Originally Posted by Kevlarr
... because the motor couldn't handle the compression needed to run on actual diesel, bio or otherwise.
Does anyone know the actual compression ratio of the Chinese 2 strokes? I ask this because I've seen other gasoline engines with around 8-1 compression ratios operate on diesel. Take any old carbed car engine, get it hot, close off the gas line and start pouring diesel in it and it will run. Not well, but it will run.
Again, the trick is not in running the engine but in getting it to start. Which can be done with glow plugs.
And would diesel fuel or bio diesel provide adequate lubrication?