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Old 04-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #21
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Extremely counter productive practice recommended by many old timer diesel guys. At best its destructive to fuel systems & engines even when blended properly which takes more time than its worth in small volumes. /Craig S

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:19 PM   #22
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I'm not saying it is good or bad, but when I used to work at a saw mill, I enjoyed hanging out for lunch in the mechanics shop. Forklift operators would bring their rigs in complaining about the smoke and running rough and it turned out they were putting hydraulic fluid in the fuel tank by accident. The mechanic told them to suffer through it and burn it off, he wasn't doing anything about it. Those forklifts ran 24/7. He told me a diesel will burn just about anything but gas!

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Old 04-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by beachbum29 View Post
Why would anyone run contaminated motor oil through their fuel system?

My passion for improving my boat(s) exceeds my desire to constantly cruise them.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #24
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It sounds like a classic case of just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it.

You can run a diesel on used vegetable oil but most never will because of the mess and time commitment.


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