Isuzu's New 5.8L Direct Injection Diesel Engine 780349

This paper describes a new 6 cylinder, inline diesel which has been developed to power medium sized trucks and for industrial applications and which is currently in monthly production of 2,000 units. The engine is characterized by the use of direct fuel injection system, square toroidal combustion chamber, glow plug as a starting aid, thin dry chrome plated cylinder liners, engine stop system using air shutter, and newly-developed variable speed RLD-K governor with torque control cam, all of which are discussed here from aspects of design and experiment. Also covered are family engine concept and emission and noise control approaches.


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