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Old 05-16-2013, 08:00 AM
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Location: Asheboro, NC
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Mein Auto: 1992 525i
Originally Posted by 3star View Post

No ignition system in diesel. Fuel is ignited via compression. The fuel pump is mechanical so yeah it wouldn't need a battery or altenator to run.

Diesel is pretty amazing, they get a bad rap in the west, but the diesel cycle is actually significantly more efficient than a gasoline engine
True. In fact, the way that a diesel engine shuts off is by stopping the flow of fuel. I had a 85 model MB 300D. That engine ran like a sewing machine with over 300K miles on it

Now my son has it and is going to likely junk it. I would sort of like to have the engine out of it and mate it to a big ol' generator that could run my entire house in the event of a power failure.
Most problems are usually something simple !

Originally Posted by noego View Post
It's Deja Poo - as in, I've heard this **** before.

Calypso Red 1992 525i with 225K miles

1991 735i - Sold
1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold

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