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sqwert
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:55 am    Post subject: corn oil for diesel fuel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I got 15 gallons of Mazola corn oil new sealed in containers can I just put it in my truck fuel tank and run it? Should I blend it?
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: corn oil for diesel fuel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Strait,it might work at 90+degrees,but I think atleast 50%diesel fuel would be best.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: corn oil for diesel fuel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depends a lot on the injection pump I think. I've run a few gallons in each of my diesel Mercedes with no ill effects. Maybe run a gallon or two per tank for a couple weeks. The diesel will thin the mazola out for you. The real problem with running a lot of oil is its so thick it'll wear on the injection pump.
Depending on the engine you might find some smell, or not. My '83 Mercedes 240D made a distinct smell, my '85 Mercedes 190D did not but they're from 2 different engine families, the newer engine burns much cleaner.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: corn oil for diesel fuel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sqwert wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:55:26 05/03/11) I got 15 gallons of Mazola corn oil new sealed in containers can I just put it in my truck fuel tank and run it? Should I blend it?


I wouldn't chance it. I would blend it 50% with diesel. It should burn just fine.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: corn oil for diesel fuel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just my opinion, but if it were mine I would use the corn oil as an additive for lubricity. Maybe put in a gallon or maybe a little less each time I filled up. I would think it would do more good that way than to burn it as just fuel. Mike
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: corn oil for diesel fuel Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would mix it 20% to diesel 80%. Make sure the truck is out of warranty.
 
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