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dax021

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Paraffin as Fuel
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:34:57 AM »
What would it entail to convert my SR2 to run on parafffin (kerosine)?  At the moment illuminating paraffin (IP) is going for around $0.25US per litre because of the low oil price.  In South Africa we don't pay tax or fuel levies on paraffin, as a large sector of our population use it for cooking, lighting and heating. Taxes and levies equate to about 70% of our petrol and diesel price at the pump, so using IP could make a huge difference in running costs. 

I am guessing that an IP/2 stroke oil mix would be fine?  Any ideas what ratio, and would I have to play with timing, something I would try to avoid, as I don't know how?  Thoughts, both pro's and con's would be appreciated.

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Re: Paraffin as Fuel
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 08:13:08 AM »
Thanks Glort.  That was my thinking, to stock up on kero.  I like the idea of mixing with WVO as I have about 50 Lt that I've been storing with the intention of using it pretty much straight up, but WVO is not easy to come by so a 50/50 mix will make it go twice as far.