Right from the start, diesels were popular, as their fuel mileage was exceptional, and the days of the gas scare were at hand. But the early engines had nothing else going for them. Loud, smokey, and short lived were the adjectives of the time. Here we show their evolution into the quiet, precise, and durable machines that they have become.
Quick Clue: NEVER use starting fluid in a modern diesel motor. The most common result is that it can shatter glow plugs and even break piston rings. If your diesel won’t start, fix it. Do not risk destroying it.