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will a diesel run on jet fuel?

i have a friend that works at an airport and he said all there diesel vehicles at the airport run off the old jet fuel.. and he was thinkin about buyin a diesel cause he can get jet fuel for free.

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Yes, diesel engines will run on jet fuel, be it jet-A, jet-B, JP8, JP5.... they'll all work.

They don't lubricate nearly as well as diesel fuel though.

Our big diesels (16 and 18 cylinder ALCO's) ran JP-5 almost exclusively, no problems.




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i have a friend that works at an airport and he said all there diesel vehicles at the airport run off the old jet fuel.. and he was thinkin about buyin a diesel cause he can get jet fuel for free.

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Yes you can run jet fuel but as Outlaw stated it is much drier than D2. You need to add considerable lubrication to it if you are going to run that, like maybe 2 qts of 2 stroke oil per tank.
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I get it all the time for free also so i know you can run it. I mix 1 gallon of centrifuged veggie oil per 20 gallons of jp8.

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Wasn't tank running JP8 in his 6-liter for a while?

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Wasn't tank running JP8 in his 6-liter for a while?
ya he said he would put 2 cycle mix in it for lube

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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.

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