Which engine has maximum fuel efficiency?
Diesel engines generally achieve greater fuel efficiency than petrol (gasoline) engines. Passenger car diesel engines have energy efficiency of up to 41% but more typically 30%, and petrol engines of up to 37.3%, but more typically 20%.
What is the difference of marine diesel engine to an ordinary diesel engine?
Diesel engines are all fuel injected and are designed for ignition using compression. Automotive gasoline marine engines that use a carburetor have a strengthened body to prevent fires.
Is 1000 hours a lot on a boat?
The number of hours that a marine engine runs is very dependent on the amount and quality of maintenance over the years. The typical gasoline marine engine will run fine for the first 1,000 hours. It is at this juncture that the engine starts to exhibit small problems.
What is the average lifespan of a diesel engine?
If properly maintained, a diesel engine can last between 300,000 to 600,000 miles. In a few cases, drivers have reported that their diesel engines endured up to 1,000,000 miles.