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k 1 kerosene?

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George Marsh

10-29-2013 17:44:59
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A guy gave 5 gallons of 3 year old k 1 kerosene. He thinks it goes bad and doesn't want to burn it in his heater.

So, what does a guy do with 5 gallons of 3 year old k 1 kerosene? I don't have a diesel truck or tractor. Don't have an oil furnace or oil heater.

There should be a better use for K 1 other than to start a brush fire or clean parts.

So, what would you do with it? George




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john *.?-!.* cub owner

10-31-2013 17:13:17
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeWhat is your definition of a dial fuel tractor. From what I understand the old Distillate rigs ran quiet well on gasoline if you did not want to mess with the distillate. They did require different carb. adjustments depending on which you were burning.



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Bret4207

11-01-2013 04:02:32
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to john *.?-!.* cub owner, 10-31-2013 17:13:17  
George, I'd either sell it to someone that needs it or give it to someone that needs it. It doesn't "go bad" from what I've seen. I have some in lamps that's a good 10-11 years old that still burns fine. I used some of that same stuff in my redi-heater last winter. You have some valuable fuel.



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NoNewParts

10-30-2013 07:32:08
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
my kerosene usage.....

garage torpedo heater (even outside to heat up a frosty tractor quick)

oil furnace (150gallon minimum fuel oil delivery here $$)

solvent to clean old junk tractors and parts if I'm out of diesel.

(cheaper than 'engine cleaner' and not as harsh as oven cleaner)

additive to my diesel fuel

diluting and churning up the 'mud' in old tractor rearends

for better draining.

and like said, adding some to your gas tractor gas on filling won't hurt nothing, and might even clean it out a bit

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George Marsh

10-30-2013 08:20:39
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to NoNewParts, 10-30-2013 07:32:08  
NoNewParts,
I was thinking of using the K-1 to clean the tranny on my old IH C even though I've changed the oil twice, bet the K-1 will work well. How long should I leave it in the tranny to clean the mud?
George



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NoNewParts

11-01-2013 07:15:00
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-30-2013 08:20:39  

George Marsh said: (quoted from post at 12:20:39 10/30/13) NoNewParts,

I was thinking of using the K-1 to clean the tranny on my old IH C even though I've changed the oil twice, bet the K-1 will work well. How long should I leave it in the tranny to clean the mud?

George


depends on what I'm working on.

fairly good oil, just dirty or milky, I add some kero-diesel to it, drive the

tractor til it's good and warm, then drain overnight.

I might then put the plugs in, add some kero, jack up the rear and turn the wheels for a bit, let soak and drain overnight again. I never drive them with just solvent in there.

long sitting ones like 2 AC's I'm working on now, drain the gallons of water and the bright red mud, put in kero-diesel and some thin oil like UTF or used strained motor oil. And do the turn the wheel thing over and over.

drain it out, pour it thru a strainer (I use an old threadbare towel) pour it back in, do it again.

last time, I block the clutch, high gear and really get that wheel spinning to sling that mix in there.

(also handy to build oil pressure with the clutch up and sparkplugs out.)

Takes days, but it's worth it.

I just do it while I'm working on getting an engine running, so no hurry.
This post was edited by NoNewParts at 07:19:53 11/01/13.

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dej(Jed)

10-30-2013 09:24:53
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-30-2013 08:20:39  
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It will make a great charcoal grill starting fluid.



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wilson ind

10-30-2013 07:28:22
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Give it to an old friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Indiana Ken

10-30-2013 06:41:41
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Every winter I spend time on the fence rows to clear out trash trees. The stumps need to be treated to prevent regrowth - the sprouts are worst than the original tree. I use Gordon's brush be gone which is mixed with kerosene or diesel fuel for best results. I use a couple gallons per year.



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Leroy

10-30-2013 05:55:03
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
8 year old kerosine and still working good in torpedo heater. And we used to put about 2 gal in tractor gas tank and made the engine burn cleaner, white exaust instead of black in the pipe, Farmal H and John Deere B, Ford 2N, all gas tractors. No power or starting problems. If you went up to half and half then you might have to have the kerosine burning engine for easy starting. Even put it in the later 4000 Fords but just got too hard to get and too expencive at more money than gas. Took longer to fill up so when in a hurry it was skipped.

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Dean

10-29-2013 20:07:51
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
It will last for years.

Recently, I used 5 gallons of 5+ year old kerosene to start brush piles but it would have been fine in a keorsene heater, etc.

Dean



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David G

10-29-2013 19:21:57
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
I burn that in my power washer.



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old

10-29-2013 18:20:19
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Use it in oil lamps when the power goes out. Me I would use it in my 1935 JD-B



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George Marsh

10-29-2013 18:22:21
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to old, 10-29-2013 18:20:19  
We had a 36 JD D, it would burn it. I have no JD's.



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old

10-29-2013 18:31:41
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 18:22:21  
Guess you do not have say a Farmall H that was the dual fuel either do you



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George Marsh

10-29-2013 18:44:26
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to old, 10-29-2013 18:31:41  
Old,
I don't recall seeing 2 tanks on any farmalls. Were any dual fuels like JD's?

Just wondering what would happen if K-1 were mixed, say at 50:1, with gas? Would it do my IH C or jubilee any harm? Would it increase, decrease or do nothing to the octane rating? Leave carbon deposits on plugs?
George



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36 coupe

10-30-2013 04:27:38
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 18:44:26  
My father had a 34 Ford during WW2.Gas rationing was in effect.You got just enough gas to get to your job.He would add kerosene to the tank.We went to see his friend on a Sunday.The Ford went about 3 miles and stalled at a stop sign.Dad took out the spark plugs and cleaned them.There was a 1/2 inch of soot hanging from each plug.Before K1 kerosene came into use for heaters there was range oil that was ok in kerosene stoves and heaters.Didnt work well in kerosene lamps.My father in law sold kerosene for 8 cents a gallon during the depression.It would make more sense to keep the K1 for cleaning paint brushes and parts washing than wasting it on burning brush piles.It works fine in oil furnaces.I keep 5 gallons on hand for lamps and fuel for my oil furnace if I run low on #2 fuel.It costs 4 bucks a gallon here.Kerosene works fine as a penetrating oil.I have unloaded cordwood from my wood trailer by the light of a kerosene lantern.

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36F30

10-29-2013 19:01:07
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 18:44:26  
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IH made Kerosene/Distillate Farmall tractors that started on gas until they were hot enough to vaporize kerosene or Gasoline tractors. They never made a dual fuel anything. Kerosene tractors had lower compression engines, a small gas starting tank, radiator shutters, petcocks on the oil pan to drain off Kerosene contaminated oil, and heat adjustable hot manifolds. Gas tractors had higher compression, cold manifold, no starter tank, and no shutters.
Running Kero in a old tractor without all its vaporizing/heat controls intact would be a lesson in frustration.

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old

10-30-2013 07:45:39
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to 36F30, 10-29-2013 19:01:07  
JD was called an all fuel and the Farmalls where in fact called a dual fuel



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George Marsh

10-29-2013 19:42:34
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to 36F30, 10-29-2013 19:01:07  
I wasn't saying burning 100% K-1. What if it was blended 1 or 2% k-1 with gas? What would that do?



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36 coupe

10-31-2013 12:11:46
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 19:42:34  
Gasoline is 3.40 here.Kerosene is 4.00 so it isnt logical to burn the kerosene.Save it for lamps and lanterns.



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Janicholson

10-29-2013 20:44:13
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 19:42:34  
With regular gasoline, in a Farmall letter or XXX series, mixing at a quart a tank will be fine. It might smoke a little more, ignore it. Jim



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Dan T in MO

10-29-2013 18:11:48
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Do you have any oil burning lamps for when the power goes out?



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Janicholson

10-29-2013 18:10:52
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
It does not go bad. Someone will like to take 20 bucks for a good purpose. Jim



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D beatty

10-29-2013 18:06:19
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Have used it as a spray to kill foliage.



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JayinNY

10-29-2013 18:04:13
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
Give it to some one who has a oil furnace??



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Dalex

10-29-2013 17:53:16
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 Re: k 1 kerosene? in reply to George Marsh, 10-29-2013 17:44:59  
It would be good for cleaning paint brushes if you're using oil base paint ! Put it in a pump sprayer and clean your tractor's engine with it ....



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