Re: Diesel in tank
I don't buy that at all! If it takes 14:1 compression to run the diesel, then it will not even start to think about igniting at 12:1 ratio! Actually, a typical diesel compression ratio is more like 15:1 - 23:1.
Actually, I wonder if there isn't some mechanical damages done? Note that diesel is not as volatile as gasoline, and therefore the injectors for the two fuels needs to be different. Could it be that the bike's injector were not able to atomize the diesel properly and cause accumulation of liquid fuel in the cylinder head? If so, that can be very rough on the engine when the piston tries to compress it! Admittedly, a WAG, but I can't think of anything else right now that could cause permanent damage to the engine.
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Last edited by PadG; May 27th, 2017 at 8:35 am.