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How Diesel Engines Works?

Do you have any idea what diesel performance is and what it means? In contrast to the connotation this complex term gives us, its definition is actually quite simple. Diesel performance refers to the power and increased performance being delivered by the diesel-powered vehicles of the recent times. You can click here for more info  about the efficiency of Turbo Diesel Trucks and Cars. 

Before, diesel is being used only for heavy-duty purposes. As the times change, the use of diesel underwent changes too. Manufacturers started manufacturing engines with superior abilities compared to the old models.

Nowadays, we already have quieter, more powerful and more efficient engines. These engines’ fuel consumption is very efficient and friendlier to environment. Diesel engines are now being used on luxury vehicles with leather seats, great styling and all other great features that you can only imagine.

How does a diesel engine work?

First there must be combustion of fuel. As we have discussed in our previous articles, combustion or burning of fuel occurs whenever there is sufficient heat, fuel and oxygen. When conditions are just right, combustion can be very rapid. Rapid combustion causes an explosion in an enclosed area. This is because of the rapid built-up of hot gases during the process.

In an internal combustion engine like a diesel engine, this rapid combustion, and built-up of hot gas pressure is used to push a piston away from the enclosed combustion space. The piston is attached to a crankshaft through a connecting rod. Because of this, the engine is able to convert the linear movement of a piston to a rotating movement of a crankshaft.