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Motor oil in your diesel fuel

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Fuels' started by Philbilly2, May 17, 2008.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 Just a speck on the wall

    Anyone else running motor oil in there diesel fuel?

    I am currently running a 8:1 ratio of diesel fuel mixed with used 15w40 oil drained out of tractors, trucks, anything I can find on the farm or off that has free oil.

    Iam blending 3 gallons to a 26 gallon tank. I have buddies who are running a long bed blending 5 gallons of oil to a 34 gallon tank.

    The way I see it, I save $12 dollars on every fill up.

    Truck runs better than ever
     
  2. fbh31118

    fbh31118 Cadet

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    Wow! Are you filtering it before you use it? Does your truck smoke much from it? Oh wait, just noticed the avitar. ):h
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 Just a speck on the wall

    Yes it is pumped through a 2 micron fuel filter out of the 55 gallon drums.

    Then my airdog lift pump filters it again.

    No, she dosn't smoke a lick :smilielol5:
     
  4. michael nelson

    michael nelson diesel addict

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    liar..liar...pantys on fire:cornut:
     
  5. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    I've heard from some diesel mech not to do that because it will really "F" up the injectors and can damage the internals....

    I'm using the RBP additive and I love it...I know Ragin Diesel on here has his own mix and its supposed to be pretty good too
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 Just a speck on the wall

    The thing that I like the most about it is it dosen't smell like a Duramax anymore. (You guys know what I mean every brand of truck as it burns the fuel it has a different smell) It smells like an old IH tractor now.:frown2:
     
  7. nosliw

    nosliw Recruit

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    same here. i don't have a lot of cars though but when i do change the oil in what i have it doesn't go to waste.

    that and used vegetable oil.
     
  8. KBcoltcompany

    KBcoltcompany Diesel Head, Patriot

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    Sanger, Texas
    IMO, I wouldn't do it. Used oil isn't meant to be burnt with out producing ash, which is exactly what do not want.. If you want a cheap lube for the fuel system, use 2-stroke TCW-3 oil. It is ashless and MEANT to be burnt (i.e. ignited) Just my 2 cents on a 12k dollar engine.
     
  9. KBcoltcompany

    KBcoltcompany Diesel Head, Patriot

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    I love the way my Dmax smells, especially with no kitty.):h
     
  10. tomrex

    tomrex Professional Idiot

    I do it. 3 gallons to most tankfuls. Poor DPF!! Haha, I don't feel bad for it.
     
  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 Just a speck on the wall

    That a boy!!! Are you running used motor oil or somthing else Tom?
     
  12. BudTX

    BudTX Edjumacated Redneck

    I agree. I add 1 ounce of 2-stroke to every gallon of ULSD to aid lubricity. I also run Power Service as an additive.
     
  13. KBcoltcompany

    KBcoltcompany Diesel Head, Patriot

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    I gained about 1.2 mpg using 2-cycle....no joke. I was getting about 480 miles to a full tank (24 gallons). My last fill up went to 535 miles and my engine just purrs....well, it purred before, but just seems happier.:cornut:
     
  14. tomrex

    tomrex Professional Idiot

    I put whatever is close to me in it. I've mixed in trans fluid, two stroke oil, and used motor oil. I have TONS of used motor oil in the back yard, I figured I'd put it to good use.

    I am also using 10 gallons of old #2 heating oil. Its been in the basement for years and there's almost 400 gallons down there. I'm mixing about 10 gallons in with each tank. Same mileage, no weird noises, and a LOT cheaper. I assume it is High Sulfur content, but whatever. DPF has gone to hell anyways, may as well finish her off. :D
     
  15. pgguru

    pgguru Recruit

    I had 2000 gallons of Free #2 (20 years Old) that I burnt before I went to Bio
     
  16. 05_CTD_CalebS

    05_CTD_CalebS New Member

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    I used to run 1 qt of TC-W3 2 cycle in every tank on my 01.5 24V Cummins...worked great for lubricity and made for a much quieter engine rattle..haha.
     
  17. bighawg

    bighawg Proud Rider of the Short Bus

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    I always knew that a diesel would run on about anything, but I just worried about screwing up my truck.
     
  18. 01duramax6spd

    01duramax6spd Recruit

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    I to am running between 2.5-5gal per 34gal tank. I have about 500gal of clean waste oil spoken for. I'm filtering it down out of a 30gal barrel before running it.
     
  19. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    what about running straight kerosene. one of the stations in town has it for 4.25 a gallon right now when diesel is 4.50+.

    one of my neighbors runs about a 1:3 ratio of used motor oil to diesel in his tractors. they all smoke like a freight train, but they all still run.
     
  20. nosliw

    nosliw Recruit

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    kerosene is super dry. needs a lot of lube to get it up to par
     

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