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Monday, December 11, 2017

Diesel vs gasoline, which engine to choose?

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on August 2, 2010

If you’re at the moment in your life when you’re looking for a new car, and believe you’re going to use it for a while, you should make a wise choice. If you don’t want an electric or hybrid vehicle, you don’t have much to choose from, but only gasoline (spark ignition) or diesel (compression ignition) engines. Which one should you buy?

There is no simple answer to that question. Those engines differ a lot in power/torque and efficiency/MPG, the fuels cost is also different. There are many additional questions you might ask to help you make a decision, e.g. do you want to spend more on the engine that will be more efficient and use cheaper fuel?

So let’s take a look at this question only from one point of view: the ability to use alternative fuels if standard fuels become very expensive or even unobtainable. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Diesel fuel / heating oil replacement

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on June 4, 2010

Many people want to know, whether it’s possible to replace heating oil with diesel fuel. In case heating oil in your tanks run out, is it possible to use diesel fuel instead?

Or the opposite question: is it possible to pour heating oil into your diesel truck fuel tank?

Let’s find out… WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – Autogas

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on July 1, 2008

Liquefied Petroleum Gas, abbreviated as LPG, is an internal combustion engine fuel, a mixture of propane and butane. It is an alternative to gasoline / petrol, in some countries it is very popular. In Poland, where I live, it’s very popular because it’s price is less than half of gasoline price! Because of that the cost of autogas (common name for LPG) conversion is returned pretty quick. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Hydrogen as car fuel?

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on April 17, 2008

In this article we’ll think if it’s is possible and reasonable to use hydrogen as car fuel. I posted some time ago an article about hydrogen fuel car, this will be the second article on hydrogen.

Hydrogen was used as energy carrier for long time. It can be produced from plain water, and can be burnt in engines, burners or other devices to produce energy. But can hydrogen be energy source for automobile transport? WAIT! There is more to read… read on »