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Old 04-26-2019, 08:17 PM
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Crude oil anybody?

Been playing with it now for a couple of years. Results are very good.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:13 PM
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The nasty stuff or the clean??
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:27 PM
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Fresh out of the ground. It's pumped into 100 barrel tank. I let it set overnight to make sure no water. I even quit filtering it. No issues so far. I have recently quit blending with diesel. Other than the motor running quieter I can't really tell a difference.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:36 PM
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Fresh out of the ground.
You have an oil well so to speak? Isn't crude oil very thick, mixed with sand and water?
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:03 PM
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This viscosity of this crude is about the same as diesel. And I also know that there is some paraffin content, when we ship our oil I looked in the bottom of the tank and saw it. I am running it in it in a couple old indirect injected Diesel's I have around. I have a measuring stick that touches that paraffin in the bottom of the tank. I haven't noticed any abrasiveness or sand.Both trucks that I run it in do have pretty hearty filter systems on them from the factory.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:13 PM
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I don't think I would run it in a electronically-controlled diesel but these old mechanical ones don't seem to mind. When you ship oil there are transport costs and you are paid by a moving monthly average. I'm thinking that it works out to about $0.85 a gallon. I would like to do a MPG comparison,but neither vehicle is really the type you take out and travel with.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:31 PM
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Good for you. I thought crude oil is thick and mix with debris. You get gasoline, diesel, tar, bitumen and alike after refining/distillation. Your crude probably is the exception rather than the rule.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:50 AM
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We have many samples at our lab at work. Some are honey gold, others are dark and thick.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:58 PM
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That is very interesting. Could you post some pictures of it showing its color in a clear glass jar?
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:11 PM
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Sure, I will snap some pictures tomorrow at work as well.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:54 PM
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I might add, my injection pump is set up as a multi-fuel. I learned that there is a compensator for fuel viscosity somewhere in the pump. I personally have never torn into a pump to see what is actually in there. The military wants to be able to run whatever fuel is available. I am pumping the wells today. but I will collect what I plan on running through the trucks before I pump so that there is not a water issue.I am going to collect an extra 5 gallons to run through a 1982 300D. It has been in long-term storage and I think the crude will give her a good tank of fuel to get broken in on. I asked my employer why such a big difference from well to well in the crude oil. Some contain heavier hydrocarbons, such as used in asphalt and Diesel production. Lighter blends of crude maybe minus the heavier hydrocarbon but contain liquefied natural gas that is known in the industry as condensate. We always called it drip gas. It is as clear as water when separated from the crude. My grandfather always ran it in the lawn mowers and such. Depending on the reservoir, the depth and location all caused different types of crude to be produced. So evidently all those dinosaurs rotted differently depending on several factors.

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Subscribed. Where is the oil field you are getting this light crude from? I worked briefly as an engineer in the Utah oil fields, and the crude was solid at room temperature there. Central CA and Texas have lighter crude IIRC.
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S.E. Ohio. The formation that these are producing from is called the Injun Sand.Drilled 1911 with a spudder rig.I will try to snap some pics of different crude when I get back home. Many believe that the first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania, however the first was drilled in macksburg Ohio which is dead north of here about 14 miles. My employer has pictures of people at the turn of the century ladling the oil out of the creek to put in barrels and float down to the Ohio River. Of course all the natural rock pressure is long gone due to the amount of drilling.
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I tried putting it up to the sun,but couldn't get rid of the glare.Probably as dark as a stiff cup of black coffee.We just took the Mercedes for a drive on pure crude.I really haven't driven this car enough to compare it with diesel.But it is so much quieter.
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