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Old 09-07-2005, 09:11 PM
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wvo lit up!

I've read several posts how RUG/WVO combis aren't flammable. Because I'm considering an oil pan heater on the bottom of my fuel tank this winter (plugged in overnight like a block heater), I thought Id better assure myself that this wouldnt blow up my car.

A 4:1 and 5:1 WVO/RUG mix both caught fire when lit with a match, and kept burning!

I'm going to put straight #2 diesel in the refrigerator and freezer along with my test samples, and see if theyre all similar. This flame up causes me to reconsider heating W/R mixtures, and if it is similar in consistency with #2, I'll just not heat it.

Anyone have experience with unheated W/R in cold climates? Appreciate all feedback.
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:31 PM
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no way in heck you will ever meet the flashpoint of the hydrocarbons of wvo/rug blend with a wimpy pad heater.

In other words, dont worry about it, it will NOT blow up. Now, dont go putting a lit match in your tank... because it probably will. Just remember, fire/explosions can not happen without the presence of oxygen. Think smart, and be safe.
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:35 AM
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I've read several posts how RUG/WVO combis aren't flammable. Because I'm considering an oil pan heater on the bottom of my fuel tank this winter (plugged in overnight like a block heater), I thought Id better assure myself that this wouldnt blow up my car.

A 4:1 and 5:1 WVO/RUG mix both caught fire when lit with a match, and kept burning!

I'm going to put straight #2 diesel in the refrigerator and freezer along with my test samples, and see if theyre all similar. This flame up causes me to reconsider heating W/R mixtures, and if it is similar in consistency with #2, I'll just not heat it.

Anyone have experience with unheated W/R in cold climates? Appreciate all
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You must have VERY HOT matches

As you can see in the pic the match is over 1/2 burnt down and second latter it went out! The blend NEVER caught on fire.

Oh Yeah...NEVER EVEN THINK ABOUT PUTTING A MATCH IN THE TANK!!! IT WILL BLOW UP (GAS FUMES). I NEVER SAID IT WAS NOT FLAMABLE!!!!!! If it wasnt flamable it wouldnt be FUEL!!

Blend used in test.

4 Gallons WVO
1 Gallon RUG
2 oz. cetane boost
1 oz.acetone
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