Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st September 2006, 16:51   #1
FourXFour's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10
Thanked: 0 Times

Hi BHPians,
Thought of starting this thread on diesel engines.
We would have heard of various kinds of diesel engines used in automobiles (let us constrain to road ones and not go to locos).
Few of them I have heard are:
1. Normal compression diesel engine -- Fuel and air mixture is compressed and due to compression ignition takes place.
2. CRDi (hyundai)
3. CRDe (mahindra)
4. DICOR (Tata)
Do we have any more nomenclatures like this? Can somebody list as well as explain the differences between them? Links also cool.

Also please specify the best diesel engines available and the vehicles they are mounted on. Could be in India (good for me as I plan to buy) as well as abroad.

--4x4 on a diesel engine is like man with muscles :-)
FourXFour is offline  
Old 1st September 2006, 18:24   #2
Team-BHP Support
.anshuman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Good-Gaon
Posts: 7,737
Thanked: 9,159 Times

CRDI,CRDE,DICOR,TDCI.....they are all the names for common rail direct injection engine,the difference in the names is just due to the trademark laws.most common rail diesel mills are superb engines there are a few exceptions like 3.0 DICOR engine used in tata safari.
.anshuman is offline  
Old 23rd September 2006, 08:02   #3
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 265
Thanked: 3 Times

As said by anshuman, it is just the way you label it.

Basically, in older cars used the indirect method of injection. These ones had low power and torque characteristics. The main reason for indirect injcection was the difficulties in scaling down the injection system of big diesel engines to smaller one due high speed and small compression volume. With introdution of common rail, the precise control of injection system at high pressure was possible and hence the common rail direct injection becoming popular. Companies started using different nomenclature to diffrentiate their products from others.
jat is offline  
Old 23rd September 2006, 08:57   #4
Team-BHP Support
tsk1979's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 23,116
Thanked: 16,420 Times

Thread closed : Similar topic exist. You can continue discussion at threads like this (The CRDx Factor ?!?)
tsk1979 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Explained! The different types of Petrol Engines (Inline, Flat, V etc.) theMAG Technical Stuff 15 8th May 2017 10:05
Difference between old engines and new engines (petrol and diesel) srijit Technical Stuff 32 26th January 2011 10:20
Different types of badges for different variants Lightening-Fast The Indian Car Scene 37 30th July 2010 11:58
Different types of Clutches ...? amitoj Technical Stuff 12 7th April 2010 13:29
Is there an art/science of driving over different types of potholes? khan_sultan Technical Stuff 30 16th January 2010 12:34

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:23.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks