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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?



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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.

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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?



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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.

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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.



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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
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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



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Just don't mix veg oil & WMO/ATF. They don't play well together.

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hmm didnt know that. Do now!


WHere do all you guys get your fry oil or veg oil



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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.
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