Gasoline and diesel engines have been duking it out for more than 100 years. Fans of both say they have the better engine. Is one group correct or do they both have their benefits. We are going to examine the facts to deduce who has the better method of fueling up their salvage truck. Let’s see how they stack up.
You can’t beat a diesel for overall power. That’s why cargo and work trucks tend to favor them. While gas engines might have more horsepower, thus moving more quickly, diesels supply the torque needed for sustained hauling of heavy loads.
Because diesel engines have to be built tough to withstand the fierce, explosive ignition caused by compression, they tend to last longer than a gas engine.
With diesel fuel possessing more potential energy than gas, diesel engines provide at least 30 percent better fuel efficiency than gasoline engines, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. While diesels don’t have as many parts as gas engines, maintenance can be higher for diesels because they hold more oil and filters for fuel and oil must be changed together.
Diesel is cleaner burning and doesn’t produce the pollutants that a gas engine does. Biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel now help reduce nitrogen oxides that once made diesel a dirty word for those concerned about smog.
The gas versus diesel debate will probably continue for years. Regardless of your preference, you can find gas and diesel trucks at SalvageAutosAuctions.com. Auctions for trucks with either type of engine can help you complete a project without breaking the bank. With online salvage auctions, trucks stuck in the garage can once again ride proud.