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Suitable grade oil

i am going to do a service on my work car(vw caddy 1.9 sdi 1999). My question is... What engine oil grade should i use 10w40 or 15 w40. In my country during the summer the temperature goes up to 30 ...
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What is the best TurboCharger Down Pipe Length for a turbodiesel engine? [closed]

What is the best length for Turbocharger Dump Pipe. I have a Force Gurkha with a 2.6 litre diesel engine. I removed the second CAT Converter and Muffler from the exhaust. So now it has a CAT and then ...
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Polo 9n SDI 2002

Help :-) My son has bout a polo 9n sdi with 120000 miles on. It was a bit smokey apperantly when he bought it. I now have it here on my drive and it smokes on idle and has a neat smoke screen trick ...
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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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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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What are the common parts within the 2 and 4 stroke diesel engines?

What are the common parts within the 2 and 4 stroke diesel engines. a) Piston, valves, cylinder, fuel injector b) Crankshaft, crosshead, cylinder c) Turbocharger, piston, gudgeonpin, cylinder d) ...
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Can a LiFePo4 battery 300 Amp start a Caterpillar 15ltr diesel engine

I have a Newel coach RV with a 15 ltr. Caterpillar diesel engine. Now with two AGM batteries 8DL 12V each 255A to start the engine. Would it be possible to use one LiFePo4 battery 300A to start this ...
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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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Starter Motor Power

I have two 6 cyl. diesel engines one with turbo and starter motor 4KW and the other without turbo and starter motor 2.5 KW What happen if I replaced 12V 4KW with 12V 2.5KW starter motor?
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why gasoline fuel can not ignite on the same diesel engine? [duplicate]

I have a diesel engine running. And I switched the diesel fuel to gasoline fuel. It does not ignite at all. Why ?
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If a car has to spend long periods without being driven, is a diesel or gasoline engine a better choice?

I have to buy a car for a vacation home. The car will spend long periods (up to 4 months at a time) without being driven. I have heard anecdotally that it is bad for diesel fuel to sit in an engine ...
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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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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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Vauxhall Astra - Poor acceleration above 2000 revs and “chugging” when driving

I have a 2010 diesel Vauxhall Astra it started chugging and I have poor acceleration especially going uphill or when I rev the engine over the 20 on the rev counter, I let the fuel tank go low and I ...
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Is there any way to muffle the engine braking noise from trucks?

We have all heard the loud and annoying rap-rap-rap as truckers apply compression braking for their engines, especially going down hill. Is there a something they can install to muffle this?
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Why won't the engine start after replaced top gasket? [closed]

I replaced the top gasket of my VW caddy 1.9 tdi and now it wont start. It says that the oil pressure is low but I have checked the oil and it is correct on the dip stick. The engine turns smooth and ...
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Does free revving diesel engine near redline for 2-3 seconds harm it

What happened is I accidently pressed the accelerator and rpm shot to 4800-4900 rpm in neutral. The engine was fully warmed-up. Redline of the engine starts from 5000rpm and revv-limiter kicks in at ...
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What happens when I fill diesel in a petrol car?

What happens when I fill diesel in a petrol engine. I know what happens when I put petrol in a diesel engine but not the other way. Could you please explain that to me?
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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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Why does “i” stand for petrol?

As illustrated by this list of car engine names by manufacturer, car manufacturers like to give the petrol and diesel variants of their engines often confusing names. The least confusing of these ...
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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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Oil in the cooling system due to failed oil cooler

My 2014 Ram Eco Diesel's oil cooler failed and injected 1 to 2 quarts of oil into my cooling system. The dealer flushed the cooling system several times and replaced all hoses, oil cooler, radiator ...
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engine started briefly then 3 loud clicks and stalled,

i have an escort van 1998 5.5 (typical escort car derived van same engine) normally a great little runner, but doesnt like 2017, replaced alternator 2 weeks ago, now i start my van and withing 5 ...
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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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Oil overfill with residue in exhaust manifold

Can overfilling your oil cause oil residue in your exhaust manifold without you breaking a ring?
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Will a small engine oil overfill damage the engine or turbo?

I own Suzuki Swift diesel, the engine is 1248cc Fiat sourced diesel engine with a small FGT turbocharger. I overfilled the engine with about 1/2 litre too much engine oil and drove at high speeds on ...
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What Color should Oil Be in 2006 Duramax after Oil Change

I just had the oil changed in my 2006 GMC 2500HD Duramax diesel, my truck has 56,000. miles on it. The oil look on the dip stick looks really black! I feel like it wasn't changed at all. What ...
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THoughts on TerraClean vs CarbonClean? [closed]

I've a 2011 VW Golf BlueMotion that's done about 55K now (and I'm getting about 66mpg at a steady 55mph). I'm very tempted to go for a TerraClean as opposed to the CarbonClean simply because my local ...
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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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Why do Diesel engines have a higher compression ratio than gasoline engines?

Are Diesel engines constructed differently, so that they have a higher stroke volume? (longer stroke, smaller combustion chamber etc.) I know the main differences between Diesel and Gasoline engines(...
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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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Does free revving a diesel engine to 4000 rpm (1.6 crdi- hyundai) cause any damage?

It's a Hyundai CRETA/ ix25 model... clocked 1800kms on the odometer, diesel spec engine 1.6 crdi unit, manual transmission! It has redline at about 4800rpm in the tachometer. When i took it for ...
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Diesel engine vs petrol engine characteristics [duplicate]

Please explain why Diesel engines (in general): vibrate more. are louder. I understand in principal how both engine types work so feel free to go into technical details. My assumption is that it ...
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What's the cause of Diesels' typical clatter noise?

I guess it's related to their basically running off knocking, but if I were to explain it to someone like this, it wouldn't convince me neither. [Edit] From http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/369700-...
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2004 powerstroke white smoke now no start

I have been trying to fix my truck for a while so long story. I need help bought a 2004 power stroke with 100k miles. It ran well for 15k miles then started having low power for first few minutes to ...
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Proper glow plug operation

Are glow plugs supposed to stay on after the engine has started to help with the firing of the first few revolutions?
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Two-Stroke Diesel Engine - Do they use forced induction on them?

As I have indicated before, I'm very diesel ignorant. I just know the basics, very basics. In a two-stroke diesel engine using forced induction seems necessary but at the same time I see challenges. ...
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Two-Stroke vs. Four-Stroke Diesel Engines - What is most commonly used in heavy vehicles?

I am not well versed in diesel engines. To prove my point, I've learned in the last month that a two-stroke diesel engine actually exists. My Question. What kind of diesel engine (four-stroke or ...
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Why don't all diesel engines have throttle plates?

I learned recently that many older and some newer diesels don't have throttle plates to control airflow. I was also quite shocked to learn about a condition called diesel engine runaway. Apparently ...
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Can diesel engine be harmed as easily as gasoline engine by over-revving?

There is an excellent Q&A about why diesel engines have lower redline RPMs (about 4500 RPM) than gasoline engines (about 6500 RPM). The reason is related to the combustion of diesel fuel. However,...
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Diesel Engine Runaway - What is it?

I was watching some youtube videos and diesel engine runaway videos started to pop up where apparently the diesel engine runs out of control until it destroys itself. My Question What is diesel ...
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Ford ikon 1.8 nxt diesel - Starting problem [closed]

Ford ikon 1.8 nxt diesel. It has coverd 130000 kms. Now in winter, there is starting trouble. Mostly it takes 30 to 35 secs. Long self. I have checked its heater , hetaer timer ,fuel leakage , battery ...
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2002 Ford F350 Superduty 7.3L Turbo diesel using a quart of oil every 43 miles

This Diesel engine has been rebuilt and it didn't use any oil till the HPOP went out. I replaced the oil pump and then I noticed my turbo when going up a hill and the Turbo would sound like a sneeze ...
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Car can't start after rocker gasket change

I have a 2008 BMW 120d LCI with N47 engine. Recently was diagnosed with some oil leak on the rocker gasket near the injector area. Were advised to change the rocker gasket seals. So I did change the ...
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After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?

One of my friends left his car in the garage since five years back and he has lived abroad since then. He left it with a full tank(its a diesel), and it ran perfectly well back then. Now he's back and ...
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VW Golf 2001 Mk4 Diesel ASR Engine Problem

I've spent a crazy amount of money on my car lately and I still have the same problem. I've replaced the: Catalyst Converter Radiator Starter Motor EGR Valve Track Rod ends & Wheel Bearings The ...
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Modern cars and diesel warm-up time

First of all let me say that I already read this question and its answer, so it's clear to me why diesel-powered cars need a warm-up time. My question is: do modern cars need it too? I have VW Golf ...
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Why does diesel engine have redline much lower than petrol engine redline?

Why do diesel automotive engines redline at around 4500 rpm whereas petrol ones go to 6500-8000 rpm? Does this have something to do with the compression ratio?
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Hyundai Accent 2006 Hard Start Problems When Cold

I am the owner of Hyundai Accent with a diesel engine. After very cold nights, the mornings are a nightmare. The engine starts fine but a light for check up is on most of time on board, and after gear ...