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Old 08-06-2008, 06:31 PM
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What kinds of oil will work?

I see all of the different threads some using mineral spirits some using waste engine oil some using jet fuel? What all kinds of oil can be used the reason I ask Is I can get used hydralic oil very easily I was just wondering if this would work as well.
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I have seen no research at all condonging hydrolic oil, waste motor oil, mineral spirits...and jet fuel?!
These are not vegitable oils such as peanut, safflower, sunflower, soybean, corn rapsead..etc.
There is plenty of reasearch to uphold the use of vegitable oils.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:06 AM
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I knew there was on vegi oil but now that everyone is scrambling to get all the vegi oil to the point of stealing it I was just wondering on other types of oils had anyone used them and there results.
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I run waste motor oil. I filter it down to 2 micron and I haven't had one problem for the last 1500-1800 miles.

ATF is supposed to be good also, I read about people using it, but I don't have any laying around that I can use.

As far as hydraulic oil, try adding 5 gallons of filtered oil to your tank. If you don't notice any problems, add a little more as your confidence increases.

Though in the winter I'm not going to be able to run that steep of a mix, just like the oil gets thicker in the winter in your engine, it will get thicker in my fuel tank to the point where I wonder about the pump.


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No matter what kind of alternative fuel you use, make sure you always carry an extra fuel filter and any tools you need to change it on the side of the road. I got burned that way once when I tried to shortcut the process by not filtering down to 2 micron.
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thanks I am still researching it sucks to get the truck you've always wanted and can't afford to drive the thing.
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I run waste motor oil. I filter it down to 2 micron and I haven't had one problem for the last 1500-1800 miles.
Report back on it in another 98,000 miles...i will be interested to hear that.
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Report back on it in another 98,000 miles...i will be interested to hear that.
I agree. I could pee in my tank and drive down the road but that is hardly a milestone either.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:51 AM
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Report back on it in another 98,000 miles...i will be interested to hear that.

I will report back with my progress during various threads. I will certainly stand by my decision to run this stuff. Currently I have 264k miles on the truck, so it is still very solid and should, with my maintenance practices and driving habits, last easily to 500k.

98k will take a while for me. My commute is 28 miles round trip and I don't really drive around on the weekends all that much, but then again with basically free fuel, that may change.
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My Waste Oil Treatment Center is coming along...

Centrifuge........CHECK!
Pump...............CHECK!
Tanks...............CHECK!
Hot Water Heater......CHECK!

Give me another month, and I will have this thing cranking out FUEL-OIL by the drum full.

I am getting exited, and Have designed an apperatus for burning O-85 (that's what I am calling 85% oil mixture) in the winter......Plans are at the machine shop, and he should have most of the parts ready by the time the WOTC is up and running.

Once everything is up and Running, I will post some pics......

Very excited to have Fuel cost me about 99 cents a gallon!
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