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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have 100 gallons of mineral oil and 110 gallons of soy oil... can I make bio diesel with these?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2008, 07:55 PM
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You can with the soy oil, I do not know about the mineral oil...

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Soy oil for sure can be used for BIO diesel production....

In small portions you can use the mineral oil as a fuel lubricant. I wouldn't use more than 128:1 ratio. But I would NOT suggest using mineral oil. Not knowing whats in it... (Ash levels, other chemicals, etc) These thing can level deposits on your pistons or injectors...

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don't use the mineral oil, you need fatty acid chains in order to make bio-diesel, or hydrocarbon chains to make petrol-diesel, if you can tell me just what mineral oil is I can tell you whether to make it or not, but until you can, don't
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I was told by a good source that I can run soy oil 50/50 with diesel, how good of an idea is that?
and here is info on the mineral oil.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil

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well, you can run anywhere between 0 and 100% percent converted soy oil, or you can run 100% straight soy oil, and that's it unless it's been converted it won't mix well with the diesel

and as for the mineral oil, I don't think it's the right stuff, from that article it sounds like t's too viscous, the atom-chains are too long to work well, it might, but i still wouldn't, there;'s no real risk to risk it
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well, you can run anywhere between 0 and 100% percent converted soy oil, or you can run 100% straight soy oil, and that's it unless it's been converted it won't mix well with the diesel

and as for the mineral oil, I don't think it's the right stuff, from that article it sounds like t's too viscous, the atom-chains are too long to work well, it might, but i still wouldn't, there;'s no real risk to risk it
thanks for all the info Cajun!

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if you need any help on the conversion you can pm me or ask in a thread, it's all pretty simple, just gotta be careful, any ford 03-newer, any d-max, and any dodge 03-newer will be very picky when it comes to particulates in the fuel, so you need to filter it well
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if you need any help on the conversion you can pm me or ask in a thread, it's all pretty simple, just gotta be careful, any ford 03-newer, any d-max, and any dodge 03-newer will be very picky when it comes to particulates in the fuel, so you need to filter it well
awesome! thanks!
what would need to start converting?

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well, I meant the oil to fuel, sorry, but your truck is pretty new, so I'd say nothing, but there are some problems with rubber lines being eaten away at, but nothing serious, and your first fuel filter might need to be changed pretty quickly, as well as bio lubricates engine parts, it's a solvent to just about everthing else, and you will need to change the fuel filter or it might get clogged with fresh junk you've just knocked off
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