Diesels aren't that picky when it comes to fuel
. As long as it's clean, they can run on peanut oil
, any veggie oil
, biofuel, JP8, kerosene, heating
oil, anything along those lines. My favorite blend is about 1:25 clean veggie oil/diesel, or 1:10 clean veggie to JP8. The veggie oil is a great lubricant, and in that low of concentration, really doesn't drop power. Straight veggie oil you might see a 10% or 12% power loss.
The ULSD diesel
is very low in lubricity, I wish more mfrs would make it better known that we need to add cetane/lubricity/preservatives/biocides to the fuel
, especially in the marine environment
. Just add your favorite brand of stabilizer/lubricity, keep your fuel filtered and water
removed and they'll run just fine.