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post #5 of Old 10-21-2004 Thread Starter
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Diesel & Gas Engines?

Thanks Peter.

I think that''s what i was wondering. Would a basic knowledge of engines (be it deisel or gas)be transferable to one type or the other.

As a programmer, i''ve found that you don''t necessarily need to know a language to get the basics from it. If I had a good knowledge of Cobol, I could take a fair shot at figuring out a program in, say, Unix. The syntax is different, but the basic structure and logic is the same.

I''ve been pretty good with making logical connections with unknown things, so i guess that''s what i was wondering. Were the two engine systems structurly the same, enough so that a basic knowledge of one would help with understanding the other.

I dont know engines very well (now), so i wasnt sure how close the two were.

I''ll look into the gas engine class then, and definitly find anything else i can on diesel.

Thank you both for the info! :O)
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