Keep your diesel car as good as new

As the Volkswagen diesel gates and the increasing dust problems overlap, the diesel car is suffering from environmental pollution and the image is falling.

In fact, diesel cars have long been recognized as the most realistic alternative to greenhouse gas emissions. Euro 6, the automobile emission regulation standard introduced by the European Union, have been effective since 2015.

All diesel vehicles, including commercial vehicles manufactured since 2015, are equipped with exhaust emission reduction devices.

 

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Do you wan to keep the clean engine sound for long?

 

Diesel cars could have been a really clean that can reduce greenhouse gas only if Volkswagen, Suzuki car manufacturers used the right part. But they did not in order to cut down the costs of manufacturing.

 

Diesel engine developed by Rudolf Diesel in 1897.

 

Unlike a gasoline engine, a diesel engine does not sparkle to explode fuel, but it has a structure that causes explosion by high pressure. Because of this, it is also called a self-ignition engine. The condition of the incoming air influences the performance of the engine. Cold weather is very tough on a diesel engine. A diesel engine that explodes on its own at temperatures of 600 degrees Celsius is vulnerable to cold, dry air.

 

That’s why gasoline engines perform a little better in the winter than in the summer, because cold and dry air has a rather good effect on gasoline engines.

 

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You need to pay extra attention to your diesel car in the winter.

 

When it comes to a diesel engine, the problem might happen from the time of starting the car.

“It is advisable to wait until the warm-up plug sign (pig tail mark) disappears before starting the engine.” This is to wait for the preheating device ‘warm-up plug (or glow plug)’ to work.

The preheating plug is a device that warms up the engine’s precombustion chamber or fuel nozzle with electrical devices to help the fuel explode! It is helping the diesel engine to explode on its own.

Now you must wait patiently until the preheating plug is activated and the fuel mixture reaches its normal ignition temperature in the pre-start condition.

If you start the engine immediately, it can cause a lot of engine trouble, which increases the possibility of long-term failure.

In the winter, it may not start at all because of the battery problem. This is because when the temperature drops below freezing, battery performance drops sharply.

The battery is usually located in the engine room or some models in the trunk. It may be difficult to check the battery status by the driver himself or herself. It would be best to have it looked at by professionals.

 

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Another thing to check is the preheating plug. The preheating plug is located in the combustion chamber at the top of the engine like an ignition plug of the engine. There are four units of preheating plugs when you drive four cylinders and six with six cylinders.

You can simply check at your nearest car mechanic shop. If one fails, the whole parts will not be preheated therefore you might want to pay attention to this. With this being said, it is recommended to inspect an old-age car once a year. With new cars, you might want to inspect and replace it within 3 to 4 years, or about 60,000 to 80,000 Km.

 

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Stuffed Nose = Carbon sludge building inside intake manifold

Finally, disassembling and removing the carbon sludge in the intake manifold by a similar inspection cycle to the preheating plug can prevent a large failure. (see more details at this link.) This is similar to the fact that people have difficulty exercising while their nose is blocked. If your nose is stuffed and if you have to keep breathing in your mouth, you can understand that there might be another problem soon. This analogy applied to your car in the same way.

 

Keep your roaring engine sound as clean as possible!