Diesel versus Gasoline Engines: Which is More Economical?


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Diesel versus Gasoline Engines: Which is More Economical?
This paper explores the question of which type of engine – the diesel engine or the gasoline engine – is more economical. The essay begins by describing how diesel engines appear to offer better fuel economy and do not need to burn as much fuel to offer the same amount of power. Moreover, diesel engines do not require any “tuning up” as is the case for an ignition system and the exhaust system of a diesel engine simply lasts longer than the exhaust system of a gasoline engine. The essay also enumerates some of the conspicuous problems of the diesel engine – such as its noisiness, its reliance upon fuel injection and its penchant for vibrating – and briefly acknowledges the...
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