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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Home heating oil

Does anybody here run red fuel? and if so how does it affect your truck and what is the difference? And i know that it is illegal im not looking for a lesson on the law.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: Home heating oil

no
home heating oil is usually a lot dirtier then on road. and will contain more water per gallon. i have worked on a few heating systems that weren't running... ie no heat. drained filters, cut them open all water and just dirt and other junk plugging them up.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Home heating oil

could that be because of the tank though?
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i would doubt it though, the water does settle to the bottom. but when im saying crap. it was Junk. dirt, chunks of idk what. mixed with water. and the tank was 2 years old.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Home heating oil

The water separator cannot take care of it? and what if you run fuel treatment as well?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 01:57 AM
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Re: Home heating oil

I run red #2 diesel fuel all the time in my 7.3 - doesn't seem to be any difference. As a LeftCoaster I feel your fuel price pain (currently $4.37 out here in LaLa Land) - so I've begun scrounging fuel in scrap yards - mostly heavy equipment - and mixing in their hydraulic fluid as well. I filter it, separate the water - and refuel. Maybe pretty dumbo way to go, but so far so good.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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sounds good i think im going to cut home heating oil with vegetable oil and see how that works out
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 01:38 AM
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Re: Home heating oil

i've ran a few gallons of heating oil in my truck with no problems

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 02:32 AM
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Re: Home heating oil

During Hurricane Katrina they were selling it right out of the regular pumps. I ran it for months down there with no problems in a 2000 F350.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 01:16 AM
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Re: Home heating oil

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During Hurricane Katrina they were selling it right out of the regular pumps. I ran it for months down there with no problems in a 2000 F350.
thats just farm diesel. #2 died red.

up here, hho is blended with kero and who knows what else. and usually high sulpher

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