High speed photographs of spray and combustion, obtained from a Hydra direct injection research diesel engine are compared with the predictions made by KIVA-3 computer code. The preprocessor has been modified to generate a grid for an offset bowl and the postprocessor has been extensively reprogrammed to obtain contour maps. The model has been tuned to low load at 2000rpm. Then the predictive capability of the model has been verified at other operating conditions. Predicted results show very good agreement with the experimental data.