Can I use home heating oil in my diesel engine?

Answer You might be able to use heating oil in a diesel engine with some caveats. "Heating oil" covers a variety of fuels, including those that would ruin your engine. In some states it's illegal to use h... Read More »

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Is home heating oil the same as diesel fuel?

Heating oil and diesel fuel are very similar in their chemical composition, as both types of fuel are distillates, meaning they are made by cooling vaporized crude oil. The main difference between ... Read More »

Is diesel fuel the same as home heating oil?

Diesel fuel is not the same is home heating oil, although they are very similar. Both are distillates--that is, they are made from the distilling of crude oil--but they contain different amounts of... Read More »

Is it safe to replace home heating oil with diesel fuel?

On One Hand: Diesel Can be Used in a Home FurnacePetroleum is refined into many different products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, two- and four-cycle motor oil, and numbers 1 and 2 fuel ... Read More »

Can you recycle diesel truck oil into your home heating oil?

Diesel oil is extremely similar in basic composition to number two fuel oil or home heating oil and can be used as such. It is, however, dyed to distinguish it from home heating oil and taxed at a ... Read More »