Questions tagged [diesel]

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 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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How do I make my 2nd generation Toyota Hi-Ace start more easily? [closed]

My 2nd generation Toyota Hi-Ace Diesel is not starting easily, or occasionally not starting at all. I have: Tested the glow plugs - all quick and fully bright; Changed battery; Changed the air filter;...
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do diesel engines have Idle Air Control Valve?

My problem is that sometimes when my Astra G tdi 1.7 2002 is idling (is not in gear) the RPM will go to 5000-6000 with out me stepping on the gas pedal. The engine accelerates on its own while idling. ...
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Diesel or gasoline engine for short trips? [closed]

I have often heard that diesels are preferred for longer trips and gasoline engines for shorter trips. The reason is probably cost: diesel engine costs more, but the running costs are somewhat lower ...
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Formula to calculate emission rates

OBD tells whether I have passed the emission test or not. I want to know the formula by which it calculates the rate of CO, NOx, HC emission from my car and compares it with some set threshold value ...
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Re-filling the coolant - Susuki Ritz (Splash)

I have a diesel (DDIS) version of the Suzuki Ritz/Splash. I would like to re-fill the engine coolant, as it has been topped-up for a long time now, and might be mostly water than actual coolant right ...
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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 do tow truck drivers never turn off their engines? [closed]

I was at an outdoor wedding recently and I could hear a truck idling behind the hedges so I went to investigate. It was an AAA tow truck and the driver was filling out paperwork. I explained that a ...
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Egr valve cleaning (2.0Tdi 2005)

I would like to give my cars egr valve a good cleaning. I have seen a few YouTube videos and they can get fairly caked up. Would it be recommended to clean it by submerging it in petrol for a few ...
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Golf MK3 battery drains, rapid clicking on start, glow plug light flashes

Does anybody know what would cause the following symptoms? I have a 1996 Golf MK3 diesel (not TDI). I drove the car with no problem three days ago. Today I went to start it, and the battery is ...
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Ford Figo starting problem

I have 2012 Ford Figo diesel.I recently got the work done for clutch plate and wheel bearing. Now the car is not starting itself. I got it checked by a local mechanic also he said everything is fine ...
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Accent diesel car battery type

My old car battery (Exide Express) is totally dead. Now I am buying a new battery. I want to know which battery is the best battery for my car (diesel 2002 model). My car model is a Hyundai Accent ...
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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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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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What fuel type is more explosive?

I think it's one of the most popular things in action films: Cars exploding. In reality, a car explodes very rarely, even when it gets shot. However, what fuel type tends to explode more? Diesel ...
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Volvo S40 - problem at ~2,000 RPM

I have a Volvo S40 (diesel) and sometimes I have a problem around ~2,000 RPM: it is something like a limp (or you could say that the car hiccups) Strangely, when my brother drives the car, he does ...
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I get a blast of hot air during stop start driving. What could cause this?

I am a learner driver with a Hyundai i20. Every now and then when I stop and then go and switch to second gear I get a blast of heat at my legs and feet. The aircon is off and its a diesel. I am ...
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Shifting: hard to pull out of reverse and sticks going into first and second

My 2006 diesel Jetta's manual gear shift is not working properly. It's hard to pull out of reverse and it sticks getting into first and second. After first and second shifting is simple. I'm sure it's ...
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Diesel motor running slightly jerky on normal RPM after having the turbo repaired

I got my turbo repaired, the service told me that stopped working due to a sensor that had to be changed. It costed me a lot because they told me that the sensor was inside the turbo and it was hard ...
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Red zone fuel level

When the fuel level in my car comes to the red zone I feel the running more heavy, the car needs more throttle and is more difficult to gain speed. Is this something normal??
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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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What's wrong with diesel on alternator

I have a problem with my peugeot 205 TD from 94. I had a diesel leak from injector return lines. I just fixed that but it seems like my alternator broke, again, it's like the third one in two years ...
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Ignition turning engine over when key is off

1996 Ford F250, 7.3 diesel. Steering column has been loose for a bit, which makes me suspect the switch.....Started truck fine to come home from work. Pulled into driveway and as soon as I turned the ...
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What is the purpose of DEF in VW?

I don't mean this to sound like a rhetorical question. I own Volkswagen Passat TDI (which is part of VW scandal) and currently awaiting approved modification for my car. What I'm trying to do is to ...
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Peugeot 406 won't start in cold weather

I drive a Peugeot 406 2.0 HDI, 2001. This morning it was -13 °C (9 °F) and the engine couldn't start. First two times, I could hear the engine running, but the third time it died and my temporary data ...
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1986 VW Jetta Glow Plugs Not Getting Current

My 1986 VW Jetta seems to have a cold air sensor switch that isn't working. When I turn the key on and wait the little yellow light glows and then turns off just like it should but the plugs don't ...
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Engine has become noisy

I have a 1993 Mercedes 308d. It always used to be fairly quiet, but recently the engine has started to sound quite noisy. Its OK when started then after it gets warm you notice when you come to a ...
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How Regularly Should Glow Plugs Need Replacing

How long should glow plugs last in a typical diesel engine? And what might cause them to fail early? I ask because my 20 year-old Ford Courier (an Australian rebadging of the Mazda B-series) needs a ...
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Diesel leak by fuel injector on Volvo V50 2007

So for a time now there has been diesel undeneath the fuel injectors. Could this be a simple o-ring seal gone rogue? Or a destroyed copper washer? There seems to be a little puddle of diesel by ...
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Jerking and knocking

My Ford Fusion (diesel) runs like a tractor when it's cold in the morning. After getting warmer will get jerks and knocks at some intervals. Often at about 2000 rpm. After more than an hour driving ...
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Injector leaking/seeping clean diesel over nut/body

I've got a 2005 Mazda 3 (ford inside), engine DLD-416/DV6/MZ-CD 1.6 Diesel, 109 PS. When I was blanking the EGR valve I saw some diesel surrounding the injector bases on all the four injectors. The ...
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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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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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Why is my car pointer going slightly down and then, when accelerating from 2500rpm to 3000 rpm

I just bought Volkswagen polo 2002 diesel with 75 hp 1.4 engine. The problem is that when i accelerate above 2500 rpm till 3000 rpm, the rpm seems to jump slightly down and then up again, it feels ...
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Why don't we have slow diesel engines? [closed]

I became very curious about this. Petrol engines run at higher RPMs to generate the required torque. Also, petrol burns well in a short amount of time. Diesel engines generate high torque at low ...
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“SIS ESCAPE” message on dash of 2015 Isuzu NQR?

Does anyone know what the this message means? I can't find any references to it online.
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SAAB 93 1.9 Diesel from 2007 won't crank

I live in France and we had some unusual cold weather lately, like -10°C to -15°C. Since a week ago the engine of the car won't crank. The car stood in cold weather and wasn't started for 2-3 weeks in ...
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KIA Sedona 2003 Diesel Intercooler Turbo Low Fuel Mileage

I have a 2003 a Kia Sedona turbo diesel 2.9L, with intercooler. I am getting 5 km per liter of diesel consumed. I also have to do oil change and ATF replacement. I got the car 3 weeks ago. What are ...
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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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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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XC90 D5 Black smoke

I have a 163hp XC90 D5. I've noticed lots of black smoke under hard acceleration very similar to an issue 'Caius Jard' had; "there's a periodic hesitation in the power delivery - again going up that ...
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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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Volvo V50 felt like it was stalling while accelerating then engine stopped

So I bought a Volvo V50 about half a year ago and have been having some issues with it lately. The one problem that has been recurring is that often the engine has very little power. By little power ...
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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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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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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. ...