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Can you run kerosene with diesel ?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by shade111, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. shade111

    shade111 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 13

    Just testing the waters about this idea.
  2. fans

    fans Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Kero / Diesel

    Sure you can mix and run the two. Will void your warranty and probably scorch your injectors but you can do it. Kerosene doesn't have the lubrication properties for today's closer tolerance injectors. Now, I'm sure someone is going to flame me that "back in the day we ran 50/50 kero diesel". It will work, but you'll damage the motor - but only the real expensive pieces.
  3. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha Senior Member
    Messages: 240

    Kerosene is basically just #1 diesel. Around here all the fuel stations put a "winter blend" in the tanks, the blend is basically about 3-1 (#2-#1 diesel). You can run just kerosene but I wouldn't suggest it. I had to do is once when I ran my 03 out of fuel and had some kero in the bed, it ran but didn't like it, and the injectors liked it even less. Have since replaced mine with "mini-me's", and have the old ones around just in case, but I hope to never have to use them.
  4. Dig-it Landscap

    Dig-it Landscap Member
    Messages: 66

    my friend that is currently in diesel tech school just went over fuels for 6 weeks. he says that kerosene can be run through any diesel motor because all it is is a more refined diesel with a lower pour point temperature
  5. Blizzard Plower

    Blizzard Plower Junior Member
    from Il
    Messages: 27

    Kerosene is a sulphur fuel

    Diesel fuel is Kerosene and oil
  6. sgthawkusmc

    sgthawkusmc Member
    Messages: 76

    Why would you want to? Kero is about $2.50 / gallon around here right now anyway.
  7. shade111

    shade111 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 13

    In ct. kerosene is 1.90 and diesel is 2.37.

    In ct. kerosene is 1.90 and diesel 2.37. It is crazy !
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2005
  8. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Karo, Jet A, diesel #1 are about the same. if you do have to run any of them add a Qt. of ATF for lub. Here in Alaska it is comman to mix @ 50/50 for a winter blend to keep from jelling.

    I run Jet A quite offten in my off road stuff because it sets out in the cold and in 20 plus years I have never had to replace any fuel related parts. Just make sure it is clean and add a bit of ATF.
  9. charlieg

    charlieg Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    no not crazy

    kero 1.90 no road taxes its a off road fuel, diesel 2.37 on road, taxes added to the price.