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Has anyone heard about this? I was talking to a member at the fish & game club I belong to. He claims he takes used motor oil and blends it with some ingredient that costs .75 gallon to produce and burns it in his home furnace and his GMC diesel van. The exhaust smelled like a heavy diesel equipment running- kind of oily smell.

He was being very evasive about it, wouldn't even tell me the ingredient just that he found out about it in some farm magazine and he's been running it for almost a year. I couldnt find anything online about it.



 
Registered: April 28, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's a bit like distillation. Heat used engine oil until it smokes, then condense it into a liquid. Smelly, high temperatures, and toxic ash as a waste product. But it may make a good diesel fuel.
 
Location: Colorado | Registered: March 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No, he claimed it was mixing it with something not high heat.



 
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Originally posted by freesoul:
No, he claimed it was mixing it with something not high heat.
Then he's got some vegetable oil/gasoline/kerosene blended with WMO....and probably the secrete deezel snake oil.

"Cracking" is a high temperature process.
 
Location: Colorado | Registered: March 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No, he claimed it was mixing it with something not high heat.

Then he's not cracking it. He'll be diluting it with some hydrocarbon thinner like toluene or something and filtering it. Possibly low grade cellulose paint thinners they use for washing out spray guns in body shops.
 
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You mean salt cracking.I've heard that works with salt rock and drill motor mixer.They offered it for wvo,but I tasted the result and it was salty.Old engine and trans oil might be different.


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Has anyone heard about this? I was talking to a member at the fish & game club I belong to. He claims he takes used motor oil and blends it with some ingredient that costs .75 gallon to produce and burns it in his home furnace and his GMC diesel van. The exhaust smelled like a heavy diesel equipment running- kind of oily smell.

He was being very evasive about it, wouldn't even tell me the ingredient just that he found out about it in some farm magazine and he's been running it for almost a year. I couldnt find anything online about it.

Now I am considering the possibility of converting used motor oil to a diesel fuel after seeing it on a website but I do have a lot of question in mind.. Could this clog fuel filters and injectors? I’ve read that the impurities from brake fluid and chips of steel/metal could kill your engine controls.. The heavy diesel equipment running oily smell from the exhaust could be a sign of exhaust and engine problems...

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If you are sure the used motor oil does not contain anything harmefull like antifreeze or brake fluid all that is needed is to filter it well and blend it with diesel and/or RUG, some folks are using 20% rug only. THIS LINKS TO a discussion about blending Used Motor OIl as fuel.

Another discussion about used motor oil.

And another discussion.
 
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