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Old 10-23-2020, 06:03 PM
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Default Best kerosene substitute for low odor fuel mix

Just getting back into diesels after a 20 year absence. What kerosene substitute would you guys recommend for a lower odor/cleaner exhaust. Years ago I tried an unscented lamp oil and my PAW .49 would not start on that mix.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:58 AM
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Default Alternet kereo recipe

I use a 60%30%10% mix of:
marvel's mystery oil
2 cycle oil(havoline)
Keep in mind that my diesels down't have adjustable tommy bars. I regulate compression through fuel % from the carburetor
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The quickest simple fuel here in the US is John Deer starting fluid Part # RE 556468 (as ether, it is 80%), mixed with 30 SAE mineral oil and the lamp oil. For the PAW a good starting place will be 40% JD, 25% 30 SAE mineral oil (could do 20% with 5% castor added), 35% unscented kero. You could also add 2% Amsoil Cetane improver, take the kero down to 33%. Other option if you can't get John Deer is Johnsen Premium Starter Fluid from NAPA Auto, mixed with just 30 SAE mineral oil at 25% and 2% Amsoil Cetane improve. The Johnsen SF has about 50% ether and the balance is heptane (similar to kero) so no need for kero.

Best, DennisT

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