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Old 04-19-2004, 11:58 AM
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If you guys aren't burning your used engine oil, the price of Diesel fuel hasn't become high enough yet. The idea of higher fuel prices is to discourage use or go to alternate fuels.

I burn my used engine oil: not even a plugged filter in over 10,000 miles of use.

P E H
1. What Brand engine oil are you using?
2. Are you filtering it before adding it to your tank?
3. Is there an increased amount of smoke coming from you car?
4. What about putting all that soot back into your engine, don't you think it causes damage?

Two gallons of fuel saved verses potential damage doesn't add up in my book.
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Old 04-19-2004, 01:37 PM
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VCR,

Say WHat?????????????

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I you think 0,749/L diesel expensive gasoline is 1.02/L
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:57 PM
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rdanz,

To answer your questions:

1. Brand of oil: Mobul 1, Castrol Syntec, Rotella synthetic and multiple brands of Dino oil.

2. Yes I filter the used oil before I add to Diesel fuel.

3. No noticeable difference in smoke

4. Soot damage, No problem. Only the smallest soot particles will get thru the filters and that will just burn (its just carbon) with the Diesel fuel.

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Old 04-19-2004, 09:05 PM
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Of course if you do it in California, the Air National Guard will mobilize an Apache strike on your ass for poluting our precious environment. Your Mileage, as they say, May Vary.


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Old 04-20-2004, 01:07 AM
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Smile My first ever fill

First fill in my newly acquired '84 SD and I had to go to 6 stations before I found one that had diesel. Right next to the community college so I got ripped off at $1.65. My next fill was 300.5 miles later @ 23.35mpg all city driving.....and I paid $1.57....getting better.....then last night saw the best price I have seen was $1.55 at a Diamond Shamrock.

Going to give my fuel economy it's first highway test this week....have a six hour drive (one way) to go to the outlaws....

Can't wait to see what happens on the highway!
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Old 04-20-2004, 05:31 AM
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Here in Santa Cruz, California, I have seen diesel as high as $2.35. Most stations have diesel for the same price as regular gasoline.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:17 PM
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Re: My first ever fill

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First fill in my newly acquired '84 SD and I had to go to 6 stations before I found one that had diesel. Right next to the community college so I got ripped off at $1.65.
I wish I could get ripped off at $1.65 right now. Diesel now in the Portland metro area is around $2.00 and up.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:28 PM
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Diesel is running me $1.67 here in Orlando near UCF. It has been $1.67 since August, while gas prices have gone from around $1.50 in August to $1.73 now. Glad to be driving a diesel here.
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Old 04-20-2004, 11:48 PM
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Paid $1.46 last week here in SC, went to Atlanta and it was about $1.53 this weekend... Reg gas here is $1.67
...Not quite time to use the Kero/used ATF/gasoline cocktail some yahoo told me about....
I looked into the "home brew" Bio diesel route since I have free used cooking oil available to me but the cost of Lye and Methanol plus the time and effort don't justify the costs.......
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Benzcrusher,

Why not use 50/50 Diesel and WVO. It should be warm enough in SC for that.

That would cut your cost in half. All you need is filters.

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Old 04-21-2004, 01:34 AM
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Benzcrusher,

Why not use 50/50 Diesel and WVO. It should be warm enough in SC for that.

That would cut your cost in half. All you need is filters.

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Old 04-21-2004, 01:40 AM
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Smile oh well

San Francisco $2.35 +++ per gallon.
Last week I cringed at $2.17 per gallon. It is on an upswing.
Diesel is a high mark up item for stations.
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2.49 a gallon in southern orange county.
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Old 04-21-2004, 02:16 AM
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Fuzzball, I remember my first fill-up. In some small Texas town in the middle of the night, the first of many on my way back to California...

Welcome to the board!
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Old 04-21-2004, 03:30 AM
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Ha ha ha ha ...

P.E.H.,

Was it me you were reffering to with the name "Benzcrusher" ... ?

I know, I know ... I crushed a benz. My beautiful ol' 115 is now sitting in a cube somewhere. But ya know, it kinda serves it right for taking so much of my hard earned money and time!

And in reply to your recomendation on WVO ... I am currently installing a Greasel 18 gallon second tank system. I will post a writeup on my install and a brief review on the whole system shortly.

(Diesel was 2.00 today! Thats cheap!)

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