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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Question #2 Fuelology?

It seems that #2 home heating oil is very similar to diesel, maybe a tad more sulphur but who's breathing any way. Is it doable to run heating oil possibly with a few lubricating additives in a modern truck? Just thinking.

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yes you can. Seems like they said they put the additives in and the mileage dropped some. I'll try and find the post from 'another site' and post it for ya!!!!!!



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its the same stuff but red just dont let DOT find out your doin it or your looking at a serious fine by the way welcome to the site
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Thanks Mr. Bogo. The last time I bought home heating fuel (15 yr) it had no red dye. Maybe they add in now to discourage vehicle use. I was contemplating a BD setup and wanted something less expensive to cut it with than the usual store bought fuel. If I am going to set up storage tanks and such, the heating fuel man may be my best friend. Not looking forward to the prices when they fully implement the ultra low sulphur stuff.

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#2 fuel

Home heating oil and diesel fuel are, for all intents and purposes, the same item. However, red dye has been added to the home heating oil to show that road taxes have not been paid on it. It can be used in off-road vehicles (farm trucks, etc.) but it is illegal to run it on the road. If you are caught (either by the local constabulary "dipping" your tank or by them pulling an injector) you are subject to a substantial fine.

However, a friend of mine has a locking in-bed auxiliary tank that he fills with heating oil and keeps his original tank 1/2 full of taxed fuel. Of course, you know which tank he runs on.... :

I keep toying with the idea of building a biodiesel plant in my garage, but I'm not sure I have the PLUMBING skills to carry it off...:shrug:
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home heating fuel has way more sulpur up to 5000ppm, where the LSD had 500ppm and ULSD 15ppm. The cetane rating on home heating oil is a bit lower (40 instead of 45) and there are not very much lubricating additives for the pump and injectors. It'll run a lil rougher at cold starts and doesn't have as much power on the upper end and smokes and stinks a lil more. You can smell the difference. The cat doesn't lilke that if you do that a lot and surely not a DPF. :smoke
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You won't find 40 cetane road fuel, let alone 45 cetane fuel.

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You won't find 40 cetane road fuel, let alone 45 cetane fuel.
How much you want? :
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Wheres your secret stash of 45 cetane ? :

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