My diesel smells of parrafin!

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shawn
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My diesel smells of parrafin!

Post by shawn » 19 Jan 2004, 04:49

Don't think I've got the pump timing right yet but does the parrafin smell meen its too advanced or too retarded?Sounds right though now.
Pump was a mile out last week and I'm wondering if the smell is from unburnt fuel in the cAT.Done about 20 miles though since then.
What do you recon???

Homer
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Post by Homer » 19 Jan 2004, 18:30

How long have you had the car?
A parrafin smell can often mean it has actually been run on parrafin, which diesels will do quite happily but illegally (and vegetable oil).

shawn
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Post by shawn » 19 Jan 2004, 19:17

I've had it nearly a year.
So its diesel in it.
The exhaust smells of parrafin though.
So its unburnt fuel but this must be down to the timing.I just dont know which way to go with it.It has more low down power right now than with the old pump (only just changed it)but first indications are that I'm not getting my economy.
Can you get fuel thrown out the back if its too far advanced.
See I just don't know!
I know cars I just dont know diesels!

Oil Burner
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Post by Oil Burner » 26 Jan 2004, 14:17

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A parrafin smell can often mean it has actually been run on parrafin, which diesels will do quite happily but illegally (and vegetable oil).
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Using parrafin or veg oil isn't illegal in itself - it's only illegal if you don't declare it and pay duty to those lovely folk at Custom & Excise. Still works out a shed load cheaper than dino-diesel - especially if you use waste oil form your local chippy!!
You do need to do a few mods to the car before though. Just chucking in oil is a quick route to injection pump failure.