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Efficiency comparison between gasoline and diesel engines on generators.

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Selahdoor, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Selahdoor

    Selahdoor How can I help you, or make you laugh, today? Supporting Member

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    First, if this thread should be posted elsewhere, feel free to move it.

    I just thought it would be quite interesting info for diesel owners. :D

     
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    Very interesting. I'd love to have one of those older Onan diesel gen sets.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Thanks Selahdoor. I am currently running a diesel genset for when the power goes out.
     
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    A modern inverter gas generator would be less worse at light loads, since it could throttle back rather than keeping at a fixed RPM. The Diesel cycle is just more efficient, so it's always going to have an advantage.
     

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