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Old 07-31-2006, 11:30 AM
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Default RE: Substitute for Ether

Hey Andy,

All very interesting. I saw in another thread where someone (gkamysz her: was suggesting the use of automotive diesel rather than kerosene.

Picqued my curiosity. I recall reading some threads some time past on this subject and I don't recall if there was a clear yes/no advantage of automotive/truck diesel over kerosene.

However, since truck diesel has more lubricity you would need to add less castor/oil and if this truck diesel has a higher cetane number than straight kerosene then would it not work better in low to no ether fuels ?? Should work better in brews with the more usual amounts of ether as well would it not?

I am curious if you have ever tried and compared automotive diesel and kerosene ?

cheers, Graham in Embrun near Ottawa Canada.

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