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Old 02-25-2006, 09:08 AM
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What is a Diesel engine for R/C? I understand the glow and gas power, but is the diesel like what is used in cars and trucks?
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:22 AM
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Take a look at http://www.cafes.net/doctordiesel/
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:52 AM
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Or check out the forum on here dedicated for diesels... http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_87/tt.htm
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:51 PM
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Well, a quick look at those links didn't answer your questions for me, so maybe this'll help. (In the interest of full disclosure, I've never run a diesel, but I've read a lot about them).

Model diesels are basically the same as 2-stroke glow engines without a glow plug. Instead they have a threaded insert that can be used to adjust the compression ratio of the engine. The fuel is not the same as "diesel fuel" for trucks and buses. Like glow fuel, it's a mixture of a few things including oil and ether. And unlike glow fuel, you pretty much have to mix your own. The biggest drawback I hear is the smell of the fuel and exhaust, and the need to mix it up yourself.

I'm sure I'll be set straight if I messed up in my explanation of the details!

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Diesel engines have a black messy exhaust. Engine have a lot of torque. There's a pretty good following of the diesel technique. Most are made from glow engines with new diesel heads.

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