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Old 08-01-2017, 02:34 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Indeed. Considering that a Diesel is usually harder to start, not just due to the higher compression and usually also a higher inertia due to heavier internal components, it usually also takes longer to reach the operating temperature.
Ive always thought that a small continuous diesel generator, say around 3 to 4k watt and a battery bank to absorb undulations in power would be a good way to go. Possibly harder on battery though. Still if I had to start over Id be looking to go that road.

But I digress, depending on where you are driving the engine stops and starts frequently. In more undulating country driving engine off downhill, and whenever you stop. At other times you can see the engine is doing relatively little work to contribute to maintaining cruise speed.

Rolling around car parks on battery only scaring the crap out of people just doesn't get old.

Last edited by sidecar; 08-01-2017 at 02:56 AM.. Reason: additions
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