View Poll Results: What kind of fuel are you using?
Gasoline 50 20.08%
Diesel 162 65.06%
Propane 17 6.83%
Veggie Oil 17 6.83%
Other 3 1.20%
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #41
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Re: What kind of fuel are you using?

I also use diesel
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #42
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I used turbo diesel in my vehicle because it has additive in it for better mileage and long life for engine. I think you Just go with whatever the car manufacturer recommends it helps in many ways.
me too. i ony fill up at the pump with "turbo diesel"...
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #43
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I used turbo diesel in my vehicle because it has additive in it for better mileage and long life for engine. I think you Just go with whatever the car manufacturer recommends it helps in many ways.

I read through some of this guy's posts. Strange stuff. Can't figure it out.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #44
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I used turbo diesel in my vehicle because it has additive in it for better mileage and long life for engine. I think you Just go with whatever the car manufacturer recommends it helps in many ways.

I read through some of this guy's posts. Strange stuff. Can't figure it out.
check out my thread ineverything else they will take over our minds next.....so very matrix....makes ya wonder???? [Que:twillite zone music]
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:02 PM   #45
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Re: What kind of fuel are you using?

Diesel in our.....uh....well, skoolie to be. I like the idea of being able to use just about anything in a pinch. The diesel engine was made to be used on tractors and run on peanut oil so farmers could grow their own fuel basically. If you were dangerously low say to a fuel leak that you didnt notice due to broken guages or something like that, your more likely to find a place that sells tranny fluid, brake fluid or motor oil you could poor into your tank and limp somewhere to actually refuel. Of course this would be only in an emergency and you'd never want to just run your rig on anything but diesel unless you do at necessary modding bases on the alternative fuel.

I also like 'em cause I think the diesel engine sounds better than a gassers exhaust.

I hope this posts because I've written a separate post on the hens rear end several times, even with SKOOLIE in the topic but it never shows up.

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I will be running some percentage of a waste motor oil/ regular gasoline mix with diesel. I've running wmo blends for over 5 years in my diesel truck,so I have a pretty good body of experience and the equipment needed to de-water, filter and blend wmo fuels.
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I will be running some percentage of a waste motor oil/ regular gasoline mix with diesel. I've running wmo blends for over 5 years in my diesel truck,so I have a pretty good body of experience and the equipment needed to de-water, filter and blend wmo fuels.

Share your setup.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:56 PM   #48
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OK, I will. But I'll do in the alternative fuel thread.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f17/bu...tml#post111495
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OK, I will. But I'll do in the alternative fuel thread.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f17/bu...tml#post111495

Thanks. I will read through it later.
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I have a friend that has been doing BMW and Mercedes on a local fish oyster bar oil for year's and I just gave him new pumps to help him seperate the only complaint he has is that the fuel pump's on the Mercedes can't handle the thicker fuel! And there vehicles run great for free except for the effort it takes at home to make your own!!!
I don't know enough about it to change my 8.2 DT boat anchor but the real question I have is if you can and do run off of this? When you are on the road Do you just show up at a resturaunt and ask if you can suck there waste oil out of there tank? Most already have a contract to do so? Unless you carry a powered pump and filtration on-board to create what you need? I think that until there are fuel station's that provide this that you can only go where 1 tank of fuel can get you and back but it is always good to mix the two if you get in a bind? Running free means you stay close to home? Carry your fuel with you? Or your fuel pump can move the waste oil (after separated from the solid's ) and your motor is willing to accept both? Expect a cough or stutter step every time your motor transition's between the different fuel's
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