Auto Parts and Repairs
Fuel and Engines
Weight and Mass
How much does a diesel city bus engine weigh?
Asked in Fuel and Fuel Intake, Combustion Engines
How does a diesel engine differ from a gasoline engine?
Asked in Units of Measure
How much does 1 US gal of diesel fuel weigh in US lbs?
Why diesel engine contains more soot than petrol engine?
What is the difference between a diesel engine and a petrol engine characteristic?
A diesel engine ignites it's fuel through compression and has no spark plugs. A gasoline engine has 1 or 2 spark plugs in each cylinder that fires at a set time and ignites the fuel. A diesel engine typically has much more torque than a gasoline engine and is designed to pull a heavy load. A gasoline engine will accelerate faster than a diesel but the diesel will have much more torque and be able to pull much heavier loads. A diesel engine will last much longer than a gasoline engine as it is built much heavier. Modern diesels are fairly quiet and make almost no more noise than a gas engine especially off idle.