Kerosene Mix With Diesel

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  1. PADDLEGUY
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    Anyone Ever Hear Of Some Reason To Mix Kerosene With Diesel In A New Diesel Engine??
     
  2. Bergalia
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    It's called economy.

    Certainly when I was working out of the UK we found it cheaper the use the kerosene(paraffin to Brits)/diesel mix. No tax on 'kerosene'. Another cheaper substitute was TVO (Tractor Vehicle Oil) a more refined kerosene.
    Once warmed up the diesel engines would quite happily chug along - no loss of power on the cheaper mix - or even on 'pure' kerosene. ;)
     
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    Yeap! A lot of fiscal fraud have been done with this.
     
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    True Guillermo. But it feels good to screw the government for a change, rather than the constant vice-versa (Oooppps - does that sound poitical....) :D
     
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    Kerosene and #1 diesel fuel are the same. #2 diesel is heavier and better for hot weather operation because it lubricates the pump and injectors more.
     
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    I just noticed you are in Florida. All the diesel fuel there is #2
     
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    Sorry but there NOT , kero has had all the lubricity removed, the #1 diesel still has what is necessary to lubricate the injectors.

    A quart of any lube oil is needed for every 5 gal of kero run in a diesel.

    Still might be cheaper than taxed fuel.

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    In cold weather kerosine doesn't gell as readily as #2 diesel. A lot of farmers add kerosine to their diesel fuel in the winter time.
     
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    And some people add small amounts Gasoline to diesel when it becomes contaminated with bacterial growth.
     
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    Does it act like a bactericide?
     
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    Mixing gasoline into lube oil as a winter start practice was carried out on 3350 hp piston aircraft.

    I flew US Navy P-2's that had a winterizing procedure.
    After landing the CHT (cylinder head temp) and oil temp would be lowered by ideling with cowl flaps and oil cooler doors open till a certain temp was reached.

    Then a guarded switch would be held for a certain number of minuets to squirt 115-140 Purple avation fuel into the lube oil tank.

    The quantity of the lube oil and the expected lowest temp would determine the time (from a table) the oil dilute switch would be held.

    In the AM the procedure was to start the engine , and raise the engine temp by closing off the cooling and run the engine 45 min or so (again from a book table) till the lube oil had evaporated off the gas.

    Seemed to do no harm, the few times it was used.

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    Apparently the practice (mixing gasoline in sump oil) was used by many air force organisations to conserve gasoline.Not having to warm up engines ment they coud get into the air quicker.The added gasoline boiled away.When ww2 was in progress there were many things we had to do to keep things running which would not be considered today.You had to be very innovative or go without.Running in a new diesel engine the manufactures recomendations should be adhered to.
     
  14. Wellydeckhand

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    In Indonesia they mix diesel with kerosene and a good amount of water....... terrible thing they did.............................:(:(:(
     

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    A buddy of mine switched his home furnace over to natural gas and decided to burn up the rest of his home heating oil in his Diesel Volkswagon Rabbit. It worked great until he got to the last little bit of fuel in the tank and sent rusty water through his car's fuel system. he he he...
     
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