what kinds of oils can be used for Bio Diesel? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Bio-Diesel/Alternative Fuels and Supplements Bio-Diesel and related Discussion. Ask Questions and discuss what has worked for you here.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
what kinds of oils can be used for Bio Diesel?

Read around a little bit but the only thing i see is that people just use the vegi oil for Bio Diesel.

The reason i ask is i have barrels full of used engine oil and basically have an endless supply of it.

Can this be used to convert to Bio?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-01-2012, 04:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 707
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Engine oil cannot be made into biodiesel. However alot of guys are burning engine oil in their PSD's. Some put it in their heated 2 tank system while others are blending it in with various different solvents to thin it out, putting it in their stock tank & burning it with no engine conversions. The engine oil must be filtered & dewatered first. Most common thinning agents are diesel, kerosene & gasoline.

A word of caution though if you decide to burn engine oil you should be aware that this is a much less proven fuel then bio or SVO so there is a larger risk of engine damage. But there are alot guys claiming to have many thousands of trouble free miles burning engine oil.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-02-2012, 12:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Hm, sounds interested but ill think ill pass on that since you mentioned it could damage the engine.

Sucks cause i have tons of old engine oil but ill guess ill just go find some more fry oil and such.

So i know i seen some diff ways to make a cleaner and such for filtering this vegi oil to burn it. Is there a cheaper way to do it? I mean i dont have to have a barrel to do all that do I? or is that for maybe pressure reasons?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-02-2012, 12:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temple, TX
Posts: 221
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
i run 100% used atf in my truck. i just filter it with a fuel filter before i put it straight into my fuel tank. i have been running it for a little bit over 10k miles with no problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-02-2012, 01:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by swalker332 View Post
i run 100% used atf in my truck. i just filter it with a fuel filter before i put it straight into my fuel tank. i have been running it for a little bit over 10k miles with no problems.
Really now! so you just filter the crap out of the oil and just poor it straight into your tank?

This is interesting that we can use these things for fuel in our trucks.

I mean i guess if its warmed to the right temperature.

I wonder if i could do that with engine oil.

Just take a little at a time and just also mix it in with diesel fuel and burn in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 121
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I ran the crap out of motor oil filtered it 4 times with neumatic pump, straight to the tank that was half full of diesel filled the rest up with oil then added bout 16 ounces of gasoline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-03-2012, 09:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Hm i think im going to try a small amount and see how it does. I do have like 6 gallons of fry oil so i can for sure use that.

Just need to build a filtration system. Preferably a cheap one due to not having much fry oil.

Im still iffy on the used oil though. Sucks cause my buddy at Oh Riellys said i can have all the oil i need from there
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 707
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just don't mix veg oil & WMO/ATF. They don't play well together.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-03-2012, 09:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
hmm didnt know that. Do now!


WHere do all you guys get your fry oil or veg oil
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-04-2012, 01:03 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Belton, MO
Posts: 339
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There are people that are refining used motor oil. Not a whole lot of info in the US but other country's are doing it. Basicly you distill the oil. takes a lot of babysitting unless you spend $$$ on a complete ready made system.
I found this forum about it
Oil to Diesel Forums - Powered by vBulletin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors