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Old 02-23-2012, 05:09 AM
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after few beers me and buddy got into an argument about fuel. i was saying that the only difference between home heating oil and diesel fuel is really only the dye that is added for taxes and the same thing goes for off-road and on- road diesel. But now he's got me wandering... can Anyone set us straight? and has anyone ever ran home heating oil in there trucks before? thanks
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:16 PM
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don't know about home heating oil, but the off/on road is the same now, just red for off road. Off road diesel used to have app. 2500 ppm of sulphur (the good stuff) Then they dropped it down to 500 ppm after on road went to 15 ppm. now its all 15 ppm ( the sorry stuff, less power, less mpg, less lubrication). Every additive I see that says, does not conform to ultra low sulphur regulations, I pour it in the tank.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:33 PM
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Heating oil is probably thicker than diesel, never seen it though.
But Ronnie is right about the on/off road fuel.
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I have a buddy who runs kerosene in his dodge once in a while

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:41 PM
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JP-8, diesel, kerosene, WVO, heating oil, and not sure what else work kinda the same. So I can see being able to run different fuels like that. Now, how well they work, and how SAFE they are is a different story.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 PM
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We used to have barrel of home heating oil out back, and we ran that in both are 7.3's and 6.0's, we mixed it like a quarter tank home heating to 3/4's diesel. Never had a issue ran it till the drum was empty.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:09 AM
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The only reason my buddy did it was that he got a ton of it really really cheap but he did say even after filtering it before he put it in his truck it was still dirty after it was all gone he changed his fuel filters
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At least he filtered it. I'd probably run it as a 20% mix to diesel or less for a 6.0. If it was a 7.3 then maybe a higher percentage. Or an IDI, just dump it in
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home heating fuel is the same as diesel just no tax. ive ran it in all my diesel's (7.3, 6.0,&24v cummins), they dont even dye it up here.
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home heating fuel is the same as diesel just no tax. ive ran it in all my diesel's (7.3, 6.0,&24v cummins), they dont even dye it up here.
If they didn't dye it here, I'd pick up a spare tank, have the oil boys come fill it, and have 275 gallons at my disposal.
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