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Rudolf Diesel's Invention

Rudolf Diesel's Invention

Rudolf Diesel’s Invention Rudolf Diesel, who is best known for the invention of the engine that bears his name, was born in Paris, France in 1858. His invention came while the steam engine was the predominant power source for large industries. Figure 1. Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) In 1885, Diesel set up his first shop in Paris to begin development of a compression ignition engine. The process would last 13 years. In the 1890s, he received a number of patents for his invention of an efficient, slow burning, compression ignition, internal combustion engine [Diesel 1895][Diesel 1898][Diesel 1892][Diesel 1895a]. From 1893 to...

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High Performance Diesel Engines - Add-Ons and Rebuilds

High Performance Diesel Engines - Add-Ons and Rebuilds

High Performance Diesel Engines - Add-Ons and Rebuilds High performance diesel truck owners are an elite group, but not everyone understands the ins and outs of add-ons, rebuilds and upgrades. If you're thinking about boosting the performance of your truck with add-ons - you might want to talk to a professional first.  You may be one of the many owners of a diesel truck that has seen the 200,000 mile mark come and go - and think it's time to add some additional power. If you are considering a performance upgrade, you want to make sure that what you pay...

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High Performance Diesel Trucks Are A Growing Trend

High Performance Diesel Trucks Are A Growing Trend

The popularity of high performance diesel trucks has always been there for many die-hard diesel lovers, but now more 'first timers' are seeing what many others have known for years.   Diesel trucks, especially those with high performance diesel engines, give drivers the power and performance that gas trucks just can't touch. Used diesel trucks are in high demand Did you know that over the last three years or so, there has been an increase in the sales of used diesel trucks - even more than new trucks? This tells us that not only do high performance diesel trucks have a...

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What Is The NHRDA All About?

What Is The NHRDA  All About?

The National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) was created in 2005. The associated started as a grassroots group to push the limits of diesel-powered vehicles and to bring this group of racing vehicles to the forefront of the racing world. Diesel cars, trucks, sled pulling, and drag races are all part of the excitement that the NHRDA brings to areas that hold these events. It is the fastest growing sled pulling and diesel race association in the world, and has taken diesel racing to a national platform. Spectators and competitors alike are able to enjoy racing and sled pulling events...

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