Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

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Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

Post by akennyd » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:27 pm

Can kerosene (or paraffin for those across the pond) be burned in an 880?

My wife put kerosene in my diesel container by mistake...

Thanks,

Kenny

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RE: Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

Post by db2d » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:59 pm

The simple answer is ' NO '

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RE: Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

Post by akennyd » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:17 pm

OK, thanks!!

Kenny

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RE: Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

Post by SteveCollett » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:31 pm

small amounts are fine, we used to add 10% to stop the diesel freezing and never had issues

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RE: Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

Post by bedwards1966 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:10 pm

Diluted down I wouldn't be concerned.

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RE: Kerosene aka Paraffin in 880

Post by richbug » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:40 pm

Winter diesel AKA #1 fuel is kerosene, or a blend of diesel/kerosene depending on where you are.

I keep a 5 gallon can of Kerosene in my heated shop as a rescue item if I gel one up on an exceptionally cold day.
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Post by yorkshirerose » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:51 pm

I remember a particularly cold winter in the late 70s, when testing a tractor at Scarrbottom Mills, the diesel kept waxing up in the filters. Shell sent us some Avtur which was aviation fuel - more or less Kerosene. This worked a treat, but I don't know if there were any long term effects on the injection pump. Is Kerosene as good a lubricant as Diesel?
I understand that the first jet engines in the 40s actually ran on Diesel.

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Post by db2d » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:53 pm

Lubricity is definitely lower and DPA fuel injection pumps depend entirely on diesel fuel for lubrication. The combustion temperature is higher and everything in the combustion area will wear faster.

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Post by bedwards1966 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:36 pm

Kerosene is/was used by fuel system designers when testing new fuel system components as it contains little or no lubrication properties and therefor causes parts to wear much faster which is great as a way of quickly testing the durability of new parts when designing them.
So I would not use it for fuel...

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Post by SteveCollett » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:42 am

Kerosene has little or no lubricity and will quickly ruin an injection pump if used in any large percentage.
This is a common issue with taxi's where operators have used household Kero to cut costs

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