Video: Continental's TD300 Diesel -- Nearer to Market
Although Continental's purchase of Thielert Aircraft Engines has gained most of the attention, Continental continues development of its homegrown diesel, the four-cylinder TD300. On the way to AirVenture, AVWeb stopped at Continental's Fairhope, Alabama facility to get a look at work on the TD300. In this video, Continental's James Ray describes some of the improvements the company has developed for the TD300, including higher compression ratio, stronger case through bolts and an improved induction system. Still to go is a larger turbocharger to improve the TD300's high altitude performance.