Mpg and eberspatcher heating ??

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  1. ips

    ips Read Only Funster

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    This may be a stupid question but here goes...........
    Does using my diesel eberspatcher heater effect the MPG read out on my Ford tranny computer me jig.
    Ian
     
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    No, I'd say. The mpg will be calculated from the odometer and diesel injected, that is the only way you could get real time figures.
     
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    No it will not, you could fit a separate tank and use red diesel (gas oil central heating fuel) and save money!

    Peter
     
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    Thank you gentlemen :thumb:

    Peter
    Yes I did consider that, however I am led to beleive (from a previous post) that the eberspatchers are very economical so therefore dont think its worth the hassle unless after the winter I am proved wrong.
    Ian
     
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    Interesting idea Peter :Smile: Do you happen to know any firms who could make and fit a small extra tank to feed a diesel heater unit. Also, while on the subject will all the diesel heater units (Webasto, Erberspacher etc.) run on red diesel ????
     
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    Anything that runs on white diesel will run on cherry.The only difference is a dye. No other difference whatsoever,only tax.
     
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    almost correct but not quite. White diesel has an antiwaxing agent in it all the time, whilst Red diesel does not, it is only added when supplied in the winter after sept/october.
     
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    I dont think it is?? I think it works by using mass airflow and some other data. Anyway our Tranny consistently shows a better MPG than the calculation of litres into tank and distance covered
     
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    As a matter of interest, could you actually pick up a few gallons of red diesel whilst on the road anywhere in the EU ?
     
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    May be of interest, but domestic heating oil has no dye ..... :Wink:

    don't know if customs and excise can check, but I do know someone who used it.
     
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    hi brian. yes it as been known, even for some to make a mistake at the pumps n fill their normal tank up. in spain its gaseosa b. i have been questioned when getting it for my generator.and i wasnt even filling the 200ltr tank that supplies it then. as for anti waxing chuck abit of petrol in it seems to work.
     
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    Providing the domestic heating oil is being used for domestic heating what difference will it make if they do check, if however one was to use it in an engine rather than a heater it will be lacking in oil and not do the engine any good. After running a boat engine on it in the past the engine needed a complete rebuild as it lost compression very quickly.
     
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    hi jim ,its not the colour they get you on its the lack of tax. they do run it through a viscosity cup. it is possible to run red legally if you have paid the tax. best not go there i feel a big debate coming on. you need written permission from customs to run red .use form h070 to apply.
     
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    I was talking about using it in an engine Roger .. like I said, I know someone who uses it in a landy and it's not done the engine any harm .. only burns a bit smokey

    A thread on the Landrover forum discussing it

    Whats the difference between heating oil and Diesel ? - Land Rover UK Forums

    and yes, I do know it's illegal ..

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    more info on heating oil

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heating_oil
     
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