If you have huge industrial machinery to operate, you may require spare parts from time to time for the maintenance of a diesel engine. Since there are thousands of different types of parts, identifying the right ones may not be easy for you. Some major parts include Gasket, piston rings, and cylinder head, to name a few. Let’s find out more about these parts.

The cylinder head makes the top seal for the base and also contains the exhaust valves, combustion chamber, linkages, and fuel injector. The head gasket seals the joint. The piston is part of reciprocating engines, pneumatic cylinders, and gas compressors among other parts.

The cylinder contains the moving part. This chamber is made gas-tight with the help of piston rings. The function of the part is to transfer power to the crankshaft through a piston rod or connecting rod.

The role of an oil filter is to filter contaminants from the mobile oil, hydraulic oil, lubricating oil, and transmission oil. Almost all types of hydraulic machinery make use of oil filters.

The electrical system of an engine is powered by the alternator. This generator is also responsible for recharging the battery while your vehicle or engine is operating. Apart from this, the alternator helps regulates the current being transmitted to the battery. Therefore, the battery doesn’t get overcharged.

Most diesel engines must hit an RPM between 150 and 250 to kick start. In other words, the starting system generates enough force to get the required cranking speed. When the motor makes the flywheel spin, the crankshaft spins and makes the piston move at the same time.

Basically, a solenoid valve is a type of electromechanical valve that is powered by an electric current. Also, the solenoid generates a magnetic field in response to the electric current. This magnetic field changes the solenoid valve state, which makes the valve open or shut.

The glow plug is a type of heating device, which helps start a diesel engine. This pencil-like metal features a heating element that heats up because of electrical resistance. As a result, it generates light. The spray pattern of the fuel injector impinges on the glow plug. And this makes the fuel catch fire when the engine is not hot enough to work properly.

An O-ring is also called a toric or packing joint. This is a type of mechanical gasket that looks like a torus. This loop of elastomer features a round cross-section. It’s made to get set in a groove and be compressed, which creates a seal.

In short, this was a brief description of some of the most common parts of a diesel engine. If you need to buy these parts, make sure you buy a reputable brand. In other words, you must go for genuine parts only if you want your diesel engine to stand the test of time. If the parts are not genuine, your vehicle won’t continue to work without having problems.