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.
How many miles will a diesel engine last?
A gasoline powered truck can run for 200,000 miles. Conversely, a diesel truck has a longer lifespan and can run for at least 500,000 and as much as 800,000 miles. This is because it has a heavier and sturdier body.
Why do diesel engines last so long?
Diesel engines do last longer than petrol ones. Diesel is a light oil and when burned and used as fuel by the vehicle it lubricates the parts of the engine. This prolongs the life of the engine. This is partly because of the intricate fuel pump which is expensive to repair or replace.
Is it worth buying a diesel car in 2019?
Is it still worth buying a diesel in 2019? Modern diesel engines, for example those in the latest Euro 6 compliant models, can deliver around 20% less CO2 than petrol, and give around 20% better fuel efficiency than other internal combustion engines.
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