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Can I put kerosene in my diesel tank?

Can a diesel car run well on kerosene?

Filed under diesel - Asked by Richard Nolan (Carlow) - Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:30


Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser - @Shane_O_D

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Hi Richard,

We talked to Brian Coogan, Peugeot Ireland's National Technical Advisor, about this. He told us: "In colder countries they do add kerosene - they sells it at pumps (a five percent mix) during winter months as it has a lower freezing point than diesel. But, we advise that it could cause starting problems. The lubrication is not the same as diesel and therefore the injectors don't get enough lubrication to work efficiently. Even a small amount can cause problems."

I hope this answers your query, but come back to us if you'd like more information.

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