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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 05-10-2007, 02:12 AM
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Running Diesel vehicle on Kerosine

Any of you guys out there run your diesel vehicle on Kerosine (JET A-1) ??
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:28 PM
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I guess you guys all drive gasoline cars. Can you buy diesel X5 s in The States ??
Gone are the days when diesels had the reputation of being slow and smelly. I drive a 3.0D which has a straight 6, turbo common rail engine. I had it chip tuned and it pushes out an awesome 500NM torgue. I get an incredible 8.5 liters/100 KM ( not sure in Gal.) and that is traveling between 90 to 100 MPH.
I would never consider buying a gasoline SUV. They are far too thirsty.

(Forget the Kerosine story) it is illegal ofcourse.

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Old 05-10-2007, 07:22 PM
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We do not have the diesel X5 here in the States yet. Hopefully, next year.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:33 PM
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Any of you guys out there run your diesel vehicle on Kerosine (JET A-1) ??
While your diesel will run on Kerosine or Jet A, you will damage your engine. Diesel fuel provides some lubrication which the other fuelds do not.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:55 AM
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Thanks for your inputs. Got to mix 2-stroke oil with the kerosine in your tank.
I only heard about. (DONīT try this at home). Kerosine is dangerous, it can explode
at 38°C.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:55 AM
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Go get yourself a propane injection kit.

Just like nitrous oxide for a gas burner. Up to 150 horsepower and 200 lb.ft torque.

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