Re: converting to diesel

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'hot bulbs' and glow plugs are only used before the engine is started to preheat the cylinder. kerosene is also known a 'diesel #1' because it is basically 'diesel #2' with the 'waxes' and other lubricating chemicals that are part of the fuel removed. it 'gels' or starts thickening to a Jello consitancy at a lower temperature (-40 F versus -20 F). They Probably use Detroit Diesel Engines. Detroit (GM) has been making the same basic engine design since before WWII. they were used in WWII American tanks, and most American tanks until the M-1 which uses a 'gas' turbine (still burns diesel, but can burn about any hydrocarbon based fuel.)

Back in the 60's and 70's, 'hot rodders' started modifying 4 and 6 cylinder Detroit 'blowers' to use as superchargers on Gasoline V-8 engines. On the diesel engine, it is used to do what the crankshaft does on a small gas 2-stroke, and 'push' the exhaust out of the cylinder while filling the cylinder with fresh air. the incoming charge is around 4psi, so it's not considered 'supercharged.' In a 'supercharged' engine, the cylinder is filled with a charge at least 7psi above atmospheric pressure. The '92' series Detroits (all 'V's', V-6 or V-8, 92cid per cylinder) used a TURBOCHARGER feeding into the'blower' to supercharge the engine.

If you truly want to be bored to death about how diesels work, e-mail me. Spent about 1/4 of my classes in Auto diesel tech on How diesels work. Cummings,Caterpillar, Detroit,Mack, and the 'off-brands' like Lister (air-cooled 4-strokes), GM, Isuzu, Mercedes....

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  converting to dieselTopic by: trucker9710-4 trucker9710-4 09/20/02 09:52PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: faust faust 09/20/02 10:43PM
  Re: Forum KnowledgeRe: Wayne Wayne 09/21/02 04:34PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: Wal Wal 09/22/02 02:48PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: Dan Dan 09/22/02 07:16PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: david f martin david f martin 09/20/02 10:54PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: David G. David G. 09/21/02 02:40PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: faust faust 09/21/02 03:25PM
  The U.S armed forces have themRe: Chuck Chuck 09/21/02 03:35PM
  WrongRe: Fred Fred 09/21/02 09:36PM
  Re: WrongRe: faust faust 09/21/02 11:30PM
  Re: WrongRe: Fred Fred 09/21/02 11:33PM
  Re: WrongRe: Crackstar X Crackstar X 09/22/02 06:37PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: David G. David G. 09/22/02 12:34AM
  Re: WrongRe: faust faust 09/21/02 11:33PM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: oli oli 09/22/02 12:41AM
  Re: converting to dieselRe: faust faust 09/22/02 12:54AM
  Tits on a bullRe: JD JD 09/22/02 07:11PM
  Re: Diesel MopedsRe: faust faust 09/22/02 10:30PM
  Re: Diesel MopedsRe: jfm54c jfm54c 09/22/02 07:17PM
  Re: Diesel MopedsRe: David G. David G. 09/22/02 08:00PM
  Re: Diesel MopedsRe: david f martin david f martin 09/22/02 11:34PM
  Re: Diesel MopedsRe: faust faust 09/22/02 11:42PM

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