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Old October 24th, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Inexpensive diesel filler?

One big advantage of the 200TDi motor is supposed to be that it can run well on cheap 3rd-world fuel. Since I can't find any cheap 3rd-world fuel around here, is there any way to add some cheap fuel or innocuous fluid to the over-priced diesel fuel we can get around here? I don't mean going all the way to bio-fuel or cooking grease, but can we add something inexpensive to the standard diesel & it still run without hurting the motor?
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Old October 24th, 2013, 08:46 PM
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search for two-stroke oil as a diesel fuel additive - perfectly good solution for travel as it is available everywhere (marine outboard and motorcycle/scooter) though there are many better additives available.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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That's a good idea, & thanks. But here, 2-cycle oil is more expensive than diesel.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 10:45 PM
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Great idea - really? Or are you joking?

------ Follow up post added October 24th, 2013 09:50 PM ------

ok my bad. I'm reading about it over on thedieselstop.com forums
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Jack:
You can add used hydraulic oil as well as other used oils.
You could also check with local transmission shops and mix used ATF.
Ideally, it needs to sit for a week or so to settle out solids and then get a good filtering (multiple passes).

Your filter will clog faster with adding these used fuels, so keep a spare or 2 with you at all times.
A sedimenter will go a long way to trap water and particulate.
I had some good quality ones manufactured, so if you don't have one already, PM me for details.
I'll put the FS post up again in case you didn't see it.
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Thanks. Yes, I'll PM
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