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Can Home Heating Oil Be Used for a Diesel Generator?

Although it is very close, #2 home heating oil is not the same as #2 diesel oil. It only has the same lubricating ability and ignition quality. Refiners don’t intend home oil to be used in internal combustion engines. Fuel that’s made to be burned in a furnace might not have the same ignition accelerators, smoke suppressants and biocides to kill bacteria and fungi that are usually present in diesel fuel – the ones that vehicles use.