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Petrol in a diesel engine?

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What will happen if you use petrol in diesel engine and diesel in petrol engine?

Petrol in a Diesel will cause serious engine damage if you run the engine. Diesel in a petrol engine and the engine will simply not run. No damage will be done.

What happen when petrol fuel is use in diesel engine?

Petrol in a diesel engine will destroy the engine.

Is petrol is used in diesel cars?

No, diesel engine require diesel fuel. Put petrol in a diesel engine and you will destroy it.

Can a petrol engine be converted to a diesel engine?

No, you cannot convert a petrol to burn diesel.

What are the five main difference between petrol engine and diesel engine?

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Why not use petrol in diesel engine?

If you use Petrol or Gasoline in a Diesel engine you will destroy that engine. That is why you do not use it.

Can you make a diesel engine which works on the basic principle of petrol engine or you can say it uses diesel as a fuel but works on the principle of petrol engine?

No, a diesel is a compression firing engine and a petrol is a spark firing engine. Diesel fuel will not burn in a petrol engine with spark plugs.

Is it possible to use diesel in petrol engine?

No. A petrol or gasoline engine will not run on diesel fuel.

Why cant petrol be used in diesel engine?

Because one has a petrol engine and the other has a diesel engine. Petrol/gasoline does not ignite the same way as diesel. It also does not have the lubrication qualities that diesel has. Gas in a diesel engine will damage the fuel system if the diesel very quickly.

When petrol is mixed with a diesel engine?

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Why compression ratio of petrol enine is 8 where as diesel engine is 22?

because a diesel engine ignites its fuel with pressure, and not with a spark like a petrol engine. that is why a petrol engine does not need as high a compression ratio as a diesel engine

What happens when you put petrol in a Volvo diesel engine?

What happens is you must remove the petrol immediately. Petrol or gasoline will destroy a diesel engine.

How do you distinguish between a petrol engine and diesel engine when they are not working?

If the engine has spark plug it is said to be petrol engine, and if it has a pump to inject fuel then it is diesel engine.

Can a petrol engine use diesel?

NO! It will not run on diesel.

Can you use diesel in petrol engine?

NO! It will not run on diesel.

What happens if you accidentally put in petrol instead of diesel?

If you put petrol in a diesel vehicle do not start the engine. Petrol will do serious damage to a diesel engine. You must drain all the petrol out and flush the fuel lines.

How do you distinguish between a petrol engine and diesel engine?

The easiest way is to look for spark plugs. No plugs and it is a diesel, plugs and it is a petrol engine.

How can you convert petrol engine in into diesel engine?

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Yes, petrol/gasoline will severely damage a diesel engine.

How can you change your diesel engine for petrol?

That is impossible. You cannot convert a diesel to run on petrol or vice versa.