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Kerosene

This is probably not the correct location to ask this. If anyone knows where to do so I am glad to move this thread there.

I have a son in England who recently bought a 2000 or 2001 Ford Transit w/ a small, 2. something diesel engine.

He asked me about running straight kerosene as fuel.

What do you folks think?
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In a word, NO! Pure kerosene has almost no lubricity and will destroy his engine. He could do some mixing, but that's taking a big chance........
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they run #1 fuel most all year in Montana with out lubricity related problems, all #1 kerosene meant for motor fuel has the same lubricity modifier as #2 diesel, just gells at a much lower themp. all newer diesels have pumps and injectors designed for ULSD. the only problem would be if the fuel was kerosene for jet fuel, witch is not really kerosene, jet A and JetA1(winter fuel) are not to be confused, with kerosene Jet A is low in btu as compared to #2, however it lights easier at altitude, if it is motor fuel it is fine, less power, starts easier in the cold.
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