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Why Diesel Engines Are Better than Gas Engines

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When buying a new car, on any vehicle for that matter, one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make is to choose between a diesel or gas engine. But before making that judgment, you need to know first what the remarkable differences of the two are, and why you should favour the one from the other.

“Diesels get great mileage. They typically deliver 25 to 30 percent better fuel economy than similarly performing gasoline engines. Diesels also can deliver as much or more fuel economy than traditional gasoline-electric hybrids, depending on the models involved and whatever rapidly developing automotive technology achieves. Diesel fuel is one of the most efficient and energy dense fuels available today. Because it contains more usable energy than gasoline, it delivers better fuel economy,” wrote Deanna Sclar in the article The Pros and Cons of Diesel Engines for dummies.com

Kyle, a motoring expert who has written about genuine UD Nissan diesel parts and Renault truck parts also prefers diesel engines, “The thing about diesels is that they have no distributors or spark plugs, hence, there is no need for ignition tune-ups. And because the government is in constant search to produce low-emission diesel engines, expect that the motoring world will continue to invent better diesel technology in the future. So, the wise move is to always look for a vehicle that uses diesel at its fuel.” Kyle has always been fond of the subject of choosing the best vehicle for different types of individuals (according to their socio-economic status and other preference factors), and he even writes recommendations about where to buy the best deals for Renault spare parts for certain vehicles in Singapore like water pump, injectors, camshafts, among others. He has been writing about motoring for the last 10 years.

  • at a classic gas engine (without turbo, compressor) you will have less torque.
  • when it`s wet you may experience some problems with the spark plugs or other electric parts. At the diesel engines it`s a different story as they are more reliable at this chapter.
  • not so reliable if we`re thinking that a normal gas engine will work around 120,000-150,000 miles before it needs an overhaul. A diesel can run at least three times more around 450,000-500,000 (more miles).

Allen B. Ury in his article titled 8 Advantages of Diesel Engines also listed some benefits of choosing a diesel powered engine in the website wyotech.edu, “Diesels run cooler. Because they are more efficient, diesel engines release less waste heat while in operation; Diesels last longer. Diesel engine parts are generally stronger than gas engine components, and diesel fuel has superior lubricating properties. As a result, diesel engines tend to last twice as long as gas-powered ones. Diesel fuel is safer. Diesel fuel doesn’t release fumes like gasoline does. It’s more difficult to burn and won’t explode like its lighter counterpart. Diesels are more easily turbo-charged. Put under sufficient pressure, gasoline engines will spontaneously detonate. By contrast, the amount of super- or turbo-charging pressures diesel engines can endure are limited only by the strength of the engines themselves. Diesels produce minimal carbon monoxide. This makes diesel generators useful in mines and submarines, environments in which gasoline engine exhaust would prove deadly.”

And more reliable sources could attest to the benefits of using diesel powered vehicles, “Modern diesel engines have overcome disadvantages of earlier models of higher noise and maintenance costs. They are now quiet and require less maintenance as compared with gas engines of similar size. They are more rugged and reliable,” as the article Why Should I Choose a Diesel Powered Engine or Generator? for dieselserviceandsupply.com chronicled.

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