What Is Diesel Fuel Made of?


Diesel fuel is defined as any fluid used in the different diesel engines. Diesel fuel is usually made or refined from crude oil. It can also be made from alternative sources of alcohol and vegetable oil derivatives.
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Crude oil pumped straight from the ground is made up of a variety of hydrocarbons. A hydrocarbon is a molecule consisting of hydrogen and carbon. The carbon atoms in a hydrocarbon
By this thing that goes around and it is cool, it also smells weird It is refined from crude oil somewhat in the same manner as gasoline.
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Great differences. Diesel engines don't use spark plugs, diesel is ignited by compression (other than during cold starts where glow plugs are used to "help out" As such
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Diesel fuel as is it's close cousin gasoline is refined from crude oil. Diesel fuel runs 70% of the words engines. It is easier to refine that gasoline but does have a higher sulfur content but recent advances have lessened the carbon emissions. Diesel has between 8 and 21 carbon atoms per molecule.
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