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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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Hyundai tucson 2ltr desel 56 plate problems starting

I have a genuine problem with my 56 plate Hyundai Tucson 2ltr diesel. When I bought it it ran and started great, but after about a week of using it I came out one sunny morning and it wouldn't start. ...
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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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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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Car doesn't start & shows 'transmission malfunction' on the dash

I have a 2.0 TDCI Ford Focus 2008 MKII. I hadn't driven it for a few days and when I did the central locking wasn't working but all other electric worked fine and the car ignition engaged but wouldn'...
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Diesel runaway - stopped miraculously by itself

A little background (Little longer, please excuse): Few days before while we were driving Maruti Suzuki Dzire vdi (Engine: Fiat Multijet 1.3 DDIS, CRDI engine) around 40kmph. All of sudden there was ...
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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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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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Peugeot 307 2.0 hdi turns over but refuses to start

OK this has been a long ongoing problem - Car refuses to start usually after it's been left a day or so. It turns over vigorously enough to start but just won't! I'm the process of trying to fix this ...
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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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Suspected suction control valve issue, car also hard to start

I drive a Toyota Corolla with a 1AD-FTV engine. This car has become progressively harder to start over the years. Even at 10°C it might take two tries. It still starts without too much trouble, if you ...
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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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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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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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How did they start diesel engines before the glow plug was invented?

According to this Bosch page, their glow plug was developed in the early 1920's. Yet the diesel engine was around for at least 20 years prior to that; the French used it in a submarine in 1904, for ...
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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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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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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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Isuzu D-max 3.0 2009 port OBDII

I'm not a mechanic or anything, but I'm too curious. I live in Colombia and I have a vehicle that is marketed here as Chevrolet Isuzu D-max 3.0 model 2009 (diesel engine) I know that my vehicle has ...
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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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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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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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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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Smokes blue sometimes

Car starts immediately smoking blue out of exhaust approximately one time in a month. Smokes hard. I see it from mirror. Only way to stop it is to shut down engine and start again 1-2 minutes after....
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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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VW (Bosch) TDI injection pump fuel shut off solenoid functions

The Bosch diesel injection pumps used by VW in their ALH TDI engines have a fuel shutoff solenoid (N109) which is supposed to cut off fuel to the engine. The engine has been setting a DTC 17946 - ...
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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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Nissan Quashqai acceleration problem

I have a 2009 1.5dci Nissan Quashqai diesel with 59k miles on the clock. I am experiencing the following symptoms and would appreciate any guidance the community can offer: 1) Car is ticking over ...
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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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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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Filling diesel vehicles - Vent trick

According to this site it is possible to get more diesel fuel in your tank by pressing in the vent latch on the filler neck: Look inside the filler neck and you can see a button, see below for ...
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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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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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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 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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Octane rating of fats and oils versus diesel fuel

I'm struggling to understand why, apart from viscosity, it's so easy to substitute lipids (i.e. SVO, WVO) for diesel fuel. I'd have to assume these fuels have inherently different octane ratings and ...
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What kind of engine oil should one use in a diesel?

I got an 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser with a 2H diesel engine. I never changed oil on a diesel engine prior to this truck, so I'm a little confused. Toyota Factory Shop Manual recommend API CC oil type, ...
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Diesel in the engine oil

So yesterday my skoda rapid 1,6tdi decided that she has had enough. Basically white/grey smoke started to blow all of a sudden and revving sound, really loud one. Somehow managed to idle all the way ...
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Is it normal for the oil to be dark in color right after an “oil change” in a 10-year old diesel car?

I took my 2002 Jetta TDI wagon to a neighborhood shop about 10 miles, 24 hours ago. They supposedly changed the oil, but the color is very dark, almost black. Definitely not light-colored/transparent. ...
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Is it possible for a diesel engine computer to detect (and prevent) a runaway condition?

Although diesel runaway is not so common... ... the consequences are spectacularly catastrophic. On old-school engines, I can understand that there isn't much you can do about it except try to cut ...
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What is causing air in my fuel line?

I have a 2003 Jetta TDI. I drove it last night with no problem. This morning I cannot start the car. I popped the hood, and discovered air in the fuel line between the fuel filter and injection ...
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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 a P0299 error code which the kindly person at DEQ said was a turbo bearing seal failure, therefore, planning ...
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My car's diesel exhaust smells really bad

First of all let me say I apparently have no exhaust leak. For a long time I've been asking myself how was it possible that the exhaust of my car smells so bad. It does it when in the morning, I ...
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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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Chiptuning for a car with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is a bad idea?

I know that it is possible to disable DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). I'm wondering how bad it could be to leave DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) functioning and add a chip to a car?
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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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Why does a petrol engine need to maintain an air-fuel ratio, while a diesel engine doesn't?

This simple question has been bugging me for a while. The amount of fuel injected into a petrol engine is calculated according to the amount of air entering through the throttle valve (as measured by ...

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