Kerosene cannot be used in a gasoline engine without major modifications. The difference in combustion properties between the two fuels is significant. Kerosene is more similar to diesel than gasoline.Continue Reading
In order for a liquid petroleum-based fuel to be used efficiently, it needs to be in vapor form. Gasoline can be vaporized at around -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Kerosene is much closer to an oil and requires a much higher temperature for effective vaporization ? around 130 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why kerosene and diesel are often interchangeable in small engines and heaters.
Fuel oils like kerosene are ignited when they are under extreme pressure. Gasoline engines are not capable of generating the cylinder pressures necessary to ignite kerosene.Learn more about Engine Oil
For a 50:1 oil-to-gas ratio, use 2.6 ounces of oil per gallon of gasoline. In other words, for 2 gallons of gasoline, one would need 5.2 ounces of oil.Full Answer >
Diesel engines cannot run correctly on gasoline. The engine can become irreparably damaged if the car is run. Diesel engines can handle a small amount of gasoline if it is diluted with diesel fuel.Full Answer >
A 50-to-1 mixture of gasoline and oil for two-cycle oil takes 50 parts gasoline to one part oil. This ratio can use any form of liquid measure; using 50 ounces of gasoline, for example, requires 1 ounce of oil to meet the criteria.Full Answer >
Audi recommends Society of Automotive Engineers 5W-40 viscosity-grade, synthetic engine oil for all of its gasoline and diesel cars, including the A3. If customers cannot find 5W-40, Audi vehicles can also use SAE 5W-30 or 0W-40 viscosity oils.Full Answer >