Advantages of Diesel Engines
Over the years, the prices of both gas and diesel have experienced some drastic changes.
Several years ago, the price of gas was around a dollar,now its almost four dollars a gallon.With the increasing number of vehicle increases around the world,so does the demand for gas.Demands from China,India and other developing countries further exacerbate the situation. Without gas,many of the world’s economy will be at a standstill.
Gas Supplies – Majority of the gas we get at local gas stations comes from overseas, primarily the Middle East. Therefore, we have to pay taxes and such on the gas we use, which pays for the gas as well as the shipping. If we got our gas from within the United States, one can’t help but wonder whether or not the prices would indeed be lower.
Diesel Supplies – On the other hand, diesel has always managed to keep a price lower than gas. This is because most of our diesel supply comes from within the United States, so the prices and supplies are more manageable. The only problem associated with diesel fuel is locating it, as many gas stations do not sell it.
What is Diesel Engine – Diesel engines use air compression to create combustion versus the fuel or air mixture that is required by gas engines. This attribute means that diesel engines don’t require spark plugs and therefore don’t need to be tuned up.
Diesel Engine Design – The designs of diesel engines striving to increase performance have made a lot of advancements in engine fuel delivery to the combustion chamber. The diesel engines of today are much quieter, smoother, and also more powerful. The quality of diesel fuel on the other hand has not advanced at the same rate as the improvements of engines.
If you’ve owned a diesel powered vehicle in the past or if you own one now, you no doubt appreciate the qualities this engine provides you with. More torque, better fuel economy, and easier maintenance are but a few of the attributes of owning diesel powered vehicles.
However, there are some motorists that still complain about the engine’s weak power, especially
when accelerating from a full stop. What you may not be aware of is the fact that a diesel engine can be tweaked to give more power without harming the fuel economy.
Benefits of Diesel Engines
1.Diesel fuel has a much high fuel density than gas,resulting in fuel economy increases of 20 – 30% over gasoline powered vehicles.
2. Diesel engines are also cheaper to maintain as they have less parts than that of a gasoline
3.The life span of a diesel engine is also much longer.
4.If you’re looking for torque, for pulling a boat or other equipment, then the diesel engine has the supreme advantage. Diesel engines are surely slower, especially when starting from a dead stop, although when you climb hills or go over bridges, the diesel engine is surely up to the task.
5.With trucks, diesel is normally the leader over gas engines in terms of performance and
miles per gallon. Diesel trucks will get more miles than gas trucks, and the price for diesel is a bit cheaper than gas these days. And with gas prices on the rise, diesel will continue to dominate for a long time to come.
When it comes to the choice between the two, diesel fuel is obviously cheaper to buy. Gas is
in supply more, which means that you can find it almost anywhere. If you own a gasoline
vehicle, you obviously don’t want to put diesel in it. If you own a diesel vehicle, then you
of course wouldn’t want to put gas in it either.