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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Rudolph Diesel
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:09:41 PM »
Just a little historical tidbit, today is Rudolph Diesel 's (inventor of the diesel engine) birthday. Diesels have comes long way in the past and I wish they would bringire diesel powered automobiles to the US market. Stephen
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Offline mersumies

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Re: Rudolph Diesel
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 04:29:53 PM »
Hi,
Diesel is an ideal engine even in older cars !

best regards , Erkki

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Re: Rudolph Diesel
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 04:55:30 PM »
It may become a reality.  With oil prices continually climbing, very soon vegetable oil will be a par with diesel fuel prices.  Then we can all drive down the road smelling like french fries. :)
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Re: Rudolph Diesel
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 01:49:53 AM »
Thanks for the info!

Are diesel engines so hard to get in the US? Hete they are as common as petrol engines.

I drive a Mercedes 220 CDI diesel myself and I love it. Diesel is also cheaper than petrol in Belgium :)

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Re: Rudolph Diesel
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 02:56:50 AM »
Right now, probably the biggest supplier of diesel automobiles is Volkswagen. Every year, more diesel models are becoming available but certainly nothing like the availability of those found in Europe. I was looking at a 3 series BMW diesel, they can be found here in Los Angeles but they are  far and few between. Stephen
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1952 MBZ 300 Cabriolet
1978 Porsche 911SC Targa
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