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Old 18 February 2008, 23:06   #1
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Cavitation

It seems like it's not only boats have the problem!!!

http://www.aaib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resou...8%20G-YMMM.pdf

The latest update on the Heathrow crash hasn't really turned up much info. There was no fuel contamination and there was still 10,000kg on board when they landed.

Some debris was found in some of the tanks but it isn't know yet wether they caused trouble. The high pressure fuel pumps showed quite a bit of damage from cavitation - possibly allowing the fuel to become aerated. Just like a diesel engine jets don't like air bubbles!!!
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Surprisingly, AVTUR (jet fuel) is less refined than diesel.
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There's a reason that pilots familiarly call it kerosene.

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Do they? The BA Capt that I was at a dinner party with last eve didn't.
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It's all the same stuff!!!

Land Rover's love it.........
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It's all the same stuff!!!

Land Rover's love it.........
Not the ones I have seen "running" on kerosene! Land Rover certainly don't approve it either, its an instant warranty killer.
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Not the ones I have seen "running" on kerosene! Land Rover certainly don't approve it either, its an instant warranty killer.
Ahh but you have to mix in a little oil or cooking oil as well.

I honestly haven't done it myself as I don't want to get caught but I do know of a bloke who has used kero/oil for the last 20 years no problems at all. He has used it in 2.5 diesels - 200tdis - 300 tdis and TD5s.

I have been using SVO in my Disco for the last 6 months or so as it's now legal. I use about 20% in the winter and about 50% in summer but plenty of people use the stuff neat!!!
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And talking of strange fuels

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7259004.stm

A Virgin 747 flew using fuel comprising a 20% biofuel mix of coconut and babassu oil and 80% of the normal Jet A aviation fuel. They only tried it on 1 engine and no pax.

I am totally against all this biofuel nonsense though. It' great if you use waste oil but to be chopping down rainforests and using stuff from the human food chain instead of oil is criminal.........
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