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    Default Kerosene in tractor

    Ok or bad to use it as engine fuel in an emergency?

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    It would probably run if it is hot enough. Them old duel fuel tractors ran on it.
    I am sure others will have different thoughts and will probably end in a heated discussion.

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    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

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    Default Re: Kerosene in tractor

    I wouldn't hesitate to use it in my John Deere R!

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    Kerosene is thinner and will do less work per gallon than diesel. Kerosene is also more expensive than diesel. I would use kerosene in my tractor in a pinch.
    I used to do the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.

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    Kerosene and #1 diesel are generally equivalent. In refining, kerosene/#1 diesel is the portion that boils off right after gasoline. It has less lubricity and a lower heat content than #2 diesel. The 1928 Case model CC I have in front of my place has a 2 fuel tank system. It starts and warms up on gasoline, but then is switched over to lower cost kerosene which runs through a heat exchanger to warm the fuel before going into the carburetor. I'd try to limit use of kerosene to prolong fuel pump and injector life .
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    Sure in an emergency, I would.

    Before settling on stanadyne we used kero to condition our winter diesel.
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    I would add some 2 cycle outboard oil to the fuel for added lubricity so tyhe injection pump isn't damaged.
    Perhaps at a 50~100/1 ratio for peace of mind.

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    At the local airport they run all the diesel powered equipment, including a large bucket loader, on jet fuel.
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    yeah.. I'd run it if I had to.. and add a lube to it.. it's more $$ than diesel #2 here.. so I doubt I'd be running it.. but you never know.. If I got some gave to me.. I';d burn it for sure..

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