Over here oil companies add kerosene to road diesel during winter time to keep the diesel from turning to gel as temperatures drop below minus 10 degrees Celsius
I have seen that done during the winter in Alaska as well, I wondered what the effect on the engines longevity might be. *But I doubt they really care, they're just happy to have a running engine at those -30 F. degree temperatures.**
Back in the 70's we also had No. 1 diesel here, a lighter grade and I don't see that anymore. I heard it was still available in the far north.
While fueling, my son accidentally grabbed the gasoline nozzle and pumped 2 gallons in one of our fuel tanks before I could stop him. *
**We closed the valves, isolating that tank and called the Perkins people. *They said two gallon of gas mixed in with 125 gallons of No. 2 was no problem. *Just keep it isolated for a day or so of cruising to ensure it mixed well.*
-- Edited by Edelweiss on Friday 2nd of September 2011 03:16:58 PM