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What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?

 
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yes, there is no difference between them except the gov. requires kerosene to have a red dye additive which will turn your exhaust reddish in color. a flag for the troops, it is illegal to use it in place of diesel and you will be fined to hell
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In the states, running red on-road is a big no-no. Fines, vehicle confiscation, constant monitoring, not worth it.
"So we finish 18 and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
-(Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980)

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"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." -Mariah Carey.

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yes, there is no difference between them except the gov. requires kerosene to have a red dye additive which will turn your exhaust reddish in color. a flag for the troops, it is illegal to use it in place of diesel and you will be fined to hell


nonesense

there is a big difference

and red dyed diesel (called derv in the uk) is not kerosene
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1192886


ah, but kerosene does contain red dye here in the U.S as a flag for those that are using it a deisel.

I managed a national truck stop chain here in the U.S. The reason they started putting dye into kerosene was due to truckers using it as a cheap replacement.

Run kerosene, doesnt matter to me, but you will flag yourself and pay extremely hefty fines. The gov. wont let you down easy for the tax you dont pay.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
Easy bio diesel from an Aussie.

[link to www.tasmanenergy.com.au]
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I'VE FOUND A GOOD ARTICLE FOR YOU TO READ.

[link to flashoffroad.com]
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yes, there is no difference between them except the gov. requires kerosene to have a red dye additive which will turn your exhaust reddish in color. a flag for the troops, it is illegal to use it in place of diesel and you will be fined to hell


nonesense

there is a big difference

and red dyed diesel (called derv in the uk) is not kerosene
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1192886



yes it is. DERV = diesel engined road vehicle. Kerosene is heavier than diesel and has a lower flash point and you won't get as much inginition from compression as you would with diesel.

Diesel is simply a different fractional distillation product of crude oil....the resulting mixture of carbon chains in the hydrocarbons that comprise diesel fuel typically contain between 8 and 21 carbon atoms per molecule.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Kerosene is distilled from crude oil at much lower temperatures, resulting in a mixture of carbon chains that typically contain between 6 and 16 carbon atoms per molecule.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
"So we finish 18 and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
-(Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980)

"It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country." -Will Durant

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." -Mariah Carey.

"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." -Annie Hall
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
IMO I WOULD RATHER WEARING INJECTORS THAN DETONATION, SO I WOULD USE KEROSENE NEAT. MAYBE DETONATION WONT BE SO BAD DEPENDING ON WHAT OIL YOU ADD, BUT THE OIL IS DESIGNED TO SLIGHTLY THICKEN THE KEROSENE.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
yes, there is no difference between them except the gov. requires kerosene to have a red dye additive which will turn your exhaust reddish in color. a flag for the troops, it is illegal to use it in place of diesel and you will be fined to hell


nonesense

there is a big difference

and red dyed diesel (called derv in the uk) is not kerosene



yes it is. DERV = diesel engined road vehicle. Kerosene is heavier than diesel and has a lower flash point and you won't get as much inginition from compression as you would with diesel.

Diesel is simply a different fractional distillation product of crude oil....the resulting mixture of carbon chains in the hydrocarbons that comprise diesel fuel typically contain between 8 and 21 carbon atoms per molecule.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Kerosene is distilled from crude oil at much lower temperatures, resulting in a mixture of carbon chains that typically contain between 6 and 16 carbon atoms per molecule.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: ~Morrígan~


APPARENTLY NOT

About Diesel Fuel
By Bill King 12/8/2000
With all of the recent talk about using Kerosene (number 1 diesel) as a motor fuel and the differences between grades of Diesel Fuel, I thought I would pass along to the group my short course on refined petroleum.

In the hierarchy of refined petroleum products from highest to lowest (from a gaseous state, then liquid, to solid) are: natural gas; "wet" natural gas; high-octane aviation gasoline; automotive gasoline; finished kerosene; home heating oil; diesel fuel; industrial fuel oil; finished lubricating oils; waxes and paraffin's; gas oil; coke and finally asphalt. Also moving from highest to lowest, the viscosity, or stiffness, of the refined product increases. For example, at room temperature, automotive gasoline flows much more freely than finished lubricating oils.

Diesel fuel lies in the middle of the refined petroleum hierarchy and is considered one of the middle distillates -- slightly heavier than kerosene and slightly lighter than industrial (bunker) fuel oil. Like automotive gasoline, diesel fuel is refined into several sub-categories or grades. From highest to lowest viscosity are Number 1 Diesel Fuel (1-D), Number 2 Diesel
Fuel (2-D) and Number 4 Fuel Diesel (4-D). There used to be a Number 3 Diesel Fuel (3-D), but it is no longer refined.

Number 4 Fuel Diesel Fuel is slightly lighter than industrial fuel oil and is used in low and medium speed engines that operate at a constant or near-constant speed, such as stationary power plants or railroad locomotives. Even though Number 4 Fuel Diesel Fuel has an ignition quality similar to Numbers 1 and 2 Diesel Fuel, it is too thick to work well in a truck engine where the load on the engine is constantly changing and requires varying amounts of fuel to be injected into the cylinders.

Just above Diesel fuel in the middle distillate category is Kerosene. Like Number 4 Fuel Diesel Fuel, Kerosene has an ignition quality similar to Numbers 1 and 2 Diesel Fuel. But unlike Number 4 Fuel Diesel Fuel, which is too thick, Kerosene is too thin to work well as an engine fuel. The thickness of the diesel fuel itself acts as a lubricant to prevent wear of the engine's fuel injectors. This lubricating quality of diesel fuel is why some Old-timers still refer to it as "Diesel Oil." Adding a common lubricant to Kerosene usually decreases its ignition quality.

Numbers 1 and 2 Diesel Fuel are the primary fuel for mobile diesel engine applications. Number 1 Diesel Fuel is commonly labeled at the pump as "Premium Diesel" or with a Cetane number of 44 or 45. It is not as thick as Number 2 Diesel Fuel and for this reason is the choice for motorists during the cold winter months. The disadvantage of Number 1 Diesel Fuel is that it does not have the lubricating qualities associated with Number 2 Diesel Fuel. While Number 2 Diesel Fuel has a higher lubricating quality than Number 1 Diesel, its thickness can cause rough starting in a cold engine and rough-running in cold weather. Number 2 Diesel Fuel is usually labeled at the pump with a Cetane number of 40.

Home Heating Oil is closest to Number 2 Diesel Fuel in ignition quality and lubricating ability. But before anybody rushes to put this non-road taxed fuel in their truck, consider this: refiners don't intend Home Heating Oil to be used in an internal combustion engine and the furnace fuel that is sitting in your basement tank may or may not have the smoke suppressants, ignition accelerators and biocides to kill fungi and bacteria that we generally assume to be present in the Diesel Fuel at the pump
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OP

I'VE FOUND A GOOD ARTICLE FOR YOU TO READ.

[link to flashoffroad.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1192886


Thanks mate. Ummm, reading this from the link...

"Kerosene is added to diesel fuel by some suppliers, though in small quantitites. Kerosene has virtually no lubrication qualities--adding more (and an essientially unknown amount, since you don't know if or how much has already been added by the supplier!) is a sure way to cut the life of your injector pump."

... it's kind of a worry.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
Last time I was in the US kerosene was hard to find and cost twice as much as diesel. Not the same in OZ?

Why not just store diesel?

If you want a mix for kerosene, I'd suggest 2-cycle oil rather than regular motor oil.


Yeah okay, I will look into using 2-cycle oil.
 Quoting: Ossie bloke

Mix with used french fri oil from Mcdonalds or where ever, The kerosene ignites quicker then diesel so mix with strained cooking oil 75 to 25% korosene and you should be in the ball park.
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Mix with used french fri oil from Mcdonalds or where ever, The kerosene ignites quicker then diesel so mix with strained cooking oil 75 to 25% korosene and you should be in the ball park.
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The mix needs to be substantially kerosene otherwise it defeats the purpose.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
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K-1 Kerosene, #1 diesel, and jet fuel (JP4) are closely related to each other. #1 and JP4 have higher allowable sulfur than K-1 (kerosene is also called coal oil by old timers). Since #1 is a shorter hydrocarbon blend it has better solvent properties than #2. (We used to clean out our armored vehicle engine compartments with diesel fuel in the Army, also gasoline used to be sold as petroleum naphtha as a cleaning solvent before it became a motor fuel.) It also has a lower gel point, which means that it takes a colder temperature to turn it to a molasses like thickness. Because these fuels are blends they don't
freeze like water, they act more like Jell-O slowly getting thicker until they set. This is why in cold climates it is suggested that #2 be blended with kerosene to keep it from gelling to soon. (Mercedes suggests using up to 30% gasoline in very cold climates).

In the US fuel oils are blended according to climate and location and there are also additives that control gel point, contamination (like water), change the flash point, to identify different uses (dyes) etc.

There is no real benefit to using kerosene /#1 over #2 unless you need to because of cold temperatures or you just want to clean out your system. If you switch to #1 please change your fuel filter to avoid clogging from any gunk removed. As it has been pointed out #2 has the higher heat (BTU) content.

All of this is good to know as in a pinch you can use diesel (or kerosene) in your furnace as a correspondent in Florida recently did during a cold spell when he couldn't get a delivery of fuel oil right away. (Conversely you can use fuel oil in your diesel car but the Feds don't like that as it is not taxed as
motor fuel, Several times I have put motor oil in diesel engines when I have run out of fuel.) Personally I would use whatever is cheapest for that area, temperature range and manufacturers recommendation. This means #2 for the most part.
"So we finish 18 and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
-(Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980)

"It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country." -Will Durant

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." -Mariah Carey.

"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." -Annie Hall
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
Mix with used french fri oil from Mcdonalds or where ever, The kerosene ignites quicker then diesel so mix with strained cooking oil 75 to 25% korosene and you should be in the ball park.


The mix needs to be substantially kerosene otherwise it defeats the purpose.
 Quoting: Ossie bloke


Then 50/50 bio diesel/kero plus 2% 2 stroke oil. If you want to store this for long periods you will need a diesel fuel life extender.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
Cooking oil.
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OP

I'VE FOUND A GOOD ARTICLE FOR YOU TO READ.

[link to flashoffroad.com]


Thanks mate. Ummm, reading this from the link...

"Kerosene is added to diesel fuel by some suppliers, though in small quantitites. Kerosene has virtually no lubrication qualities--adding more (and an essientially unknown amount, since you don't know if or how much has already been added by the supplier!) is a sure way to cut the life of your injector pump."

... it's kind of a worry.
 Quoting: Ossie bloke


Numbers 1 and 2 Diesel Fuel are the primary fuel for mobile diesel engine applications. Number 1 Diesel Fuel is commonly labeled at the pump as "Premium Diesel" or with a Cetane number of 44 or 45. It is not as thick as Number 2 Diesel Fuel and for this reason is the choice for motorists during the cold winter months. The disadvantage of Number 1 Diesel Fuel is that it does not have the lubricating qualities associated with Number 2 Diesel Fuel. While Number 2 Diesel Fuel has a higher lubricating quality than Number 1 Diesel, its thickness can cause rough starting in a cold engine and rough-running in cold weather. Number 2 Diesel Fuel is usually labeled at the pump with a Cetane number of 40.

Home Heating Oil is closest to Number 2 Diesel Fuel in ignition quality and lubricating ability. But before anybody rushes to put this non-road taxed fuel in their truck, consider this: refiners don't intend Home Heating Oil to be used in an internal combustion engine and the furnace fuel that is sitting in your basement tank may or may not have the smoke suppressants, ignition accelerators and biocides to kill fungi and bacteria that we generally assume to be present in the Diesel Fuel at the pump

THIS PART SHOWS THAT THE KEROSENE IS CLOSE TO OR IDENTICAL TO WHAT WE USE IN WINTER ANYWAY.
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OP

I'VE FOUND A GOOD ARTICLE FOR YOU TO READ.

[link to flashoffroad.com]


Thanks mate. Ummm, reading this from the link...

"Kerosene is added to diesel fuel by some suppliers, though in small quantitites. Kerosene has virtually no lubrication qualities--adding more (and an essientially unknown amount, since you don't know if or how much has already been added by the supplier!) is a sure way to cut the life of your injector pump."

... it's kind of a worry.
 Quoting: Ossie bloke


AGAIN ITS ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO BREAK FIRST, A PISTON DUE TO POOR CETANE RATING OF KEROSENE MIXED WITH ENGINE OILS, PLUS THE EXPENSE OF SOURCING THIS IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

AGAINST THE DAMAGE OF AN EASILY SERVICABLE FUEL PUMP/INJECTORS


ITS ALL ABOUT WHATS EASIER TO FIX

IF TSHF ID JUST BE PUTTING STRAIGHT KEROSENE IN, I MANAGED TO GET 5 YEARS WORTH OF DRIVING OUT OF A KNACKERED DIESEL ENGINED CAR AND IT NEVER SHOWED A SIGN OF INJECTOR /PUMP PROBLEMS.

KEROSENE IS ONLY LESS OF A LUBRICANT THAN DIESEL BECAUSE ITS THINNER, NOT BECAUSE OF ANY OTHER REASON.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
new diesels are all finicky as hell. the older ones not so much. i have a couple diesel motors that will practically run on sawdust. this type was used in sawmills and sometimes sawdust was the only thing being fed into them and they still ran.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
Mix with used french fri oil from Mcdonalds or where ever, The kerosene ignites quicker then diesel so mix with strained cooking oil 75 to 25% korosene and you should be in the ball park.


The mix needs to be substantially kerosene otherwise it defeats the purpose.
 Quoting: Ossie bloke



My exboyfriend is a farmer. You wouldn't believe the concoctions I've seen him put in his tractors and trucks, and they run fine.

Good luck with your research, I'm off to work.

mario
"So we finish 18 and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
-(Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980)

"It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country." -Will Durant

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." -Mariah Carey.

"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." -Annie Hall
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yes, there is no difference between them except the gov. requires kerosene to have a red dye additive which will turn your exhaust reddish in color. a flag for the troops, it is illegal to use it in place of diesel and you will be fined to hell


nonesense

there is a big difference

and red dyed diesel (called derv in the uk) is not kerosene
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1192886


diesel kero are basically the same kero s just more refined and cleaner.

shuld work fine on its own

by the way I'm a hydrologist I study ground water that has different fuels leaked into it. So I have avery good idea of what is what. 5a
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yes, there is no difference between them except the gov. requires kerosene to have a red dye additive which will turn your exhaust reddish in color. a flag for the troops, it is illegal to use it in place of diesel and you will be fined to hell


nonesense

there is a big difference

and red dyed diesel (called derv in the uk) is not kerosene


diesel kero are basically the same kero s just more refined and cleaner.

shuld work fine on its own

by the way I'm a hydrologist I study ground water that has different fuels leaked into it. So I have avery good idea of what is what. 5a
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helloo???

yes they are basically the same, but its the effect of the actual differences between diesel and kerosene we are talking about here!!!
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Why bother? Who wants to live if things get that bad...
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Hey Ozzie, i'm guessing you are running Jet-A? in which case you will need some extra lube for the pump. The problem is lubricity. Jet fuel is a bit 'dry' and tends to prematurely wear out the injector pump.
About 100ml of 2-stroke oil for a tank full works well.
........What vehicle are you running it in?
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Hey Ozzie, i'm guessing you are running Jet-A? in which case you will need some extra lube for the pump. The problem is lubricity. Jet fuel is a bit 'dry' and tends to prematurely wear out the injector pump.
About 100ml of 2-stroke oil for a tank full works well.
........What vehicle are you running it in?
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The kerosene is from the bowser at a service station and the car is a 13 year old Toyota Land Cruiser Troop Carrier 70 Series 4.2D - [link to en.wikipedia.org]
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If you mix the kero and oil it will work but still wreck the engine clog it up with carbon and crap.
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A lot of these posters have no clue what they're talking about. Kerosene is almost identical to #1 diesel fuel. It's a fine fuel in its own right, but adding motor oil, even filtered used oil, will improve mileage and lubricity.

Kerosene will aid in cold starts, rather than hindering them. Not true in a spark ignition engine, but true in a diesel. Kero and oil will carbon up a spark ignition engine, but won't adversely affect a diesel.

Your biggest enemy is water in the fuel. Keep it clean and free of water.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
i ran a 2 litre french diesel car for over 5 years on kerosene without any additive or mixing with pump diesel. The lubrication talk is just an old wives tale. Kerosene is a lubricant and what exactly in a diesel fuel system do you need to lubricate, the fuel pump, injectors? Like i said i had no problems for over 5 years.
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Imagine how long it might have run had you used diesel in it.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
Basically, putting Kerosene in a diesel engine is equivalent to putting ethanol in gasoline. It lowers the BTU, thus burning colder and less efficient meaning worse fuel economy.

Fuel additives like Diesel Kleen with cetane booster will help significantly with lubricity, which the sulfur provided, will protect your fuel pump and injectors as well as keeping them clean.

Some of fuels that can be burned in a diesel engine:
Diesel #1
Diesel #2
Diesel #4
ULSD
Biodiesel
Kerosene
Home heating oil
Civil jet fuel (Jet A-1, Jet A, Jet B)
Military jet fuel(JP-4,JP-5,JP-8)
SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil)


Hope this helps!

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Old diesel engines can run biofuel/vegetable oil with no conversion. newer engines need another piece of equip. apparently a $50.00, easy to install, piece of equipment.
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I run veggie oil, with a little kerosene and gas and diesel klene additive, and it works great been doing it for years no problems, and you can buy clear kerosene anywhere with no red dye in it. it costs me about 1.10 a gal.
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Sorry, I drive a 2000 f350 7.3L, with no modifications at all.
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Re: What additive can I put into kerosene to run a diesel engine?
i ran a 2 litre french diesel car for over 5 years on kerosene without any additive or mixing with pump diesel. The lubrication talk is just an old wives tale. Kerosene is a lubricant and what exactly in a diesel fuel system do you need to lubricate, the fuel pump, injectors? Like i said i had no problems for over 5 years.
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Yes the pump needs lubrication

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