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Beginner's Guide: What Is Diesel Fuel (and What Does It Do)?

What is diesel fuel and what does it do
Most drivers’ relationship with diesel fuel begins and ends with the pump at the filling station. It’s what they put in their diesel powered cars, or more often, what they've seen truck drivers put in their rigs. It’s dirty, smelly, oily stuff (it’s sometimes called diesel oil) which is why...

How a car engine works

How a car engine works
The dictionary defines an engine as a machine with moving parts that converts power into motion. That being so, when we consider how a car engine works we can ignore many of the extra parts (the water pump, the alternator, the starter motor and so on) that many people would also consider to be a...