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Changing fuel between Jet A and 1-K Kerosene

Old 09-13-2015, 05:50 PM
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I am settling into my routine with my JetCat turbine and I had an interesting question come up. I originally started running the engine on 1-K that I got at Lowes. Ran great. After several 5 gallon cans of that and the cost that goes with it, a few of us at our club were able to get a deal on Jet A from a local airport. So we all switched and I have been running Jet A all summer long. When I switched fuels, I flew out as much of the 1-K as I was willing to and then drained and set aside the remainder after I drained the UAT as well. I then refilled everything immediately with Jet A so the two never mixed.

The question I have is that I still have one can of 1-K left over that I haven't used yet and I was curious if it was safe to mix the 1-K and Jet A together or should I repeat the complete drain process I did last time? Thanks for the advice.

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Old 09-13-2015, 06:28 PM
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Mixing the two fuels will be fine. Kero and Jet A are very similar, just Jet A has added a few chemicals to keep algy and bacteria from forming. I run both and mix and never had an issue.....
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you know Jetcats love diesel..........cant get much cheaper than that!
Old 09-13-2015, 09:31 PM
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You can mix without any problems. Don't need to drain anything.
Old 09-14-2015, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by FalconWings View Post
you know Jetcats love diesel..........cant get much cheaper than that!
Depends where you live and on the tax regime - Where I am Jet A is half the price of diesel.
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Originally Posted by cmp3cantrj View Post
Depends where you live and on the tax regime - Where I am Jet A is half the price of diesel.
Correct, but he is only 40 miles away from me so it does works locally.
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Originally Posted by FalconWings View Post
you know Jetcats love diesel..........cant get much cheaper than that!
Can you use the same oil as with Kero?
Old 09-14-2015, 06:12 PM
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I have used all 3 with no difference at all on all my engines
Running Diesel at the moment because I can get it from the local gas station
Only thing I notice is a little smoking after shut down with the diesel thats it

Good luck

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Originally Posted by ExFokkerFlyer View Post
Can you use the same oil as with Kero?
Yes!!!

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