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Sir, i am always tempted to buy a diesel run car. But i have been told that a diesel engine cannot be left shut off for long periods (2 or 3 months) or its performance gets affected. how far is that true?
  • 2613 day(s) ago by Confused
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Nagaraja C S
Dear, You need not worry as now days all engines with k series engine will come handy with more mileage, pollution free.
 

Posted: 2612 day(s) ago


Soorybuddy
NAGARAJ, dont comment on something that you dont know. K series engine is not diesel, its petrol engine. moreover its an engine from maruthi. not a common one across all brands.
 

Posted: 2612 day(s) ago


Vipin
Maruti
Alto
Owner
Better to go for petrol engine for your use.Diesel vehicle will be ideal for the people who are using daily or More kms
 

Posted: 2612 day(s) ago


Abhishek
Honda
City
Owner
basically the battery would be weak, and diesel needs a strong battery charge to start.
Also you would need to check coolant in radiator.
 

Posted: 2612 day(s) ago


Partha
Maruti
Swift Dzire
Owner
Sir, Both petrol and diesel Engine has it's merits and demerits.Though K series Engines are at present used in petrol version of Maruti, but actually Suzuki is not manufacturing this Engine but Fiat is manufacturing it.Now, for Diesel Engine, demerits are 1)Minimum fuel (5L) should always remain in the fuel tank. 2)Little bit noisy comparing to petrol.3) Spare parts are costlier than petrol engine.4)Starter problem may be there in case engine is in idle state for even few days.5) Vibration is more. Merits are 1)Fuel cost less and normally more mileage in case of same weight and volume.2)less pollutant so environment friendly. 3)More Suitable for commercial use and proportionately higher return in case of disposal.So high users should opt. for diesel and low users should go for Petrol.But latest Diesel engines are minimizing many problems which I have mentioned.
 

Posted: 2612 day(s) ago

Hi,
It wont be a problem if the vehcile is not used for 2 or 3 months.Only thing is that you should take care of bettery charge maintenance and gaurding of car from rodents, etc by parking in secured place.
 

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