Fuel and Fuel Intake

Fuel is a requirement for all internal-combustion engines. Fuel is stored inside a tank. A fuel pump then siphons the fuel into the fuel intake which is connected to either a carburetor or a fuel injection system.

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Why do diesel engines require more maintenance?

They dont, diesel engines are generally more reliable than gas engines, and alot simpler due to the fact that the entire ignition system found in gas-powered engines is deleted entirely from the diesel equation. (Diesel engines don't have spark plugs, they rely on compression to ignite the fuel, meaning: they sqeeze the diesel fuel so much that it explodes)

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Does thd 2011 mustang get 3.2 miles per gallon?

yes, and it should also get an additional 15 to 25 miles per gallon or so depending on how it is equipped.

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How do you separate petrol and diesel?

Distillation, Gasoline has a lower boiling-point, so it will separate-out first.

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Is turbocharging possible in petrol engines?

Absolutely! Turbocharging gasoline engines is a great way to make more power or better fuel economy, depending on the way the turbo is setup.

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What is the difference between marine diesel and diesel?

Most difference in the Dimensions. Bigger ones are two stroke with cross head. Coolant and lubrication oil are cooled by see water normally. If You mean fuel than marine diesel fuel has lower standard for sulfur contents and cleanness. There is special fuel treatment system on board like settling tanks, purifiers, fine filters etc

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What will happen if you mix diesel and gasoline?

Mix diesel in a gasoline engine and it will stall or run very poorly depending on how much you mixed in. Mix gasoline in a diesel engine and you will have engine damage.

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Can petrol alto car be converted in to diesel car?

Not without a complete engine change

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What does an oxygen sensor do for a truck?

The computer uses the oxygen sensor reading from the exhaust to adjust the amount of fuel injected into the engine.

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The Working fluid in an diesel engine?

The working fluid in an internal combustion engine like a diesel would simply be the air it sucks in and passes out in the exhaust.

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Do diesel cars need a cat?

No, a diesel car doesn't need a cat by law.

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How long can diesel fuel be stored?

Technically you can store diesel for about 12-18 months at around 65 degrees. At any temperature higher than 85 degrees you can store it for around 6 to 12 months. But in the real world about 12 months is the limit no matter the temperature.

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What happens if you put diesel in a petrol generator?

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What happens if you use regular gas in a chainsaw?

If you use gasoline with no oil mix the engine will not get any lubrication and will overheat and lock up.

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Chevy Impala

Does Chevrolet impala 1967 run on diesel?

Of course not. It runs on gasoline.

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Units of Measure

How much oil does it take to make a gallon of gas?

One 42 gallon barrel of crude oil, when refined will produce 19.9 gallons of gasoline. So it requires 2.1 gallons of crude oil to produce a gallon of gasoline.

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What do you do if you have accidentally put petrol in diesel car?

tdiclub.com says: If the tank was mostly filled with diesel, and the gasoline is a smaller proportion so that the engine still runs, the best remedy appears to be to buy a container of injector lubricant additive and cetane boost additive, and "overdose" it to protect the injection pump. Fill the tank completely with diesel to dilute the gasoline as much as possible, and keep driving. In the interest of protecting the engine, it would be prudent to avoid high engine speeds or high engine loads until the gasoline is sufficiently diluted.

If the tank has more gasoline than diesel fuel in it, the engine won't run on that mixture. It will be necessary to drain the tank and re-fill it with diesel. If the car was driven to the point of stalling, it will also be necessary to drain the injection pump housing and replace the fuel filter, and re-prime both of these with diesel fuel.

It depends...

Diesel is a lubricant, and the high pressure pumps used in most common rail diesel injection (CDI) engines - especially from Europe - rely on this for lubrication. Simply turning the ignition on could wash enough gasoline / petrol into the pump to destroy it - starting the engine could result in pieces of metal from the damaged pump reaching / blocking the injectors. Expect thousands of dollars in repair bills to replace the entire fuel / injection system.

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If you've filled up with petrol / gasoline - DON'T turn on the ignition, DON'T start the engine - call your breakdown company and they'll arrange to have your tank drained. Inconvenient, but MUCH cheaper.

If you review the warning stories about putting petrol in diesel tanks, you will notice just a handful of reports distributed over many more websites. Everyone seems to have forgotten than petrol & diesel are products of the same distillation, but Diesel being about 10% denser than petrol. Take out the factors from supplier fuel additives which may or may not lubricate your diesel fuel pump. Engine oil or similar can be added to petrol to make diesel so with a full tank of 48 litres of petrol I needed to add 5 litres engine oil but opted for 8 litres as I didn't know the exact density of SAE10-30 engine oil. I had a HDI 2.0 common rail diesel engine with a full tank of petrol that ran like the fuel pump had died, clanking like a bat out of hell but after adding the engine oil it ran as normal & the garage couldn't even agree that I had put petrol in as there was nothing wrong.

I've read that petrol can dissolve the hardened metal of a a diesel fuel pump (Telegraph October 2011 - A Costly Mistake) but I don't think petrol can dissolve any metal and if it could diesel would likely too.

This is all conspiracy hogwash backed up by a dumbing down education system that wants to sell you old technology, because a lack of new technology is a backwash of a dumbing down education system.

If you put diesel in your petrol car well that's harder to resolve, because there isn't an easily accessible supply of kerosene... http://poachedtraders.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149:wrong-car-fuel&catid=34:vehicle-related&Itemid=45

How did I put petrol in my diesel car? Shell have recentyl re-branded their V Power Petrol & Diesel with the same red/black colours and were selling petrol in a black hose labelled just "V Power" next to a "V Power Petrol" hose. I would have to presume that Shell are now in the drain vehicle fuel business.

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Where is the fuel pump relay on a 98 Civic EX?

i know the main relay is on the passanger side behind the glove box.take that out(just push in the sides it will come out) and look for a square black or brown box.its held on by a 10mm bolt.

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How much gas do you need for an hour drive?

Depends on gas mileage, and how far you drive. Could be anywhere from 4-60 gallons though.

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What do you do if you have put petrol in diesel car?

STOP DRIVING DUMP THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THE FUEL TANK REFIL WITH DIESEL PURGE THE FUEL LINES REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER

PRAY IT'S OK

If you've done this and still have problems, the petrol has attacked various seals in probbaly the injector pump and or injectors. Could now get expensive. (Note that in cold countries, a 10% petrol addition is allowed to prevent waxing, so you may have got away with it?)

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What happens if you accidentally put petrol into a diesel car?

If you put some petrol in a diesel tank it shouldn't do too much, as long as it's not a whole lot. Truck drivers used to put some petrol in their tanks when it would get really cold to keep the diesel from gelling.

AnswerI disagree, 1/2 a liter probably would not hurt but gasoline in a diesel can ruin the seals in the injection pump. It also has different burn characteristics that can destroy the engine. It also washes the lubricating oil off the cylinder walls causing eccessive wear. I know they have put gasoline in diesel tanks to keep it from gelling in cold climates but I would recommend using the correct additive instead. Some diesels have a water seperator/sensor in the fuel filter that shuts the motor off if gas is sensed. AnswerA little bit won't hurt it. It may help it a little. It also may smoke a little while this tank of fuel is being burned but it should stop smoking on the next tank.

They have different combustion properties and could possibly foul your injectors, plugs, oxygen sensors, and catalytic converter. And it won't smoke a little, it will smoke alot. That is, if your engine stays going long enough to burn all of it off. My suggestion, if it's an older car, siphon most of it out, dilute the leftover with gasoline, and then siphon it again. If it's a newer car, drop the tank and dump it that way.

AnswerA small amount is fine, add too much and because diesel is more lubricating than petrol you can destroy the fuel pump and damage the injectors.

You can also cause damage to your pistons if you add too much petrol because of the faster burn rate it can cause pinging.

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How do work out miles per gallon?

Divide distance travelled in miles by amount of fuel used in gallons.

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Can you use gasoline in diesel engine?

We cannot use gasoline in diesel engine.

Gasoline will not detonate properly (detonates prematurely) in a Diesel engine rendering the power output at next to nothing.It will also damage the engine and cost of repairing is also very high.

True: Diesel engines work by compressing the fuel and don't have spark plugs, they use compression to detonation diesel in the cylinders. However, in colder climates some people add maybe 1/2 gallon of E87 gas to a tank of diesel fuel to help keep the diesel from thickening and moving slower in the fuel lines. Added to a say a f250 or a Silverado fuel tank of 20gln the mix shouldn't effect the engine too much. Replacing glow plugs and fuel filters when the weather becomes more clement as part of a regu;ar service reduces risks of damage

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Can you use 10w40 oil for petrol in a diesel?

Use only what the manufacture of that diesel recommends.

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Can you put petrol oil in a diesel car?

NO!!! It's not the same kind of engine. A diesel engine has glow plugs, a gasoline engine has spark plugs. A diesel engine ignite the fuel by compression, the gasoline engine ignite it with spark plugs.Some people add a SMALL amount of gasoline to their diesel fuel in the winter when the temperature falls below -20 deg celsius (5 deg below zero F), to prevent the diesel from turning waxy.

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What year did unleaded fuel go into cars?

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Lead additives were starting to get removed from fuels in the early 70s, but is still present in some race fuels today

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