What Happens if You Put Gasoline in a Diesel Engine?

All the pumps at a gas station typically have 3 gasoline options; premium, regular unleaded, or super unleaded. Most people choose regular unleaded because it is the cheapest type of fuel you can purchase for a vehicle. But you must have a gasoline engine if you’re going to choose regular unleaded or either of the

3 Causes of Black Smoke in Common Rail Diesel Engines

When you see a big truck on the interstate that is emitting dirty black smoke from its exhaust pipes, you can assume it has a diesel engine in it. Black smoke is terrible for the environment and for the air that we breathe in every day. But what you may not realize is that black

Diesel Engine vs Gasoline Engine Comparison

Starting in the early 20th century, engine technology changed the transportation industry forever. People were now able to travel faster with their cars, boats, trucks, and airplanes. For automobiles, the internal combustion engine design was really a revolutionary invention which people continue to take advantage of to this very day. Any vehicle you see traveling

Common Rail Diesel Engine: Working Principle, Pros and Cons

Diesel engines have evolved over the last 50 years. The older diesel engines consisted of a fuel injection system that was like the one found in gasoline engines. This fuel injection system included pump nozzles and fuel injectors. At low pressure, the fuel injectors received fuel from the pump nozzles and then sprayed fuel into

Top 5 Duramax Engine Trucks with Good Miles (Fuel Economy)

Diesel engines are commonly used in bigger vehicles like trucks. Sometimes there are specific model diesel engines used in specific model vehicles. When it comes to the Duramax diesel engine, you’ll find it used in virtually all GMC trucks. GMC, of course, stands for General Motors Company. In 2001, the Duramax diesel engine was introduced

Tips to Flush a Car Radiator (5 Simple Steps) and Cost Info

We don’t commonly think about how hot it can get in an internal combustion engine. There are several metal components in an engine which are moving fast; some even rubbing against each other. All this motion and action generates excessive amounts of heat. In order to keep the engine cooled down, the components need oil

The Difference between Ceramic vs Organic Brake Pads

If your vehicle has a disc braking system, then it has a brake pad and brake rotor attached to every wheel. When you drive your vehicle and the wheels are spinning, your brake rotors are spinning too. To slow down the vehicle, you step on the brake pedal which causes the brake pads to squeeze

7 Causes of Grinding Noise & Vibration When Braking

Every motor vehicle has a braking system, whether it’s a disc braking system or drum braking system. It is impossible to safely drive your vehicle without a braking system because you need brakes to slow down or stop your vehicle. There is hydraulics used in the braking system to manage your braking very carefully. Each

5 Causes of a Brake Pads Wear Unevenly

When you step on the brake pedal of a vehicle with a disc braking system, all the brake pads are supposed to rub against their corresponding brake disc rotors at the same time. The brake pads have friction material which slowly gets worn down as the friction occurs. In a normal situation, the friction will

Brake Fluid Leak Symptoms and Repair Cost

The braking system of a vehicle must always function properly if you want to remain safe behind the wheel. Anytime you have a problem with your braking system, it puts people’s lives at risk. The most common brake system problem is a brake fluid leak. As you know, braking fluid is the hydraulic fluid of