ago, the check engine light would come on regularly in the summer with ...
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Exhaust gas composition from London buses

I asked this on Reddit earlier this week, but nobody had much technical insight. Can anyone shed light on why exhaust gas from a typical London bus smells entirely different from a coach or truck's ...
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Where is fuel line location under the hood? ( Closest one to the engine ) ( BMW 118d 2004 1.9 Diesel )

BMW 118d 2004, 1.9 Diesel Hi everyone, I have one question coming from the very specific situation that happened. Couple of days ago I went to gas station and guy that works there accidentally put 20 ...
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Will replacing the clutch/brake fluid make the clutch pedal smoother? It's a little uncomfortable to operate

I own a 2019 Fiesta Diesel 1.5 TDCi which is around 2 years 10 months old and has a total mileage of 30201 kms (18766 miles approx). Of late operating the clutch pedal is causing me discomfort in the ...
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Engine knock - goes away at high rpm and when not in load

I noticed a knocking noise on my Ford Focus 1.8tdci 74kw from 2004. The car is old, so it might be the end for it. Nevertheless, I would like to diagnose the problem if possible. You can hear the ...
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What engine is this?

I am considering buying a boat with this Thornycroft diesel engine in it. What model is it? Any idea where I can find a manual for it?
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1999 300e turbo diesel Mercedes

1999 300e turbo diesel Mercedes who do i call to fix my car underneath gas a fuel leak problem and is getting worse please help me
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RPM fluctuating at specific speed

RPMs start to fluctuate (more like large drop and back to 700 RPM and again drop and back to 700 and so on, but overshoot is not so evident) when coming to a stop only in window between 35-50 km/h and ...
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Ford TDCi sluggish until turbo kicks in

I have a 2010 Ford S-max 1.8 TDCi with 70K miles. The engine starts most of the time, sometimes I have to try 2-3 times. If it happens to not start, the engine barely runs, maybe for a second if at ...
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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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