With the invention of combustion engines back in 1893, the conventional spark-driven and diesel spark engines have been racing for the number one engine spot. Car engineers from all over the world have been competing to create the most powerful, yet fuel efficient engine. However, the race wasn’t always as tight as it is today. In fact, for the first century or so, spark-driven engines were dominating the personal transportation, aviation and marine fields, while diesel engines were primarily used in locomotives, trucks, submarines and ships.
But that all changed in the past couple of decades, as diesel engines became competitive in the automotive industry as well. European manufacturers, in particular, seem to prefer diesel engines and now more than half their cars run on diesel. So the question is – why? Well it’s quite simple – diesel engines are more reliable, they run cooler, last longer, they’re easier to turbo-charge, they produce less carbon monoxide, they accept synthetic fuels, diesel fuel is safer, and the list goes on.
That being said, if you sport a diesel engine, and are looking for a brand new exhaust that will improve both performance and fuel efficiency, you might want to consider an aftermarket DPF exhaust system. DPF or Diesel Particle Filter exhaust systems are specifically designed to remove particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas that comes out the engine. Diesel engines produce gas that contains particles which can compromise the consumption rate and the fuel that goes inside the engine.
Due to the incomplete combustion of the diesel fuel, diesel exhaust is carcinogen. These carcinogenic particles include small nanoparticles, which are harmful for both people and the environment. A DPS exhaust system can capture more than 95% of the harmful soot produced. A DPF can reduce the soot produced to 0.001g per kilometre and more.
This technology was first dealt with in the seventies, due to the raising concerns of the impact the particles had when inhaled. Ever since, DPFs have been used on non-road machines and automobiles world wide. That’s how diesel engines became very popular, and even though there weren’t many regulations on the matter until the recent past, a lot of people still opted to go for this environmentally friendly solution.
Nowadays, a lot of countries actively enforce the use of DPF, so if you haven’t already made the transition, it’s about time to consider a DPF exhaust system. Not only do you pass regulations by having a DPF exhaust, but you also advocate for a greener earth.