JP-8 Fuel

blitzberger

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Would anyone know where I can get a hold of ( JP-8 ) Fuel

I need at minimum 5 gals. but if I have to I will purchase a 55 gal drum.

This needs to be JP-8 not diesel fuel as this is for a test

I am located in NJ
 

Beerslayer

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Try at a mid sized airport.

How are you going to test it? For what purpose? JP-8 doesn't work real well in common rail diesel engines due to lack of lubricity.
 

Castle Bravo

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I don't know where to get JP-8. Something I've wondered - is JP-8 road legal? Are there road taxes paid on it?
 

goatijoe

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Yea i would think that your local airport would have it for sale. Just go or call to see if they will sell you a few gallons of it. You may have to take a 55 gal. drum due to the size of the nozzle they pump it with hope there's no special fitting they use. good luck let us know how much it is a gallon.
 

blitzberger

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Thanks for your replies ,Ive gone the airport route no luck it has to be JP-8
I'm not testing the fuel I need to soak a panel in it for durability against it .
There are no military bases local that I can approach.
 

Kasper31

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I doubt that you will find any J-8 fuel on the open market,,,,,your dear Uncle Sam has the market on it. I would recomend that you NOT use it in a diesel motor vehical application. It is a very thin fuel and has very little lubrication qualities. Your local airport that has jet-a fuel
will be as close as you may find.
 

Goose2448

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The difference is in flash points and freezing points. They use JP5 on Aircraft Carriers. JP 6 was used for the XB-70 and JP 7 was used for the SR-71. JPTS is used for the U-2. JP1 was Pure Kerosene and was some of the first jet fuel. JP4 was a 50-50 mix of Kerosene and Gasoline and was phased out for JP8. JP8 is the most common and is used by the USAF. Then there is FT blended fuel. It is a synthetic fuel blended with JP8. This is to help cut imported fuel.
 

Tow4

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If you are doing a mil-spec test for a government contract, the government has a list of approved suppliers and should be able to make it possible for you to buy some for acceptance testing purposes.
 

Kasper31

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As Tow4 said, if you are testing for a gov. usage,,,,,,
In tests I worked on, the gov. provided the oils and fuels.
However not knowing what you are doing, that's another thing.
Good luck with your project.
 

wreckerman893

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I would recomend that you NOT use it in a diesel motor vehical application. It is a very thin fuel and has very little lubrication qualities.
At the 2009 GA Rally a fellow member (name withheld to protect the guilty) brought some JP-8 and I got a share of it......when I left the rally I put the used veggie oil from the MKT and some JP-8 in my deuces fuel tank.

It ran like a scalded dog all the way back to Alabama.

If you cut it with oil it will be fine.

If you find a civy source for JP-8 it prob won't be cheap.:shock:
 
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