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Used engine oil as fuel ??

A "friend of a friend" says that he burns Used engine oil as fuel. Is this possible ? The kids dad owns a auto repair shop. I didnt go into detail with him because the kid i kind of an idiot. Just wondering if anyone could shed some light on this.

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I know a Ford Service Manager who burns recycled transmission fluid in his 2001 7.3L Ex.
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So he just puts it straight in with his fuel ? Doesn't seem like it can be good to me, but im new to this Diesel stuff. Is there a specific ratio ? Oil to fuel that is.
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carefull what you say about running used engine oil on here they will get you....yes you can run it but only thing I would do is filter it really good and mix it well with some diesel to thin and carry a set of extra fuel filters with you........just my $0.02
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So he just puts it straight in with his fuel ? Doesn't seem like it can be good to me, but im new to this Diesel stuff. Is there a specific ratio ? Oil to fuel that is.
He has about a 75% transmission fluid / 25% diesel mix. At the dealership they do tranny flushes, the old fluid is filtered through the machine and he pumps it into his tank. I have followed him and on pulls it smells like a burning transmission.
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A "friend of a friend" says that he burns Used engine oil as fuel. Is this possible ? The kids dad owns a auto repair shop. I didnt go into detail with him because the kid i kind of an idiot. Just wondering if anyone could shed some light on this.

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As already stated be careful what you say cause its a hot button topic 'round here for sure.

I run 100% W85 in my truck. I did a write up on this in the BioDiesel Forum, check it out hopefully it helps.

The short is W85 is 15% RUG (regular unleaded gasoline) and 85% WMO (waste motor oil or whatever else tickles your fancy). You need to either build or buy a centrifuge to clean the oil, again check out the biodiesel forum for some neat CF builds. After you run the oil through the CF run it through a 3-5 micron filter and put it into your tank.

Good luck and let us know how your oil burning adventures go.
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This isnt the place to ask about it because it sounds so crazy but I've realized that people where against veggie oil at one point too. I think at oilburners.com is a good source for info.

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Don't worry about spreaking about WMO/ATF etc. No rule against it that I am aware of. There are guys on here that are dead against it. They are entitled to their opinions but that should't stop people from talking about it.

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You need to do more then centrifuge the used oil. Used oil can be acidic.

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