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Transformer Oil

Has anyone heard of running transformer oil for fuel? I have a truck in my bay right now that does not like to run on it and eats fuel pumps!

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I have heard of alot of things, but this is a first. :
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It even has transformers in the bed that he just picked up!

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hold ur nose

most old transformers and even some new are loaded with oil loaded with PCB'S. not to good to handle or injest. very bad for ur health. if thats the case that he runs it in his truck the EPA would have a field day with him.
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That's what we thought about the epa. I don't think we are going to warranty his injectors which may make him mad but he can't push the issue to much.

(by the way it has already had 6 fuel pumps and 11 injectors at his home dealer)

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Yeah that stuff is bad news....probably pretty toxic. If I was the service manager I wouldnt warranty it either. Just cause its oil doesnt mean it can be burnt in an engine and recycled.

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Yes, Transformer oil is pure mineral oil, the oil used in small distribution transformers TYPICALLY did not have a very high pcb content, however, transformers over about 100kva typically had quite high pcb concentration.

I think pcbs were outlawed in the late 1960s. Granted there is still a small content of PCBs in new transformers' oil, but the epa limits it to 50ppm or less, which is deemed safe.


The transformers in the bed of the truck, are they like light gray, or like dark gray or even black? If they are the last two, they may have high concentrations of PCBs
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most old transformers and even some new are loaded with oil loaded with PCB'S. not to good to handle or injest. very bad for ur health. if thats the case that he runs it in his truck the EPA would have a field day with him.

They haven't been allowed to use PCB oils for a while...

Most PCB transformers have been phased out...if he's running it through a truck, he's in DEEP CHIT if he get's caught.

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Yes, Transformer oil is pure mineral oil, the oil used in small distribution transformers TYPICALLY did not have a very high pcb content, however, transformers over about 100kva typically had quite high pcb concentration.

I think pcbs were outlawed in the late 1960s. Granted there is still a small content of PCBs in new transformers' oil, but the epa limits it to 50ppm or less, which is deemed safe.


The transformers in the bed of the truck, are they like light gray, or like dark gray or even black? If they are the last two, they may have high concentrations of PCBs
While very generally they follow that coloring, coloration has nothing to do with PCB content...

Again, if he get's caught "disposing" of PCB-contaminated or PCB-containing oil...he is in DEEP chit...and PCBs are covered under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)...PCB contaminated soils can only go to a few approved landfills...

He sounds like the typical jerk that goes in for warranty work and makes the rest of us "guilty by association"...in this case being a diesel owner. Also sounds like he runs whatever he can put into the tank regardless...

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