The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling.
An example of a diesel is a train that runs on fuel oil.
An example of diesel is for a vehicle's engine to continue running even though it has been turned off.
We dieseled through the countryside.
Origin of diesel
- From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life.