Originally Posted by mdt
So I take it there is not any side effects of running your motor on heating oil..? I was lead to believe that there was less “lubricant” in a heating oil. Hence why I have not got the Audi tank filled with the stuff…
He meant red diesel
Talking of heating oil though it is kerosene which is the same(near enouh) as Jet fuel.
Some armies now have a one fuel policy to cut down on logistics probs - in other words they use jet fuel in tanks and 4x4s etc as well.
In really cold countries they sell winter diesel which is just kerosene!!!
Yes it does lack a little in lubricity compared to diesel but only becomes a problem at high temps like in the gulf. A way to overcome this prob is to add a small amount of atf or cooking oil to the fuel - say 1L per 20L of fuel.
Basically - despite what some people WANT you to believe - there is no prob in using it but it is just as bad as using red diesel - get caught and you are in very deep doo doo!!!