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Old 08-17-2010, 03:57 PM
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50/50 waste oil/trans fluid and diesel fuel mix

does it work? how could i filter the oil/trans fluid? and everywhere im reading says i can dump the 50/50 mix right in my tank no heater or anything is necessary
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:31 PM
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I have used this 50/50 mix for almost 3 years,nearing 100k miles between 3 trucks that I presently own and I have had NO issues from this fuel mix. All 3 are 7.3 trucks

It simplyfies the process if you can get clean used oil-No sludge or entrained water. If it is WMO that is brown,not black then leave it alone as this is very hard to clean enough to feel safe to use IMO.

I use a centrifuge to clean the WMO that I use,this is a hard system to beat once past initial start up cost. I have run this mix across the winter in TENN with no issues although my truck is parked overnight in a heated basement garage.

It is almost a given that anyone who says it is a bad idea to use WMO has no actual experience using it.
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I have run up to 12 gallons of waste oil at a time, just make sure it is clean
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how hard is it to build a centrifuge setup and what does it cost? and how much space does it take up
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how hard is it to build a centrifuge setup and what does it cost? and how much space does it take up
Space wise a 10 x 10 area would be enough I believe.

I have a Simple Centrifuge brand of centrifuge (CF). Google that and other brands to learn more about these products. I have at least 1500.00 in all that I have if not some more. Of course I am going thru about 50 gallons of WMO per week at a 50/50 ratio so there was a quick return on that money for me.

I use my tractor front end loader to raise a drum of WMO high enough for gravity flow into the CF. Others use regulated air pressure to force the oil into the CF
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:31 AM
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alright ill have to loook into that. thanks.
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Not to be weird or any thing, but how do you get 50/50 mix out of 3 products?

Or are you asking "50/50 mix = WMO+diesel" and then option 2 "50/50 mix = W ATF+Diesel"

My first impression was that your asking about mixing ALL 3, but that's not the case right?
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Not to be weird or any thing, but how do you get 50/50 mix out of 3 products?

Or are you asking "50/50 mix = WMO+diesel" and then option 2 "50/50 mix = W ATF+Diesel"

My first impression was that your asking about mixing ALL 3, but that's not the case right?
Generally I consider used motor oil and used ATF under the heading of WMO. While this is not entirely correct,most of the "WMO" that I recieve is a mixture of both. Your option #1 and #2 are both correct.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:29 AM
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i dont use waist motor oil but i run about 80-85% used filterd ATF, i filter it 5 times through 5 micron filters. truck runs great about 3 mpg better on hwy. little hard to start on the cold mornings, i just let the glow plugs do their thing for a min or 2 and she fires right up. i tried 100% atf and the only thing i noticed was that the eng ran rough at idle, not like a miss but like it had a big cam in it, so i cut the mix back a little, add plenty of ctane booster and drive it like i stole it. btw i would not try this in anything but a 7.3L.
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WMO & ATF better filter the crap out of that stuff. It raises hell on injectors.


Not to mention a good way to cause cancer
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