Making the Case for Diesel Outboards

When it comes to outboards, there’s been a lot of buzz around diesel, which offers a number of its own advantages. “Probably the simplest is the safety of the fuel,” says Luke San Antonio, Commercial Product Specialist, Mack Boring & Parts Co., the U.S. Northeast distributor for Sweden-based diesel outboard engine manufacturer OXE Marine. Compared to gasoline, diesel is a less flammable fuel and therefore much safer to work with in all working environments. In addition, with diesel engines the combustion of fuel takes place due to the heat generated by the compression of fuel and air inside the cylinder. Compression ignition is safer than petroleum being ignited by a spark plug, or any other spark. Another benefit associated with diesel is efficiency. >click to read< 11:12

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