Diesel or Petrol engines?

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  1. SINKA

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    which is better.......
     
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    Depends on where you use them.

    Kiwimac
     
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    :shock: in a plane....
     
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    I know i really shouldnt reply to this thread :rolleyes: but..in a plane its petrol inline 12 cylinders or v12s and v16s are the go or even radials.Diesels are more for your "what is a tank "thread ;)
     
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    The Ju 86P ran on Diesel Engines and was use on High Level Recon Mission over England during the War 8)

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    Yup, the JU86 (especially the High Altitutde Recon version,) did indeed use diesels. Diesels are NOT as affected by air pressure as Petrol engines and they will run on just about anything!

    As well the Aero diesels were both well-designed and very efficient.

    Fuhrer von Spam Kiwimac
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    me and C.C always have this argument, for me it's diesil
     
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    I like the Diesel's too!

    FVS Kiwimac
     
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    diesel i just another word for "crap" 8) petrols are better, end of story 8)
     
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    lovely :shock: so i still dont know
     
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    "deisels aren't affected by air pressure"? Try pulling a B-train over the Great Divide without a turbo!
     
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    PLEASE!

    There is quite a difference between hauling a bloody great train over the mountains and taking a plane up to 40 or 50 000 feet. Apart from any other consideration the train's weight is measured in tens, if not thousands, of kilotonnes, while the plane is likely to be in the 5k to 13k range.

    Indeed the aero-engine industry has continued to consider and develop diesel aero-engines since the mid 1930's. Diesel's have a better power-to-weight ratio than petrols and, unlike petrol engines, you can run them on just about anything.

    FVS Kiwimac
     
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    my arse ;) diesels are much heavier than petrols and they're only slightly more powerful :| (btw, im going on my exhaustive knowledge of the car industry) 8)
     
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    Ya hadda make me do it, did'nya!

    From the The Engineer 6 August 1999

    From Today's Pilot July 2001

    Kiwimac
     
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    i cant be bothered to read that :lol:
     
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    il read that when im bored sometime 8) i dont need convincing, petrol is better 8)
     
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    me neither! o and sry for calling you and the lanc right ol' tea leaves... it isnt posted here but my friend asked y i kept signing on and off of msn and i said i was trying to add two british guys and i said u guys were right ol' tea leaves because i didnt know what it meant, but its fun to say!
    p.s. if u get an add contact request from [email protected], its me

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    so you keep saying..................................
     
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    two bob bit face.............................
     
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