Willys Workshop the past ten to fifteen years diesel engines and vehicles have seen a huge boom in popularity here and abroad. The reason for this is simple, they offer a more economical, powerful and practical choice for drivers today. But what makes a diesel engine so different from a gasoline powered car or truck? And what are the most important factors that influence diesel engine performance?
The key to diesel engine power is in the compression ratio. Unlike gasoline engines that mix fuel with air and ignite that combination with a spark plug, diesel engines compress the air alone. This allows them to achieve much higher compression ratios, which in turn creates more power!
Turbocharging Your Ride: The Science of Diesel Performance Boosters
Another factor that influences diesel engine performance is the size and location of the turbocharger. By optimizing the boost delivered by the turbo, and by choosing the right sized camshaft for your application engine specialists can achieve a much fatter power band.
With these changes in place, diesel pickups can be pushed hard without sacrificing longevity. This is especially true if you use your truck for towing or hauling and run it on the highway at normal driving speeds.
In order to get the most out of your diesel truck and protect your investment, it is important to use a high quality diesel fuel like Co-op Premium Diesel. This fuel is TOP TIER certified and treated with a deposit control additive that is proven to restore power-loss caused by deposits within eight hours of operation1.