Diesel Engine

An internal-combustion engine in which the fuel is injected into the cylinder near the end of the compression stroke and is ignited by the heat of the compressed air in the cylinder.

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Historical Notes

  1. August 10 1897 Diesel built his first working prototype
  2. 1892 Rudolf Diesel patents the Diesel engine.

See also: Cold Filter Plugging Point, Compression Ignition, Diesel, Diesel Particulate Filter, Diesel, Rudolf, Glow Plug, Internal Combustion Engine, Semi Diesel Engine, White Smoke.

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Subjects: Automotive Engines