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Name:  Fadi
Status: student
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000


Question:
I know that Unleaded fuel and diesel do not mix together... i just need some scientific facts. I looked over the Internet but i could not find much. Could you help please.


Replies:
Fadi,

Indeed unleaded gasoline an diesel fuel do mix. Both are hydrocarbon compounds They will dissolve quite nicely in each other. However any attempt to use such a mixture as a motor fuel would would be disastrous in either type of engine.

Regards,
ProfHoff



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