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Old 25-02-18, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Petter a1 petrol paraffin what should I run it on

I recently picked up a petrol paraffin petter a1
what should I run it on?
Itís obviously starts on petrol but what after that I would of thought paraffin.
But people say old power paraffin was different from modern stuff.
Maybe Petrol kero mix?
Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 25-02-18, 07:38 PM   #2
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If you aren't driving anything to get it really hot stick to petrol, or if you want the "sniff" of kero mix yourself u a special blend at 6 parts petrol to 2 parts kero, that way you will have the smell but with less of the running problems you get when the engine isn't hot enough to run on kero.
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Old 25-02-18, 10:38 PM   #3
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I had a W1VO, much the same as your A1VO, but water cooled.

It would run very happily on TVO mix without any load, provided a 10 minute warm up on petrol was observed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tractor_vaporising_oil

Probably the smoothest, quietest engine I've ever had.

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Old 26-02-18, 10:42 AM   #4
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TVO mix-- 4Gallons28 sec . I gallon Petrol, 1 pint diesel. (For lubrication, although i use 1/2 pint of two/stroke oil instead) I run my tractors on this. I have a WD8 pet/paraffin but i only run it on petrol.
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Old 26-02-18, 12:59 PM   #5
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Iv had it running on petrol for a short time.
But Iv heard stories of pre ignition with petrol hitting the hot vaporiser so I havenít ran it any length of time on it
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Never had that problem with the ones I've had, they don't get hot enough for that when running light
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I would not dream of telling people what to or not to do but if you mix your own tvo don't put diesel in it. Four or five to one ( 28sec kero / petrol ) works well and a bit of two stroke oil but adding slow burning diesel will defeat the point of the petrol. Plus it will make smoke and stink, but, if it works for you take no notice of this.
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I would not dream of telling people what to or not to do but if you mix your own tvo don't put diesel in it. Four or five to one ( 28sec kero / petrol ) works well and a bit of two stroke oil but adding slow burning diesel will defeat the point of the petrol. Plus it will make smoke and stink, but, if it works for you take no notice of this.
The recipe i posted was only 1 pint to 5 gallons.Thats the mix i was advised to use by the TVO tractor boys in the club many years ago. But i think 2 stroke oil is better myself.
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Old 28-02-18, 01:56 PM   #9
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Adding diesel will almost defiantly cause bridging of the spark plug.
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