With auto gas-electronics on the rise, many people are looking for some alternatives away from gasoline. It’s for this reason why natural gas, and auto gas-electronics are so appealing. But let’s take a step back. Mainly because there are still some perks behind these particular types of fuels we still have, like gasoline and diesel.
For one gasoline is still primarily used despite other alternatives coming up. Not to mention some vehicles still need diesel, and they’ve been working on making it better too.
It’s for this reason why we should at least look back at gasoline and diesel, at least a little bit, and consider some of the differences and merits these two can bring in certain situations.
First: The Explosion Process
The big difference between both engines really comes down to this particular process called the explosion process. It’s where engines convert the chemical energy derived from fuel and put it through mechanical energy that creates a number of explosions. Every engine does this, however the main thing to look for is how it’s actually done.
For gasoline, the fuel is first mixed with air, followed by the piston rising and compressing the gas and air mixture. That mixture is then ignited by the spark plug that produces the flame. From there the piston goes up again and pushes the exhaust out of the exhaust valve.
Diesel is different. First the intake valve opens up to let air in and the piston goes down. From there the piston goes back up and compresses the air which is heated in excess of 540 degrees Celsius. Thirdly, the fuel is injected followed by the ignition and the piston goes back down. Lastly the piston goes back up to push the exhaust out.
As you might’ve noticed, the kit electronics STAG-DIESEL doesn’t come with any spark plugs, in fact no diesel engine or diesel car has one. It’s relying heavily on the amount of pressure being built up in order to use the chemical as fuels.
Secondly: The Emissions
With that in mind already, you might think it’s a major flaw for diesel engines to not need a spark plug. However that’s simply not the case. Studies have shown time and again that the higher the compression ratios are, the higher thermal efficiencies the engine has. This also translates to better fuel economies and thus lower emissions since you are burning less fuel.
Because gasoline is using a lower compression ratio (8:1 to 12:1), they are avoiding fuel auto ignition (also known as engine knock), but they are harming the planet and also your wallet as well. Conversely, by using the kit electronics STAG-DIESEL, you’ll be saving money since the compression is a lot higher (14:1 to 25:1), furthermore it’ll use less fuel by default.
There are some other distinct differences between these two engines, however these are the major ones.
If you are looking to make the switch to a kit electronics STAG-DIESEL engine, consider hiring us for your gas installation needs. With all of our parts available in our store online and in-store, you can expect quality and speedy service.