Originally Posted by codprawn
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