As nouns the difference between diesel and heptane
is that diesel
is diesel fuel while heptane
is (organic compound) any of the nine isomers of the saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon c7
, obtained from petroleum, especially n-heptane (ch3
A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
(UK, slang) snakebite and black
To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
(automotive) For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
- The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling .
* red diesel
* diesel engine
* diesel knock
(organic compound) Any of the nine isomers of the saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon C7H16, obtained from petroleum, especially n-heptane (CH3(CH2)5CH3)