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    Quote Originally Posted by witzend View Post
    If it does get cold tip in a gallon of petrol
    Do people really do that? I wouldn't dare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    Do people really do that? I wouldn't dare!
    Should be ok Carol.

    I've accidentally started putting petrol in a diesel tank before now, realised after a gallon or so and topped it up with diesel. It ran fine.

    It was Julie's car though. Had it have been mine, I would've got it pumped out and filled with pure diesel.
    God bless Colonel Sanders. Marvellous man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    Do people really do that? I wouldn't dare!
    years ago, paraffin was also used as it was cheaper than petrol!
    I don't know how it would or wouldn't work now a days with all the fuel additives!
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    By way of an example, for my old tech. engine it states in the
    handbook and I quote;
    Max. proportion of kerosene 50%.
    Max. proportion of regular gasoline 30% (a maximum of 20% for vehicles with
    fuel preheating system) No premium grade gasoline fuel allowed.
    Kerosene is the preferred option, that or so called 'approved flow improver' additives.

    Of course it would be prudent to keep these percentages as low as possible dependent on how brass monkeyish the weather. The handbook gives
    a chart showing varying % depending on temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronic View Post
    By way of an example, for my old tech. engine it states in the
    handbook and I quote;
    Max. proportion of kerosene 50%.
    Max. proportion of regular gasoline 30% (a maximum of 20% for vehicles with
    fuel preheating system) No premium grade gasoline fuel allowed.
    Kerosene is the preferred option, that or so called 'approved flow improver' additives.

    Of course it would be prudent to keep these percentages as low as possible dependent on how brass monkeyish the weather. The handbook gives
    a chart showing varying % depending on temp.
    Thanks to all for your advice.
    As we live about 2km from th village service station, I can't see me pushing the van there, if it doesn't run, one cold morning.. Or even worse, night.

    Hang the expense, I'll go and top up with fresh diesel.
    That should be OK, I think?
    To the pure in mind, all things are pure
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    So much for planning.
    They have just revised the weather forecast for the next week.... Cloudy, minimum temperature 9 degrees.

    I'll just keep me brass in me pocket.
    To the pure in mind, all things are pure

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    Do people really do that? I wouldn't dare!
    Yes regularly years ago kept diesel free running in low temperatures
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    When all else fails, do as the Ruskies do, light a fire under the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronic View Post
    When all else fails, do as the Ruskies do, light a fire under the engine.


    Damn good idea , except our motorhome is basically a giant plastic Reliant Robin, with two wheels at the front.
    To the pure in mind, all things are pure

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    I'm fed up of these weather forecasters, the never get it right. A few people on our meet have cancelled due to the bad weather forecast.

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