QUESTION: Posted on 8/9/2006 9:02:19 PM
Why is a diesel engine better than a gasoline?
ANSWER: Posted on 8/10/2006
Diesel engines typically offer several inherent advantages over spark ignited gasoline engines. These include: Diesel fuel is considered safer in that it is less volatile. Since it has a much higher flash-point, the risk of an explosion or fire are greatly reduced. Diesel engines have a much higher compression ratio than comparative gasoline engines. As a result, they are built more ruggedly resulting in greater durability. Diesel engines are much more fuel-efficient. A savings of up to 40% less fuel consumption can be realized.