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Old 10-10-2019, 02:08 AM
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Testing fuel for diesel compatibility

So I just scored an incredible source of oil. It's cutting oil from a very high end machining production facility. I'm talking a lot and probably a fairly steady supply. A Nice clean 275 tote and more. They say it's 80% cutting oil and 20% mineral spirits. It's clean and thin as or maybe thinner than diesel. Looks like slightly turned bad gas color, light pissy I'll call it, not fully yellow/orangey. It's definitely been filtered out of thier machine but I'll still run it through the centrifuge I'm picking up tomorrow to be safe for the random chunk of metal that could be lurking. I put a sample in the freezer before I got in bed. I did a quick flash test in a stainless pan and it lit fairly easy with a torch but not till it got a little heat in it, not like gas igniting. Are there any simple tests I can do for like specific gravity or anything to know if it's too volatile and should be cut with wmo? I've read a little on the mineral spirits being similar to old gas(and good for wmo80) in the fact that it's long chain hydrocarbons and old gas has the short chain hydros evaporated off. I could be backwards there though. I'm going to have an EGT in my bus for sure(dt360 International) and will probably throw one in my 300sd as well, as I plan to mess around with some things like water meth and propane injection.

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