Before trying to start a cold diesel engine, make sure that the battery is completely charged, and turn off all devices that use a lot of power, including the radio, air conditioner and heater. Obtain glow plugs or block... More »

Engine block heaters assure the engine is warm enough to start. Diesel fuel is harder to start in cold weather, therefore engine block heaters are helpful in colder regions. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

To begin repairing a diesel RV engine that won't start, you must first understand the potential causes of the problem. Diesel engines are notorious for having starting problems in cold weather, so if the temperature is l... More » Vehicles

The numbers and graphics on a diesel engine specification sheet describe the power, torque, torque rise and fuel consumption of the engine. Most sheets show measurements in both SI metric units and older SAE units. More »

The 7.3 diesel engine is used in a Ford 50 Super Duty truck, which is comparable to the engine used in the F-250 trucks. Several F-250 and F-350 trucks have many of the same features. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

The Detroit Diesel Series 60 is an inline, four cycle, six cylinder diesel engine, which was the first commercial diesel engine that was fully electronically controlled. The Detroit Diesel Series 60 was first produced in... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

White smoke occurs in a diesel engine when the diesel fuel goes through the engine and reaches the exhaust without having been burned. This typically occurs due to the engine being too cool to burn the fuel, often result... More »