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Old 05-23-2010, 03:01 PM
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running kerosene??

I was talking with a guy this afternoon who also has a powerstroke. He said to clean the injectors internally he runs kerosene about 10 gallons once in a while. He waits til he's almost on empty then runs thru 10 gallons of kerosene.
Will this work or is it a real bad idea?
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:32 PM
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When k was cheaper my mechanic buddy ran straight k with a bottle of trans fluid each tank
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:57 PM
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Boy I'd like some guys to chime in on this topic please. Sounds interesting.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:17 AM
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i wonder if it will help clean the injectors or damage things from no lubrication??
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:43 AM
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Dont know about cleaning the injectors - but I have run K in the past when no money and low on fuel - got the stuff free off the jobsite.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:56 AM
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My dad said that he ran kerosene back during WWII in cars, had a separate gas tank for starting and warm up then switched to kero. Said it did smoke a lot but you could buy kero but gas was scarce.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:21 AM
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you could run it but make sure you add some form of lube. 2 stroke works well or veggie. ULSD is already lacking the lube for our injectors. mixing K with ULSD is not a good idea because of the little lube.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:48 AM
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Some "Winter Blend" fuel is as much as 30% Kero, so you might have been burning it for some time now
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:28 PM
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How much is a gallon of K and where do you buy it? I have never seen a gas station selling K.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:37 AM
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the bottle of trans fluid was for lubrication and K is more expensive than diesel now days
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