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Old 19 June 2006, 13:58   #1
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Old 19 June 2006, 14:16   #2
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Old 19 June 2006, 19:29   #5
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Talking of which...

This may sound really crazy BUT - it should be possible to run your outboard on red diesel or kerosene. Not neat of course!!!

In some countries petrol station have been caught mixing diesel or kerosene with the petrol - as high as 60%. Often people don't notice!!!
Kerosene would prob be better as it is thinner. I don't think it would be illegal as you can use red diesel in a boat anyway.

During the war petrol engined tractors would run on petrol first - switch to parrafin all day - then back to petrol before shutting down. Also EP Barrus and Evinrude have developed outboards to run on neat aviation fuel /kerosene.

I was thinking maybe a 60% petrol/40% kerosene mix wouldn't be too bad??? Any ideas - would save a fortune!!!
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Let me know how your engine runs on it.
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Old 20 June 2006, 17:35   #8
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Talking of which...

This may sound really crazy BUT - it should be possible to run your outboard on red diesel or kerosene. Not neat of course!!!

In some countries petrol station have been caught mixing diesel or kerosene with the petrol - as high as 60%. Often people don't notice!!!
Kerosene would prob be better as it is thinner. I don't think it would be illegal as you can use red diesel in a boat anyway.

During the war petrol engined tractors would run on petrol first - switch to parrafin all day - then back to petrol before shutting down. Also EP Barrus and Evinrude have developed outboards to run on neat aviation fuel /kerosene.

I was thinking maybe a 60% petrol/40% kerosene mix wouldn't be too bad??? Any ideas - would save a fortune!!!
I must remember never to buy an out board from you .
Those old tractors used to have a special manifold that heated the Parafin (TBO) so it would burn ok . They also used to burn valves and need a de coke rugular . A modern engine will die very quick if you try to run it on crap fuel

hasn't anyone done an LPG conversion yet for an outboard . its got to happen especilly with the demise of 2 strokes
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Is that the "demise" where a 'rude 200 etec is more fuel efficient than a verado?

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it's got tohappen especilly with the demise of 2 strokes
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Old 20 June 2006, 18:23   #10
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Is that the "demise" where a 'rude 200 etec is more fuel efficient than a verado?
I dunno whats best , just that 2 strokes are being slowly outlawed and with 4 stroke becoming the norm Iam surprised that I haven't heard of any gas conversions . Having said that its not easy to get new vehicles as a gas burner .
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