Diesel vs Gasoline

Diesel vs Gasoline

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Radustefan997

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2 posts

2 months

Sunday 16th May
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Hello everyone!
I´ve recently bought a 2009 Seat Ibiza 6J, powered by a 1.9 TDI BLS 105 hp. I´ve driven gasoline cars all my life so this is my first diesel. I´m loving it so far but I was wondering: are there any things that you normally do while driving gasoline cars but should totally avoid doing on a diesel engine?

BertBert

15,234 posts

178 months

Sunday 16th May
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Putting petrol in?

Radustefan997

Original Poster:

2 posts

2 months

Sunday 16th May
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BertBert said:
Putting petrol in?
Besides that xD.
Somebody told me that riding the clutch in a diesel hurts the car far more than it does to a gasoline car. I was wondering if there are more things like this that I should know.

Chris32345

1,589 posts

29 months

Sunday 16th May
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Just drive it and avoid labourer the engine at low rpm as this can be bad for the dmf
Also avoid lots of short journeys as it bad for the dpf


Also it's called petrol 😉

brisel

731 posts

175 months

Sunday 16th May
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Don’t Rev the engine hard soon after starting or turn it off hot. The turbo will not like it at all. You should have more torque than a petrol.

You won’t miss having to fill the tank as often.

waremark

2,911 posts

180 months

Sunday 16th May
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You will find the power characteristics are different from a petrol engine. A typical petrol engine has a rev limit over 6,000 rpm, and gives its strongest performance close to the rev limit. Therefore it can be appropriate to use high revs if strong acceleration is required, such as for overtaking. A typical diesel engine has a rev limit no higher than 5,000 rpm, and delivers its strongest performance between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm. This means that they perform very well when driven at lower revs than petrol engines, and they are relaxing to drive behind.

BertBert

15,234 posts

178 months

Monday 17th May
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Am I in the Advanced Driving section?

ol

2,218 posts

175 months

Monday 17th May
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BertBert said:
Am I in the Advanced Driving section?
I thought this was the American section?

AJB88

7,883 posts

138 months

Monday 17th May
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ol said:
I thought this was the American section?
Same here!

BertBert

15,234 posts

178 months

Monday 17th May
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I hear that the Seat Ibiza is very popular in the good ole US of A

M4cruiser

2,479 posts

117 months

Monday 17th May
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Radustefan997 said:
Hello everyone!
I´ve recently bought a 2009 Seat Ibiza 6J, powered by a 1.9 TDI BLS 105 hp. I´ve driven gasoline cars all my life so this is my first diesel. I´m loving it so far but I was wondering: are there any things that you normally do while driving gasoline cars but should totally avoid doing on a diesel engine?
As this is in the "advanced driving" section, you should be able to feel anything you need to do differently.
Yes, the power and torque all comes in the wrong places in a diesel. biggrin
You can move off with less revs / throttle. Slowing down in gear (as per Roadcraft) will have a diesel jerking earlier.
You mustn't ride the clutch in petrol or diesel, but it will cost a lot more to replace a clutch in a diesel!
You need bigger earplugs in a diesel.
You absolutely must replace the cam belt (if it has one) in a diesel otherwise the MoT will destroy the engine.

Pica-Pica

8,450 posts

51 months

Monday 17th May
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M4cruiser said:
Radustefan997 said:
Hello everyone!
I´ve recently bought a 2009 Seat Ibiza 6J, powered by a 1.9 TDI BLS 105 hp. I´ve driven gasoline cars all my life so this is my first diesel. I´m loving it so far but I was wondering: are there any things that you normally do while driving gasoline cars but should totally avoid doing on a diesel engine?
As this is in the "advanced driving" section, you should be able to feel anything you need to do differently.
Yes, the power and torque all comes in the wrong places in a diesel. biggrin
You can move off with less revs / throttle. Slowing down in gear (as per Roadcraft) will have a diesel jerking earlier.
You mustn't ride the clutch in petrol or diesel, but it will cost a lot more to replace a clutch in a diesel!
You need bigger earplugs in a diesel.
You absolutely must replace the cam belt (if it has one) in a diesel otherwise the MoT will destroy the engine.
All of which is largely cobblers.
Now, get a big diesel with an auto .... bliss.

mph999

2,558 posts

187 months

Wednesday 19th May
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Radustefan997 said:
Besides that xD.
Somebody told me that riding the clutch in a diesel hurts the car far more than it does to a gasoline car.
That’s a load of crap, it’s bad in any car, no matter the fuel type.