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How do you solve diesel engine power loss?

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2008-05-09 17:25:09
2008-05-09 17:25:09

Re-build your diesel. Put on a custom chip and that will make up for engine power loss.

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NO! Don't attempt it. Don't run diesel in your gas engine and don't run gas in your diesel engine! It will cause your engine to run improperly with loss of power and lots of white or blue smoke. It will clog your engine and if you run it with the wrong fuel too long, will result in complete engine failure.



Most unlikely. Glow plugs simply preheat to allow the engine to turn over from cold.


What does reduce engine power means?


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you do not say if your engine is gas or diesel. A gas engine has many sensors, any one of which could cause a problem, not to mention a borken catalitic converter, which could also have many causes. I have not found any reasons for a diesel to experience this problem. I think, that to correctly answer this question, you need to give a more detailed question.


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Oil leakage and loss of compression and power loss.


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Only for a back-up power. In the event of power loss, diesel would occasionally be used to generate just enough power to allow all the trains to return safely to the station. Occasionally in third-world countries, they utilize diesle due to the lack of electrical power.


What would help would be an articulate question. Does "lose power" mean a loss of voltage/current, or a loss of engine power (horsepower/torque)?



it seems like the problem is with your engine piston rings not expanding resulting poor compression and loss of power. it reveals an engine problem and complete overhauling is recommended if affordable otherwise only rings can be installed from best mechanic of town.


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