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Old 10-16-2005, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Burning Kerosene

I know some folks here and around home have run there PSD on Kero for variouse reasons from it was cheaper or they had to in a pinch... but i have always been to much of a chicken to put it in my truck because of the lack of lube for the injectors.

So those that have done it, how did you, how much have you burnt, and what changes did it make as far as MPG, EGT's, Power and what not? Are you just running it straight, adding some type of lube, or mixing it with No. 2?

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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] I dont know about you but I am running #2 in my garage torpedo heater because it was cheaper than KERO... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] Also since it DOES have less lubricity,, I would not run it in my 40,000 dollar truck to save a few pennies if I COULD get Kero cheaper....
Have not heard of ANYONE On here running it.... that I recall... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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Kerosene is almost identical to diesel #1 and to some of the jet engine fuels (Jet A?). Your PSD will run on it, but it will get a lot less fuel mileage, because kero has less energy (BTUs) per volume than diesel #2.

It's illegal to burn any fuel that has not had the road tax paid on it. Including kerosene.

But if you must use it in an emergency, then you need to add a lubricity supplement to the fuel tank because kero is a lot "dryer" than #2. Stanadyne makes one. http://www.dieselpage.com/add3.htm
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Re: Burning Kerosene

thanks smokeywren

would you use recommended amount or would you use more with kero/jetA... i already add power service (grey bottle) to each fill up

would a normal amount of lube be ok to run with D1.. i assume it would also be true for kero/jetA
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would you use recommended amount or would you use more with kero/jetA...

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I don't have any experience with it.

I try very hard to stay away from areas that blend #1 diesel into their winterized fuel, and around here kerosene costs a lot more per gallon than diesel. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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Re: Burning Kerosene

thanks again

i'm really just curious about the kero/jetA questions, not really planning on running the stuff, just curious as to what all i COULD stick in the truck if I got in a tight spot and needed to get from point a to point b
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Lets not overlook the fact that the military (USN I know) use jet fuel in ALL their diesel powered flt line equipment.

Has got to be quite a variety of engines in these multi brand equipments.

Even diesel powered equipment below decks (on an acft carrier) run on it.
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Lets not overlook the fact that the military (USN I know) use jet fuel in ALL their diesel powered flt line equipment.

Has got to be quite a variety of engines in these multi brand equipments.

Even diesel powered equipment below decks (on an acft carrier) run on it.

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i have wondered that as well, i was hoping someone had experience... the military uses the same fuel in just about everthing.... Jet Fuel.... and they have some powerstrokes (and a zillion other types of diesels) as well, so i'm sure they run it in them to
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Kerosene is almost identical to diesel #1...

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I wouldn't hesitate to run it in my rigs. Up here in some of the northern states, diesel #1 is available at the pumps just like #2 for when the temps drop to around or below zero to help keep things from gelling up. In Montana there are fueling stations that have #2, #1, and a 50/50 mix all available at the pumps so when you pulled in, there was three prices for unleaded gasoline and three prices for diesel!

Of course they already have the road tax on them so that is not an issue. The blends and diesel #1 is ALWAYS more expensive than #2.
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Re: Burning Kerosene

Yes, but the Navy, and only the Navy, uses a jet fuel referred to as JP-5. This is a special blend Kerosene and has been used extensively in all diesel engine boats, tow tractors etc for many years now. Burns ok, but does not quite have the lubricity of Diesel fuel, however it does have more than regular Kerosene. I haven't heard of many injector issues, but there was concern at one time that injectors may experience excessive wear [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] JP-5 is different than Jet A and JP-8 which are part gasoline base. JP-5 ain't cheap and I don't think you'll find it on the open market.
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