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Old 09-22-2008, 01:49 PM
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Question Running Waste MO & ATF, FACTS?

Ok, after reading This Thread I have more questions than answers.

Lets go with facts and actual experiences in this thread and keep down on the "get ready to buy injectors" & "you are polluting my air" comments. I want to hear from those who ARE or HAVE run waste motor oil and/or ATF.

How many miles do you have burning them?
How do you filter it?
What mix do you use?
what mods did you make, if any, to truck?
WHAT ENGINE & YEAR DO YOU HAVE?

I have a part time oil change business and can get alot of used oil and have space in garage to filter the stuff. I'm looking into using in my '96PSD

Also, who has FACTS about petroleum vs. syn, will it work?
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:15 PM
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I have used wmo for a little bit. I am not completly sold on it. I have a 20 micon filter on the pump I use to collect from a mechanic I know, then I run it through two 10 micron bag filters, then through two 1 micron bag filters. I been mixing 15 gallons wmo with 21 gallons of diesel. I have run this mix for about 15,000 miles. I have a '96 with 310,000 miles.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:32 PM
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I have ran WMO VEGGIE DIESEL mix about 100 gallons worth.I pulled my injectors to install head studs and there wasn't any major carbon build up on the tips.Not sure on the internals.I should have some other injectors installed tomarrow and will get these sent off to get looked at.
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When ever I change my oil I run it through (2) one micron filter bags stuffed inside of each other. The oil is plain ole' rotella, no synthetic. Then I dump it in my in bed tank (100 gallon) with my WVO. Been doing that for about 10,000 miles. I notice no difference, but some people swear they can smell a difference in the exhaust. As far as power and milage, I don't notice a difference. Maybe one of these days I will marry a rich woman and buy the single shot injectors that I want and then I will let ya know if it has damaged the stock injectors. Always good to see other firemen on here......

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:32 AM
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I run it like crazy. I probably have about 6,000 miles on it so far. 99.5 7.3. If your engine requires ULSD, forget about it. I don't get synthetic, so I don't know.

I filter it twice before putting it in my tank.

I use a home depot GE whole house water filter which is good to 5-10 micron, then it goes through a 2 micron oil/water separator and then right into the tank.

I put in 5 gallons of diesel from a station, then fill the rest with WMO.

It smells like a tugboat and smokes when the engine is cold, but it runs just fine.

The only times I ever had a problem, they were my own fault. I clogged my 2u filter, so I didn't do 2u filtration and within 2 days, I clogged my truck's filter.

I don't know if my second problem was due to that batch since it was so long ago, but--I had a starvation problem under power, I was planning on putting a new fuel system on anyhow, I just hurried my decision. Turns out the pickup screen in the tank had a bunch of crud in it, I do have 265k miles, so who knows.

So when the tank was dropped, all that stuff was cleaned out.

I get my oil from our generators at work. Each oil change yields about 100 gallons, I have a little over 200 gallons in six drums in the generator lot and I plan on putting about 20 gallons in this afternoon, then I'll stop at a gas station a few blocks from work and add my 5 gallons.

In the winter, I doublt I'll be able to do an 80/20 mix that I'm currently doing. I may have to cut back to 50/50, but we'll see.
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Wow. Where do you work that uses generators that much? Sounds like a good source to have!
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i run waste aft. i collect the old from work. filter it throught 2 fuel filters for a 2003 f150 then put in the tank. i was mixing it 50/50 but here recently ive been getting a little heavier on the aft. probably more like 70% atf. been doing it since april. probably about 10,000 and so far so good.
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Sounds like it's gonna be a go for me soon.

what are ya'lls filtration setups? 55-gallon drum with a pump and filters or what?
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Wow. Where do you work that uses generators that much? Sounds like a good source to have!
7 2 megawatt generators. One actually has the deep sump option, so I get a little more than 100 out of that one.

Each one gets annual oil changes. They also run only about 15 hours a year and I get regular oil samples taken, so I know all the oil is fine.

We're installing 2 more next year, so I'll almost have 100 gallons per month available.

Not to mention, if there is oil left over from a fresh drum, they leave it behind, so I can use that for my truck's oil change.
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7.2 megawatts? how big is one of those? how many HP are the motors? isnt a 52 foot semi size trailer only like 2 mega watts? what are these things, like a train locomotive? Got any pics?!?! sorry to be a little off topic here...
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