All diesel cars

Bwenyenye

Village Elder
#1
What's going on with the diesel being used today? From lorries to Matatus to brand new 4 x4, all diesel powered vehicles are lowing black smoke...even the poor air quality is a testament to this...

To our esteemed village billionaires with diesel gasslers ....kuna maoni?
 
#3
burning oil. poor maintenance. but you should expect a little smoke from diesel because the fuel is more like oil. in fact, if the engine fails it sometimes can run away and supply itself with sump oil as fuel and destroy itself due to unregulated rev.
 

emali

Village Elder
#7
poor government regulations.. import a diesel car from Europe fitted with latest technology to curb emissions but first thing you do EGR and DPF delete.. use poor diesel.. for lorries with euro 4 and above engines you do an ad blue delete.. the results are more powerful engines but with a shorter lifespan and of course blowing more smoke in the air..
 

Slim_fit

Village Elder
#8
I'm convinced there's something extra sinister going on with the diesel though....how do you explain the increase in black smoke? Is it that people can't afford to bow maintain the cars or what?
Fuel in Kenya is never really pure. It gets dirtier depending on how many middle men handle it before it gets to you.
 

Ice_Cube

Village Chief
#9
poor government regulations.. import a diesel car from Europe fitted with latest technology to curb emissions but first thing you do EGR and DPF delete.. use poor diesel.. for lorries with euro 4 and above engines you do an ad blue delete.. the results are more powerful engines but with a shorter lifespan and of course blowing more smoke in the air..
hehe I know someone with a beemer 535d that lasted less than a year huku saa hii iko tu inalea insects na cobwebs
 

Teddy_time

Village Elder
#14
If you value high reliability, minimal maintenance and a car that doesnt smell of diesel then go petrol in a salon car. Also, the diesel we use here isnt as pure as what they use in the west and diesel engines are quite sensitive to the quality of the stuff.

Most engines are calibrated to run on the grade of diesel they use uko in the west
 
#16
Never, am still going strong. Not even dues for service one year later :)

There is nothing wrong with diesel car and these rumours about unclean diesels are hogwash. There is no difference between a small engine and a truck engine except the size of pistons. Our busses run on diesel all their life. But then again when direct fuel injection came there were similar lies......
 

Mombasa

Village Elder
#17
burning oil. poor maintenance. but you should expect a little smoke from diesel because the fuel is more like oil. in fact, if the engine fails it sometimes can run away and supply itself with sump oil as fuel and destroy itself due to unregulated rev.
It's called Diesel Engine Runaway
 

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