Originally Posted by banman
Hauling ~285 gal of home brew... The better part of $1000 worth of fuel from the pump...
I take it the HEUI system doesn't mind your homebrew?
I guess only the future will tell if that's a hobby I want to get into...
What do you figure your cost per gallon with homebrew?
My DT360 is all mechanical with a Bosch inline pump similar to the 12v Cummins.
It costs us roughly $.15 / gallon to batch our fuel.
We burn use waste petroleum oils (motor oil, atf, hydraulic oil, etc) centrifuged and thinned with gasoline in multi-tank systems. Startup, warmup, and shutdown always done on clean pump diesel.
I've ran over 1k gallons through our IDIs and several hundred through a Cummins. Only issues came up was before using multiple tanks. Cold starting on oil cokes the injectors quickly. Easy enough to pop the injectors out and clean the tips with a brass brush though if something goes wrong.
Look up WMO or black diesel for info.
The HEUI systems tend to like atf and hydraulic oil. Had a buddy who ran his 7.3 powerstroke on nothing but atf for years without a problem.