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Date: 17 Mar 2016   Posted By: Arunkumar     Group: Science and Technology    Category: Technology   

I have used kerosene instead of petrol for my TVS 50 and it gave good result. I used petrol to start the two wheeler and then ran it with kerosene. But it produced more sound and more smoke and also it has some starting problem. Can we use kerosene as fuel for two wheelers ?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    19 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Theoretically yes. Chemically all the three products - petrol, diesel and kerosene are mixture of hydrocarbons. The petrol consists of alkanes from pentane to octane where diesel and kerosene consists of mixtures of nonane to hexadecane. In the vehicle engines, a mixture of air and fuel oil vapor is burnt to produce mechanical energy by causing movement of piston due to pressure variations. However the design of engines of petrol and diesel engines are different. A petrol engine is likely to get spoiled on using it with a different fuel like kerosene for which it is not designed.

Author: Karthikeyan    20 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Using kerosene as fuel for two wheeler is very common among people in rural areas. People in rural areas consider it as an easy option as the cost of kerosene is very less compared to petrol. But, it is not recommended to use kerosene as fuel. Below are some of the disadvantages of using kerosene as a fuel

1. It affects your engine very badly. Kerosene has high density compared to petrol so it will leave out impurities in your petrol tank and other parts which affects the performance of your engine.

2. It makes more noise. Your engine has to burn down the fuel to convert into mechanical energy. The conversion process make more noise if you are using kerosene.

3. It makes more pollution. You can easily notice that your vehicle emits so much smoke while using kerosene.

So, using kerosene as a fuel is not good for you, your vehicle and the environment. It is better to avoid using kerosene as a fuel.

Author: [Anonymous]    20 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You should not use Kerosene as a fuel in the petrol engine. If you use Kerosene in petrol engine then engine will work but it's efficiency will be reduced. As you said that you vechile is generating more sound and fume it proves the point. In the long run, your vechile engine will be damaged. Your vechiles engine is designed and developed in such a way that it will run best with petrol. It is not advisable to change fuel as it will first decrease the engine performance and eventually will lead to engine seige. Hope this advice will be useful for you.

Author: Mahesh    20 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Yes some of the fuel companies use the combination of petrol and kerosene. So it is completely possible. However the issue with the kerosene is that it burns quickly and also engine makes more sound which you experienced. Another note is that the amount of kerosene burns can be high for some vehicle and for this reason we don't use it directly.

You should only use the kerosene only when required. And avoid using the kerosene for most of the random usage. Because not only this affects engine. However the performance is reduced and your money is wasted. That's what I have noticed with my experience with the fuel.

Author: Hardik Joshi    05 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Engine Used in Two wheeler termed as SI (Spark Ignition) Engine. In such engine, spark plug is provided which generate the spark to burn fuel. As Kerosene is cheaper than Petrol, people try to use it in place of petrol. Vehicle will run for sometimes but later on its performance start to reduce and vehicle will start to make to noise, generate the smoke.
Kerosene is impure than the petrol and also have density higher then petrol. Kerosene cannot be ignited completely using spark of spark plug as SI engine developed for a low ignition temperature. This incomplete combustion lead to smoke generation, excess noise.
So it's not advisable to use kerosene in place of petrol as it leads to decrees efficiency of two wheeler and also cause Air and Noise pollution.

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