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Old 07-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Is there multi fuel diesel engine?

Most diesel engines will successfully burn butane, propane, or natural gas at the right mixture levels. For a little while, that is. Alcohol might even work. Problems come in if the fuel burns too much hotter than diesel or when the flash point is too much lower - then the engine will knock severely.
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Most diesel engines will successfully burn butane, propane, or natural gas at the right mixture levels. For a little while, that is. Alcohol might even work. Problems come in if the fuel burns too much hotter than diesel or when the flash point is too much lower - then the engine will knock severely.
The old Sattley engine I found had a water tank, and I think its purpose was to slow the combustion of "hot" fuels to reduce knocking and get more usable power. There have been some of these on the market from time to time. I think it is based on some sound principles and is not the same as the claims of running an engine on water. It may also have a "steam engine" effect, when the water vaporizes.
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Default Re: Is there multi fuel diesel engine?

look at the cucv military vehicle deuce and a half or M35 multifuel motor, can run her on gasoline provided that you dump a gallon of motor oil in the tank "used at that"
see: LDT 465 by hercules, white motor company or continental motor company, it is a 478ci 7.8L turbo inline six, and will run on damn near anything, there are rumors of guys running low on fuel and pissing in the tank to make it back to base, but I have been in that situation and it isn't a rumor anymore. they really will run on darn near anything, I can't remember the name of the book but there was a guy at the turn of the century that wrote a book, published around 1900 that did experiments and documented what could and could-not be used in various ICE's, to include gasses, steam, compressed air, among other things.
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Default Re: Is there multi fuel diesel engine?

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I have looked into various alternative fuel engines. There are also some systems that incorporate both. But here are some interesting sources for steam and multi-fuel diesel engines (and there was even an old Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine that ran on Kerosene). And there are some videos on youtube showing people who converted a lawn mower to run on steam. Funny to watch somebody bouncing along behind a mower with a water-filled propane tank in a barbeque grill in a cloud of smoke and steam!
http://youtu.be/eeCWLjoJ0FA

http://www.greensteamengine.com/
http://www.mikebrownsolutions.com/mbsteam.htm
http://www.tinypower.com/
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/goebel43.html
http://www.tinytechindia.com/steampowerplan.htm

You can get small diesel engines on eBay and elsewhere from Koop:
http://harvestchapelmission.org/page...cooled-diesels

And here is a power source that runs on 50% vegetable oil:
http://harvestchapelmission.org/page...run-50-veg-oil

It's extremly valuable information... Wow you are real genious..

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