When I was a fisherman burning a fair bit of diesel I used bio diesel when I could and my old Gardner loved it. The government taxed it out of business in the end. Try some diesel between your fingers. The bio has a very slippery feeling where as the new road diesel feels very dry. Your local stuff may vary but ours is all road diesel now meant for modern cars and trucks.
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21-02-12, 22:12 #71
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22-02-12, 01:29 #74
Looking for volunteers with (preferably new) quad engines (triple will do also), expensive engines preferred, to:
Run one on diesel only
Run another on diesel with a good measure of petrol added
Run the third with an even better measure of 2 stroke oil added
Run the fourth (optional) with petrol AND 2 stroke oil added
Report back to us in two years time or once an engine fails (whatever comes earlier)
22-02-12, 08:20 #75Chrusty 1 Guest
22-02-12, 19:37 #76Registered User
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- Oct 2009
back to the thread, I have seen aircraft GPUs that have diesel engines in them run off Jet-B in alaska which is a wide cut fuel like a mixture of kerosene and petrol. they use it there because diesel would freeze and kerosene would wax. whether its good for the engine or not I dont know.
My perkins 4108 runs just fine off plain old diesel, no additives.
22-02-12, 20:00 #77
22-02-12, 22:38 #78
Depending on one beliefs and how green you feel you are, this bunch of whatever you want to call them have dictated to the motor manufacturers of the world to lower emissions.
The basic 4 stroke (and 2 stroke) in it's self has not really changed over the decades. These who wish for the fossil fuelled vehicle to remain, of which is more for taxation of fossil fuels rather than to change to another derivative of power unit.
All this has created a situation for more and more gizzmo's to be fitted to the engine to make burn leaner so in turn to lower the emissions.
Ok, fuel consumption has decreased, but at a price. The costs of buying and keeping a modern car on the road imo does not give a cost effective gain on the fuel saving of the modern engine. Some of these gizzmo's are the particulate filter along with the catalytic converter and all the sensors and drivers associated with them.
God help us when the boating world gets into full swing of these traits to the combustion engine, Volvo Penta along with other manufacturers are nearly there and are fully electronic now.
Very soon you'll have a lot more to worry about of whether to put 2T oil in your fuel or not!
The op is very wise to treasure his Perkins 4108 and even his Espace TurboD, these in my mind are cost effective units.
23-02-12, 00:52 #79Registered User
Location : Scotland
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- Aug 2001
Special tank of Cerine
This chemical passes right through the engine and reacts with the carbon which has built up in the particulate filter and it is expelled as a “quote” harmless gas.
I filled up my car with some expensive Shell V Power last week and my problems with stalling and faltering went away. Four or five days later the symptoms returned whilst I am awaiting the fitting of a fuel regulating valve by Peugeot.
Today, I filled up my tank again and the problems with stalling and faltering have gone.
Now this might be my paranoia with the sh/t car of mine but I just wonder if the particulate filer is blocking and very time I fill up with diesel the Cerine purge, give the particulate filter an enema.
Oh for a simple Perkins or BMC or Ford FSD or better still, a Kelvin
23-02-12, 00:57 #80