A diesel engine cannot run on petrol, which can cause damage to the pump. Petrol in a diesel engine will act as a solvent, thus reducing lubrication and damaging the pump.
When the pump is damaged, metal particles remain in the fuel posing further issues to the rest of the fuel system. Some fuel systems can be damaged with the components in petrol. When petrol goes deeper into the system, it becomes more expensive to make repairs. Therefore, when petrol is accidentally filled in a diesel engine, the car should not be started. It is important to carry out a full drain, before starting the car.Learn More
If properly maintained, a diesel engine can last between 300,000 to 600,000 miles. In a few cases, drivers have reported that their diesel engines endured up to 1,000,000 miles.Full Answer >
Overheating of a diesel engine can be caused by anything that decreases the efficiency of the cooling system. Low levels or loss of coolant, poor air flow through the radiator and a defective thermostat are just a few of the problems that could cause a diesel engine to overheat.Full Answer >
The Detroit Diesel Series 60 is an inline, four cycle, six cylinder diesel engine, which was the first commercial diesel engine that was fully electronically controlled. The Detroit Diesel Series 60 was first produced in 1987, and it has three versions: the 11.1 liter, which was discontinued in 1998; the 12.7 liter, which was discontinued in 2007; and the 14.0 liter, which, as of 2014, is available.Full Answer >
Black smoke from a diesel engine is caused by an unbalanced air-to-fuel ratio. Either not enough oxygen is being added to burn the fuel, or too much fuel is in the mix. Black smoke is one of the most common smoke issues for diesel vehicles.Full Answer >