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Kerosene in my 53 Series Detroit

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But what now with these electronic engines?

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My tank was 30 gallons , so added it with no concern .
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glenn akers (1/25/2021)
I had some friends that hauled jet fuel back in the early 90s and they all burnt jet fuel and one of them said he did not notice much power difference.This was in a cat and cummins.Our instructor in detroit school said a detroit would burn butter milk.

The company I worked for in '66 sent me to a two week crash course at Bell Detroit Allinson in New Haven. The instructor told us the unit injectors could spray anything that would burn.



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We ran JP-4, and JP-5 jet fuel in all the ground support, and ancillary power generation units when I was in the navy. Never had any problems.

Local fuel dealer here blends 70/30, and 50/50 diesel/kerosene, (#2/#1) in the colder months upon customer desires. Never any fuel problems as a result. 


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I had some friends that hauled jet fuel back in the early 90s and they all burnt jet fuel and one of them said he did not notice much power difference.This was in a cat and cummins.Our instructor in detroit school said a detroit would burn butter milk.

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Dan,

Did you use it straight or mix it?  If mixed, at what ratio?

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Bill------Kerosene and jet fuel is a good elixer for your engine .    I acquired some jet fuel in the late '70s when our company repowered an airport refueler . My pickup ran just as well .
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When I was a kid (loooong time ago) we had a farmall M that as set up for kerosene. As Aaron said it had to be started on gas. 



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We used to mix up to 30% (depending on how cold it was) kero in the diesel in the winter to keep the diesel from gelling.

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I do know most everything "diesel" at the airport is run on jet fuel, which is highly refined kero.


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