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Old 11-14-2013, 07:03 AM
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Using oil as fuel?

I had a buddy tell me that while he was fueling up his 6.0 diesel that a diesel mechanic that has a 99 7.3 told him that he has been running straight motor oil in his fuel take and even sometimes using used motor oil. He then went on to tell my buddy that every time he fills, he should put in a quart of either motor or hydraulic oil. I think the guy was pulling his leg. What does everyone else think?
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:05 AM
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Subscribed....I have heard of this also. I would be interested if is would work, that would soften the blow of that $100 oil change.LOL
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I'm guessing he's trying to increase lubricity in the fuel. I'll stick with tc-w3

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Used motor oil is great in older diesels and possible with a new one but new injectors are way more sensitive to dirty fuel. You would set it up similar to a veggie oil setup.

Just think though.... all the wear metals and carbon are in that old oil and must be cleaned out before running in your powerstroke.

An old IDI 7.3 or Volvo, Mercedes, Volkswagen engine? go for it they run on anything and are way more forgiving.
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My boss uses his old used oil for fue, adds 10% of unleded and 90% of his used oil.

But he also has a 12V pretty sure those run on s*** lol
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:01 AM
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With a 6.0 you want to make sure your oil is cleaner than fresh virgin snow and your oil as clean as you can possibly get it. I change my filters every year no matter the miles. And heck Im lookin into a pre-fuel filter filter.
With the old diesel burners you could run some ugly stuff. But those days are gone.
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You got that right! There are also acids in used oil. I understand the concept of adding oil to the tank to help lubricity but used oil is a big no no. I do know an older diesel mechanic who fills his spin-on fuel filter with trans fluid when changing. It does not put out a cloud of smoke like you think it would. He swears it mixes with the fuel gradually and beats having to come up with a quart of diesel.

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You got that right! There are also acids in used oil. I understand the concept of adding oil to the tank to help lubricity but used oil is a big no no. I do know an older diesel mechanic who fills his spin-on fuel filter with trans fluid when changing. It does not put out a cloud of smoke like you think it would. He swears it mixes with the fuel gradually and beats having to come up with a quart of diesel.

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Except you can almost buy 2 gallons of diesel for the cost of 1 qt of merc V

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It is easier to pour out of a quart container. Besides you are missing the point. The trans fluid in the filter element adds additional lubrication over time.

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my uncles friend gets trans fluid from the shops around town. he runs his 7.3 mainly on that.

he tows his drag car all over california running trans fluid.

course it takes some cleaning, ill ask him if he does anything else to it before he puts it in his tank.
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