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Basically, Diesel fuel and #2 heating oil are the same thing, however the diesel fuel has more additives, like an anti-wear additive, added to it because it is used in an engine rather than just being burned. You could probably burn #2 heating oil in a diesel engine, but it probably wouldn't be as good for your engine as diesel fuel, due to missing additives.
BTW, this info is coming from a guy who was a section chair of SAE and worked for a little company called Standard Oil of New Jersey for a while as one of their chief research engineers.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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