[Vwdiesel] Diesel Aircrafts ????? old hat you bet. (fwd)

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Wed Feb 26 00:25:55 EST 2003

> But,  1 question for any of you in the know more than I,  When burning
> Jet-A  (that's very refined diesel fuel for you non-aviation guys)  do
> the piston engines require an additive to lube the pump or has that
> problem been engineered out?

In short, no need for an additional additive.

Limited first hand emphirical evidence...the local airport owner has used
Jet-A for well over a decade in his construction and snow removal
equipment without any pump problems.  Numerous other reports show no
maintenance based problems with JetA.

I put a high weighting factor on the local airport operator, as I am
very familiar with his operation, and the hours he's put on his

There are also specs on JetA, which will verify lubrication properties,
if you want to verify numbers.

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