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Old 08-07-2005, 02:30 PM
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Thanks for the link Twitchkitty. One question I had isn't answered though. WVO will have a certain amount of water in it. Water will ruin the IP. How is the water removed?

Thanks.

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I dry my thoroughly filtered oil by heating each batch (16 litres) on the kitchen stove to 225F (measured with a candy thermometer). I can see very small water bubbles rise to the surface. As soon as the bubbles stop I remove the heat, pour it back into the plastic bucket and seal the lid on so that humidity will not be re-absorbed from the air. These are the original 16 litre plastic canola oil buckets, and they do withstand that high temperature no problem.

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Old 08-07-2005, 02:46 PM
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Thumbs up Get a Good source!!!!!

coachgeo yo are right on; Getting a great source for WVO is the foundation for doing this ; If you get crappy oil then you will have more work to do.

And If you use a RUG mix than you will have NO problems.....

Good WVO source, Have it emptied directly to a sealed container.

I'm filtering my oil through a folded bed sheet.......

I am pretty content with only buying 4 gallons of RUG to fil my tank ...

for now ...
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I dry my thoroughly filtered oil by heating each batch (16 litres) on the kitchen stove to 225F (measured with a candy thermometer). I can see very small water bubbles rise to the surface. As soon as the bubbles stop I remove the heat, pour it back into the plastic bucket and seal the lid on so that humidity will not be re-absorbed from the air. These are the original 16 litre plastic canola oil buckets, and they do withstand that high temperature no problem.

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Thanks Dave. I think I'll set my operation up in one of my buildings instead of using our kitchen.

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Austin, do you mix the RUG thoroughly before adding to the tank ? Couldn't you use Premium Gasoline and why not ?

How do you dewater the oil again ?
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Anybody know where I can find Off Spec Oil from factories for like $1 a gallon, in California ? Thanks
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I mix the stuff well I guess by shaking a bit in a 5 gallon gas can ...It doesn't take much to mix it...You just don't want to add it piece by piece to your tank...

Premium is more $$$$; RUG is all you need.

I don't see any water in my oil..The first batch I got I let it settle for several days in the garage and didn't see any water or solids.

Now I am asking my source to empty into pails I left them directly so no chance of H2O getting in.

ALot of people here are a bit analytical ; bottom line is the car runs like a dream smells like tempura; costs less than .50 /gallon; and when my Lab is in the car she always thinks we're at a restaurant.

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Old 08-07-2005, 07:06 PM
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Californian: Earlier in this thread I quoted the owners manual for my '80 300TD that suggests RUG, not premium, for thinning diesel in winter.
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Steve, I remember you stated that, and I guess that's why I asked. I am the kind of guy who is a bit analytical. At least if I understand things a bit more, I'll be more comfortable with this. Thanks Steve.
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Heres a few things I know about WVO Blends.

1. I have heard of no Mercesdes engine failures due to WVO use or WVO blends!

2. I have heard about a alot of CLOGGED fuel filters due to LOW GRADE WVO!
DO NOT USE...partially hydrogentated oil or oil with FATS OR TALLOW!! These can only be used with a FULL HEATED FUEL SYSTEM.. not blends

3.Dont worry about coking or dirty injectors on RUG / WVO blends. A guy on another forum posted pics of his injectors after 7000 miles of a 10/90 rug/wvo blend. They look great!

4.RUG 20% / WVO 80% WILL NOT LIGHT WITH A MATCH.

5.Theres a alot of people that have gone well over 100k on WVO & blends.
Running straight WVO for 40,000 miles you will save enough to buy a BRAND NEW ENGINE! $6000.00 Diesel in San Diego is now $2.99 a gal.

I have a surplus of HIGH GRADE WVO. If anyone needs some FREE WVO in San Diego email me with your ph # or if anyone needs help.

Heres a pic of HIGH GRADE WVO Peanut Oil
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Matt, why did you choose 20%RUG and not 10%RUG. I am willing to try and very confident that WVO with RUG will not create problems, but what would be the most ideal mix percentage. I don't want to have too much that it'll mess up the pump, or too little that it will coke the injectors.
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Matt, why did you choose 20%RUG and not 10%RUG. I am willing to try and very confident that WVO with RUG will not create problems, but what would be the most ideal mix percentage. I don't want to have too much that it'll mess up the pump, or too little that it will coke the injectors.
GOOD question. Also, what about the cetane boost? That was mentioned earlier in this thread but I notice Matt didn't have it on his list. Or is cetane boost unnecessary due to the addition of RUG?

Thanks for the pic Matt. I've been wondering what high grade oil looks like. the oil I've collected looks exactly the same so I guess I've got the high grade stuff.

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Please email with your ph#s & I'll help you guys out.

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Man I went into a Wallgreens tonite with my 300 across the parking lot, my son inside listening to ^&$#@@ ; and the car running....I could smell the Tempura oil once I left the store!!!

This is cool! (glad I didn't get another Volvo.)

btw I found there is a local Harbour Freight store less than 1/2 hr away; so I will check it out for a pump for my 55G drum.........better than a syphon...and high tech.
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I found this article in the local gov website: http://www.michigan.gov/cis/0,1607,7-154-10573_11472-47030--M_2002_8,00.html


I hope there is some left for me to find!
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btw I found there is a local Harbour Freight store less than 1/2 hr away; so I will check it out for a pump for my 55G drum.........better than a syphon...and high tech.
I am going to hijack this thread for a minute................

For the first time I am going to spend some serious money on my filteration system. So far it has been nickle and dime stuff - but - I have come to realize that a good versatile 12v pump is the heart of the system.

My plans are:

Hand Cart with large tires (already purchased at Harbor Freight)
15 Gallon Poly Drum (Free)
12V Battery (Free - I'm using a large Gel Cel from a UPS System)
Pump (Drum Roll Please... Shurflo 3000-350 - designed as a oil transfer pump with reverse switch - impeller design, not piston - Approx. $115.00)

With everything mounted on the Hand Cart - I can fill the 15 Gallon Poly Tank - Wheel the unit out to the car - throw the reverse switch - and fill the car. With the connections being standard garden hose - I can easily use this pump without removing it from the hand cart to transfer oil from my storage drums to my settling drum.

I may also be investing in a Eagle Drum Funnel with strainer(P/N 1662) and cover(P/N 1664). This is more of a want than a need - But it's so cool!!!

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