Re: [DMCForum] Diesels
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Re: [DMCForum] Diesels

A "proper" (eg Peugeot/Citroen XUD) diesel has no electric components
apart from when starting. All it needs to keep going is fuel and air.
That said, they do have an electric valve which cuts the fuel flow when
the ignition is turned off so a dead battery will cut the engine.


Andrei Cular wrote:

>What does the alternator belt have to do with running?  I ran a VW for
>almost 300 miles on a battery with headlights, and radio , and no generator
>charging it.  My Z made it just over 200 miles with out an alternator before
>stalling.  And I was running the AC on low and lights for part of that


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