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Old 04-11-2004, 12:27 AM
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heating oil in 350 D

Can I damage the engine if I start putting heating oil in the tank instead of regular diesel fuel. Here there is app. $2.00 difference a gallon.

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Old 04-11-2004, 09:19 AM
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J.P. You car would run just fine with furnace oil. But if you are cought by Surete du Quebec or Transport Inspection, you saving account will take a big hit.
Up to $3,000. fine
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:21 AM
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down here south of the border heating oil is just dyed diesel. if the federales catch you running with dyed fuel then it will be a hefty fine. not sure what the mounties would do to ya!?
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:05 PM
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Suggest putting in a second hidden tank. Keep regular diesel in the normal tank so if you are stopped, a sampling will show you legal, but burn heating oil using the tank hidden in the trunk.

Remember the story about the dieselers in Wales fined for burning untaxed waste vegetable oil in their cars? The bobbies were smelling their exhaust.
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:49 PM
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Heating oil in 350

Thank you all for the sound advises. For the little millage I put in the car a year, the saving would not be that great. However I'm still looking for a good cylinder head.
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:18 PM
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Reminds me of all the farmers in Germany in the 1960s and probably still today, that all had 180 and 190 diesel MBs as they got tax-reduced diesel for their tractors...

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