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What's the Difference Between a Diesel and a Gas Engine?

What's the Difference Between a Diesel and a Gas Engine?

While both diesel and gas are created from the same base product, crude oil, the processing they go through and their eventual use differ remarkably. Diesel, known for its use in pickup trucks, 18-wheelers, and farming and machinery equipment, provides the same power as gas, but more efficiently. The reason for gas being used in so many motor vehicles is due to there being many more cars than work vehicles, and the lower Co2 emissions put out by gas vehicles as well as the cheaper cost and the higher rpm of gas engines makes them more popular option than diesel engines. These differences are discussed more below. Power There are two primary aspects you need to consider when comparing diesel and gas engines. Torque and horsepower. Torque relates to how quickly an engine can get a vehicle moving from a dead stop, while horsepower refers to the power needed to sustain the vehicle's movements while in motion. Diesel engines produce more torque but don't generate as much horsepowe ... read more

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