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Jet A Fuel
I have operated several Diesel engines and equipment -Detroit, cummins, MF, Case, many others for 30 years on JetA at an airport in northern Ontario, Canada. I know several others personally who do o as well, or run everything on Jet B.
Jet A1 to be specific. The "1" denotes anti-ice additive. It is a very dry fuel - will eventually cause premature wear on pumps and injectors. We run ATF fluid as an additive. It has been recommended by several people, and I recommend it as well. It works very well in cold weather operations, the ATF boosts the BTU's by about 10% and lubricates components. We run this mx in all Graders, loaders, backhoes, ground equipment, etc.
That said - all equipment we use this in are all off road use - I am tempted to run in it our road trucks, but I do not know what it would do to the new emission systems, injectors, etc etc. not too mention, it will be the same colour as 'coloured fuel' or 'farm fuel', bg fines for that here. That said, it would probably run fine. In fact I just read an article of a fell who runs 90% ATF - 10% diesel....
I hope this helps.
Last edited by Jeff-F350; 02-02-2013 at 07:14 PM.