Aviation Jet Fuel in motor vehicle diesels?

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 14:20
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I have noticed that there are an increasing number of aviation diesel engines for use in light aircraft. These run on aviation jet fuel which seems rather different to automotive diesel. Can this fuel be used in a motor vehicle diesel engine?

Phil
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 15:05

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 15:05
Gday
In a word, yes.
Cousin went round oz in a diesel cruiser running on discarded helicopter fuel with a small amount of oil added to each drum to lubricate the pump. Problem was he forgot to oil one drum and the pump wore out.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Joe - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 17:15

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 17:15
Have worked in the kimberley for many years and the go was 5 liters of engine oil to a 200 liter drum of of Avtur(jet fuel) which is a very clean kero. Used to be plenty laying around after all the mineral exploration done by turbine helicopter's.It's at your risk though.

Joe
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Reply By: howesy - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 17:43

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 17:43
A diesel will run on many things!
For a while anyway!
How much money can you afford to burn in putting some of these fuels to the test. Last Time I rebuilt a diesel it cost around $2000 in machining and parts just to do it myself. Go for it Mc Guyver.
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Reply By: guy (sydney) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 08:21

Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 08:21
Doesnt avaition fuel burn at a higher temp? I was under the impression that it couldnt be dont for any extendend periods of time?
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Follow Up By: Joe - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 17:38

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 17:38
You may be thinking of avgas which is more like petrol.You are right about temps.

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Joe
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Reply By: nugget - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 01:05

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 01:05
Phil
I did this a number of years ago when I was able to get it free, for a period of 12 months. Just added some 2 stroke oil as it is a very dry fuel. The engine ran quieter, but suprisingly was down on power given that Jet A1 has more B.T.U.'s than diesel.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:53

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:53
JET A1(avtur) is basically high grade kero with various additives to stabilise at altitude and temperature differences, it is not a heavy oil fuel like auto diesel, so needs some oil added for your ideas, Keep in mind most avtur you will find around for nix is probably tank drains etc, containing heaps of water and biocides etc.

I would only use it in a paddock dunger, if that..Moo... everyone knows what a Jackaroo looks like :-)
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