Originally Posted by Bigmuz7
The V5 for one of my trucks used to say 'heavy oil' as the fuel category ..I just assumed that meant diesel ... whats the difference ?
Ship fuel is nearly like crude oil tar like and has to be heated up first to thin it out then it usually goes through massive centrifugal filters before its clean and thin enough to go into the engine,
It will pump out but it's a slow process maybe quicker over there as its a warmer country ,
Forget now but think normal truck/car and domestic heating diesels oils about 2000 spec grade where as ship stuffs about 300 no doubt someone will tell us .