Running a diesel on Kerosene
Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:41 PM
Just want to hear your thoughts really.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:44 PM
Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:21 PM
I have smaller diesels (Kubotas) and I run them on red diesel only. I doubt they would be as tolerant of non-standard fuels.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:44 PM
Posted 18 June 2010 - 11:45 PM
sorry cant give u more of a decent answer
Posted 19 June 2010 - 12:25 AM
EDIT:... Is Kerosene heater fuel? My dad's just started confusing me even more than usual!
kerosene is also known a JETA1 & Aviation turbine fuel [aka AVTUR F34] I wouldn't use it in a road vehicle, no lubrication addituves as mentioned above
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:14 PM
Newer diesels do not tolerate kero well...........
http://forums.lr4x4....showtopic=47251 - the build.........
Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:09 PM
Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:55 PM
Its heater fuel because it burns at a higher temperature!
Put normal white diesel in a space heater then try it with 28second oil you will see which kicks out more heat!
Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:05 PM
we used to put a small percentage of paraffin in the diesel in the winter as it eased waxing at low temperatures, as stated above it burns at a much higher temp and would cause the exhaust manifolds to glow white, god knows what it does to the exhaust valves
Posted 19 June 2010 - 08:34 PM
Dont stand up and be counted or someone will pinch your seat!
Posted 19 June 2010 - 11:38 PM
If I remember correctly, one of the mags had an article about the USAF Disco IIs.... they were running them on Kerosene!
I was told once that "certain US military organisations" operating Land Rovers in the Gulf region used kero (or rather avtur) in their various Land Rovers during the Gulf War but did so on the basis that it was cheaper to fix the engines afterwards than it was to supply a different sort of fuel to the middle of nowhere probably by helicopter!
At the end of the day it is a bit like using cold start to get your engine going in the mornings, yes it works, no it isn't a very good idea to do it regularly
Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:51 AM
If you are looking for a less expensive way to run an off road vehicle I suggest you use Red Diesel as this is the same as white with a colour added to it and less road duty, but DO NOT use it on the public highway, unless you wand a large fine of a visit to one of her majesty`s hotels!!!
Posted 20 June 2010 - 05:51 PM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:06 PM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 09:00 PM
Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:04 AM
I wonder what the EGTs would be like running on kero? There isn't much leeway when on diesel between normal running temps (600C ish) and melt-a-hole-in-a-piston temps (often quoted as about 750C).
Slightly OT but an interesting aside while we are talking about using the wrong fuel ... motorbikes apparently go like stink on 100LL Avgas, anybody ever tried it in a V8? I think you usually burn a hole through the piston fairly quickly but it's apparently good while it lasts!
Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:01 PM
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