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First test of a possible new fuel source.
I'm running my first 50/50 mix test of a possible new fuel source in my 2000 7.3 F250. I work in a large printing shop and keep all their machines running. A new machine was purchased at the beginning of the year, a Hewlett-Packard Indigo press. The waste from this machine is a light weight oil something like 3in1 oil. The nice thing is it is ready to pour in the tank and go. The oil is sent through two semi truck size 8 micron filters and any water is removed as well. The final product is clean slightly discolored light weight petroleum. I stumbled across this because the operator was dumping the oil in our hazardous waste barrels. At 10 gallons more a week our hazarous waste output has gotten the EPA checking us to see if we need to be put in the "high usage" catagory. I was given the task to figure out if it was in fact hazardous or not. After looking over all the data, come to find out it is 90% oil and 10% trade secrets. With the waste having used up the trade secret part, it seems to be 100% waste oil.
Initial test looking good so far. I live in Florida so cold start issues are not a worry for me most of the year, although it was a little nippy this morning and had no problems. Idle, power and throttle response all are normal. The big question will be future problems that it may create, on that one time will tell. I'll be updating regularly. By the way, I just purchased the truck so I'm new to diesels and the forum. If anyone has any insight to some problems that could arise please share them.