Off Road Diesel in an oil burner.

MrLovable

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I am helping a friend install a Buderus Oil fired boiler. Just about done. We need to test it and he never called the oil company for a delivery. Now with the cold wave, they cannot come for a week. Anyhoo, I suggested that we test it with off road diesel fuel to at least make sure every thing works. He seemed nervous about that, but I remember reading there is no difference between off road diesel and heating oil. Is that true?
 

bczoom

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It's true as far as I'm concerned. The main difference is the sulfur content. You can use off-road diesel in a furnace but you're not supposed to use heating oil in a diesel engine due to EPA sulfur regulations.
 

Snowtrac Nome

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we3 do it all the time out in rual Alaska where there isn't tankage for 2 products
 

MrLovable

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Thanx guys, I knew I had read that more then once in the past, but just wanted to verify before I try to sound like an expert. LOL.
 
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