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Old 04-01-2008, 07:13 PM   #21
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RE: Diesel Fuel Blend

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In Aus diesel is classed as ADO Automotive Diesel Oil this can be summer or winter blend depending on Sulphur content. Summer ADO is for the north.
MDO medium diesel oil
MFO and HFO are medium and Heavy fuel oils as used in large diesel engines and boilers such as ships and power plants.
I would have to go back and look at my spec sheets to give you Densities and SG s of each class.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:29 AM   #22
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RE: Diesel Fuel Blend

The question is if anyone uses MDO in Australia or Diesel 3 or 4 in the US, in your marine engine, and if there is any cost savings.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:32 PM   #23
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RE: Diesel Fuel Blend

I spoke to a friend at US Sugars about my earlier post he said the engines in the newer equipment can't handle the used engine oil / diesel mix.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:41 PM   #24
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RE: Diesel Fuel Blend

Boats can sometimes hold fuel for well oaver a year. Cars and trucks a lot less - sometimes only days or weeks at most. For long term storage that most of us do in our boats, i will stick with the best pump diesel, not even bio, I can get. Tom*
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