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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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Results surprising said lab reporter of emission testing on Toyota Qualis Diesel 4 wheeler on AVL DiTest MDS 205

I got emissions of Toyota Qualis Diesel car tested with the AVL DiTest MDS 205, the result sheet had following columns rpm, temp, secs, CO(%vol.), CO corrected, CO2(% vol.), HC(ppm),HC corrected(ppm),...
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Why do so many diesel engines have problems with aluminum oxide in the cooling systems?

I have a bad case of aluminum oxide contamination in my 98 Mazda 626's cooling system. While researching the subject, and filtration solutions, I noticed that this type of problem is very common ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...
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1989 7.3 IDI wont start

I have a 1987 F250 with a 1989 7.3 IDI swap, the truck always used to run great. I went outside to try and fire her up and she wont start. I've tried plugging in the block heater and using ether. It ...
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Running in oil a for light diesel engine (Japanese, Toyota 3L)?

What would you use as a running in (break-in) oil for this engine? I have this engine, and it has just been reconditioned, new pistons, conrods, crank and bearings.
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Excursion SuperDuty Cannot Calibrate Speedometer

I have an 02 Excursion Limited Diesel and cannot get the speedometer calibrated. I purchased the vehicle with 35" tires (original equipment is 32") The tires were about 75% worn and the speedometer ...
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Lag at accelerating and/or loss of power

This may be a long shot. So, I have a Renault Megane 2, with a 2.0l Diesel engine with theoretical 150hp and 340Nm of torque. The thing that worries me is that when I push the pedal, it just takes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does BMW use piezo-injectors for all their diesel engines since N57?

I've heard rumors that since piezo-injectors in N57s proven to be unreliable, BMW switched back to solenoid-type injectors in later engines. Now I see piezo-type in B57 specs. My question is what ...
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Meaning of P0245 (16629) DTC on VW ALH TDI Engine

I'm seeing a P0245/16629 – Solenoid Valve (A) for Boost Pressure Control (N75): Short to Ground – code on our 2002 ALH TDI. The solenoid valve controls the boost by moving the vacuum actuator that ...
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Mahindra KUV 100 and Suzuki Alto OBD protocol

Can someone please tell me the OBD-II protocol of Mahindra KUV 100 (diesel) and Suzuki Alto (diesel). Also whether ELM 327 Bluetooth will work? http://www.ebay.in/itm/SuperMini-ELM-327-Bluetooth-v2-...
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Hyundai Tucson died while driving; will not start

I have a Hyundai Tucson 2011 directed injected diesel which has just broken down. What happened is that while driving the engine suddenly stopped and won't start. There is no check engine light on. ...
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White smoke diesel engine

I am stuck on the side of the road on an interstate trip and need help ASAP! I am driving a school bus (converted). 2004 Thomas Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz engine and Cummins transmission. After about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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High Oil consumption in my BMW x3 - 2014 - (F25) 2L Diesel engine

i have recently got my BMW x3 with 41,000 km on it after running for some time it asked for a oil 1L oil topup so i called BMW dealership and they asked me to get a castrol 5w30 and top it up and i ...
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astravan td intermittently stalling at low revs when warm

my 05 vauxhall astravan 1.7TD can run fine for a couple of weeks then out of the blue it stalls at low revs when warm. It will restart ok but will not tick over. Once cool it could be ok again for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for Fuel Injectors for a Renault Clio Expression 1.5 cdi 2006 plate

I am looking at buying a set of fuel injectors for my car but not sure of what part number I can use. Equally can you buy a manual for car parts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Slipping Automatic Transmission when Cold

Car: VW Touareg 2007 2.5 TDI 90,000 Miles Symptoms: Does not engage the clutch plates when cold and slips in all gears. When you take your foot off the accelerator, the revs drop down to idle while ...
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Catalyst Temperature

Please refer to Catalyst Temperature PIDs (mode 01 pids 3C, 3D, 3E, 3F) for the following questions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs#Mode_01 Q1. Is there a thumb rule that the catalyst ...
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Troubleshooting Smoking Diesel (2002 VW ALH TDI)

Our 2002 TDI has started surging at idle – especially in gear after a cold start, it seems to get better as the car warms up – and smoking (mostly HB's, vile habit). This has been going on for about a ...
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Hot cranking problem on 6.6 duramax

6.6 duramax diesel engine cranks good cold but periodically won't crank hot unless I use starting fluid. This usually happens after engine has been turned off about 30 minutes. Also if idles for ...
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BMW 520d e60 2008 diesel engine won't start after switching off

I have a strange behaviour of my car. Engine starts well at any weather condition but after driving and switched off engine cannot start again for 20 - 40 minutes. After this time it starts like ...
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Volvo D13 Boost and fuel mileage problem

My Volvo diesel D13 creates boost at low RPM's at various amounts of level and at any given time; the fuel mileage has gone down by 1.5 miles per gallon. The waste gate was replaced and the computer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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