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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Burning WMO

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so i may have an option to get my hands on some Wmo. like... 300 gallons @ my school. the school has a sht ton of engines that they use and change the oil.. and the oils stored in 55 gal drums in one of the tool cages. im going to be asking the head of the department what they do with the oil... and maybe if i can get a hold of some for my truck.

i've been trying to do alot of reading on it on other posts, but i still have a few questions about doing it.

how much of a mix is good.. i dont care if it smokes, but i dont want it to be to thick and gum/ware the fuel system. (i go to school night shift so no one other then teckers are on the road at that time of the day)

my thoughts for filtration, using a hand pump.. if i can find one, From Walmart... the britta well water filter. the housing with a 5 micron filter, then into a storage jug. i want a water separator.. but i dont have a lot of $$ to get one set up.. and i dont know where to find one. but the oil im going after has been sitting in drums for a while... anything heavy should be settled to the bottom.


i am really just looking to be able to cut diesel fuel costs from 2.59 a gallon to something lower.. my bank acct for college is empty! ha ha ha not really funny. lol.

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Brita water filter That will never work. Besides I wouldnt want to run metal particles through my fuel system. It would be fine on an old IDI truck but never on a direct injected engine

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Brita water filter That will never work. Besides I wouldnt want to run metal particles through my fuel system. It would be fine on an old IDI truck but never on a direct injected engine
i don't remember if is brita or what, but yes, its for water systems.

why wouldn't the 5 micron filter catch solids.. vs a 5 micron oil filter?

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i don't remember if is brita or what, but yes, its for water systems.

why wouldn't the 5 micron filter catch solids.. vs a 5 micron oil filter?
The water filter isnt designed for oil. The water filter would most likely be damaged by the oil and become useless

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The water filter isnt designed for oil. The water filter would most likely be damaged by the oil and become useless
oh... dam.

what filter's would be good for doing it? i went to auto zone looking for in lines, and there wasnt anything less then 17 microns.

and how much would the good filters that are needed cost..?

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I have seen a guy change the oil in his tractor and pour it through a screen from a door straight in the tank. He was trying to make it smoke but this was around 96' or 97' I dont even know if they made chips back then, but anyway that was pretty crazy.

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I ran it through my fuel system when diesel was high. I filtered it to 2 micron bag filters then through a oil filter head with a magnet wraped around the filter and a de-watering filter after that.

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I'm also considering the idea of burning my used oil but I have some questions. The first is why are folks so scared of WMO? There are always statements like I don't want the metal particles and acids in my fuel system. Lets say that WMO just came from your crank case. That same oil was just in your HPO system and injectors. Is the fuel side of an injector much more fragile than the oil side? What am I missing? Educate me. All I want to do is reduce my fuel bill a little bit by burning WMO from my own vehicles that I currently give away to a recycler.

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the one thing i would be worried about is having synthetic oil mixed in with regular oil....if i remember correctly,the syn. doesnt seem to work/burn as well ...for filtering and cleaning,i use a centrifuge and heating elements,but we were using wvo for fuel..the centrifuge,imo,is the way to go,after letting it settle for a month or so...just my .02

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i would mix the wmo with diesel BEFORE you filter it. would make it much easier to pump. go to NAPA and get a fuel filter/water seperator and head, then a 2 micron or whatever you want to use for the final filter and head. put it all together and just pump your mixture through that. and if you really want to go all out, just buy a oil filter and head and run the straight WMO through that as you pump it into your diesel that you are mixing before you run it through the other 2 filters.

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