Common misconceptions about Diesel

Common misconceptions about Diesel

Many common Diesel misconceptions

Myth: Diesel engines emit dirty exhaust.

    Fact
  • Advanced diesel technology has cleaned most exhaust, including reduction to nitrous oxide to near elimination and CO2 emissions reduced by more than 25%.

Myth: Diesel engine exhaust is smelly.

    Fact
  • Most odor causing emissions have been reduced or eliminated.

Myth: Diesel engines are noisy.

    Fact
  • Diesel engines today are much quieter and unobtrusive to advancement in fuel delivery.

Myth: Diesel engine lack performance compared to gasoline vehicles.

    Fact
  • Diesel engines offer greater fuel economy with more torque at lower speeds. With the advancement of turbo charging, many diesel s outperform their gasoline counterparts.

Myth: Diesel engines use outdated technology.

    Fact
  • Diesel engines today have more advanced technology improvements than many gasoline engines. From Variable Vane Turbo’s to High Pressure Common Rail technology.

Myth: Diesel engines offer poor fuel economy.

    Fact
  • Many diesel owners will argue this as the very selling point of a diesel vehicle. Most diesel engines achieve or surpass their gasoline counterpart, as well as some hybrid vehicles. Diesel fuel also offers more energy per gallon than gasoline.

Myth: Diesel engines are more expensive.

    Fact
  • While diesel engines are more costly up front, most of this cost is from the need for the engine to withstand the higher combustion pressure and heat. This also means diesel engines could last far longer than a gasoline engine with proper maintenance. Because of this diesel tend to have a higher resale value. Diesel owners also see savings at the pump, due to less frequent visits.

Myth: Diesel engines are harder to start in the cold.

    Fact
  • Improved fuel injection as well as internal and external heating elements help counter cold weather issues.

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