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Old 03-17-2011, 07:20 AM
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Can we burn JP8?

Not that I have access, just curious if we can stock or what it would take to use JP8 (jet fuel) if we wanted/had too. I know most military vehicles are muti fuel.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:23 AM
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theres a pretty healthy thread on this from a bunch of active guys somewhere on here. IIRC the verdict was no, and I dont remember why. The thread is either here or on the nation, I do know that one for sure.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:29 AM
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Im burning JP5 with additives. Im aware of the potential consequences. Look at the MSDS for pump diesel and compare it to the JP8 MSDS. I think you will figure out why its potentially bad.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:09 AM
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I'm in the gaurd and I now that the government ford diesel trucks use ULS fuel. I heard that they tried to or some one F'ed up but the new trucks didn't run to well on jp8
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i would say it doesnt have enough lubrication, who knows, i wouldnt.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:11 PM
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" Jet fuel is often used in ground support vehicles at airports, instead of diesel. The United States military makes heavy use of JP-8, for instance. However, jet fuel tends to have poor lubricating ability in comparison to diesel, thereby increasing wear on fuel pumps and other related engine parts. Civilian vehicles tend to disallow its use, or require that an additive be mixed with the jet fuel in order to restore its lubricity. Jet fuel is also significantly more expensive than diesel, so using it in ground vehicles is considered by some to be wasteful"


i found this answer on another sight
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:29 PM
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there are detergents added to JP-8 also that might cause the vehicle to run poorly. When I was stationed at Luke AFB, they used JP-8+100.. i guess it was a detergent added to the fuel to help prevent coking in the main fuel control and associated fuel lines, (that's what I was told anyway.)
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I talked to a guy that was running it in his Cummins, he seemed happy with it, not sure if I would or not.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:58 AM
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Working in Afghainistan, the Air Force has a bunch of 04 350's and some D-Max's thrown in for good measure, and they all have to run on JP-8 (the only fuel available on my FOB). According to them, the trucks seem to have cold starting issues but will run fine once warmed up.
Interestingly, I've pulled EGR valves from those trucks and they are fairly clean for being in the truck 7 years without maintenance. For full disclosure the trucks rarely see speeds above 20 mph or distances over 2 miles, so they rarely get a chance to get heated up properly. This last winter the temp were in the single digits with snow and only one truck failed to start first try.
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If you run it. Add at a minimum a quart of two stroke with it.

JP8 has zero lubricaticative quality
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