Diesel Specialists

Diesel Specialists Information

Since 2007 around 50% off all new vehicles sold in Europe have been diesels. With this being the case it is important that there are diesel specialists who can look after these specific types of vehicles.

The diesel engine differs from a petrol engine as it uses heat instead of a spark to ignite the fuel at the compression stage of piston stroke. The diesel engine was invented in 1893 by Rudolf Diesel. A diesel engine has the highest thermal efficiency of any regular internal combustion engines; this is due to its high compression ratio.

Diesel engines have many advantages over petrol engines as they generally burn less fuel that are performing the same work, the main reason for this is that a diesel engine higher operating temperature and its greater expansion ratio. Only around 30% of the fuel burnt by petrol engines is actually turned in to energy, whereas diesel engines can convert around 45%.

With no high voltage system needed to spark the ignition, they are generally more reliable and adapt easier to damp environments. This is why many off-road vehicles use diesel instead of petrol engines. They are also better at receiving super or turbo charged pressure that has no natural limit, the only limit is the strength of the engine components themselves. Petrol engines, when subject to higher pressures deteriorate at a quicker rate.

Diesel engines are also more easily adapted to run on alternative fuel such as bio diesel and can cope with the change in fuel a lot better than an engine running on petrol.

Making sure your diesel car is running at its optimum performance is important to many drivers of diesels, so if something does go wrong, it's always best to find a local diesel specialist to fix the problem for you.

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