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would a microscope help?
« on: April 04, 2016, 06:47:45 PM »
A thought in my head...  after the revelation that submicron particles screw up the injector pump when running WMO/WVO at the same time or in close succession.

Whether just a common microscope inspection of the post filtered or even post centrifuged fuel on a slide might give some visual reference of how 'dirty' it is, though perhaps sub-micron particles are too small to image even at 1000x with enough resolution.  I'm aware thats pushing limits a little


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Re: would a microscope help?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 05:27:14 AM »
Microscope inspection sounds like a good idea.  However, alternative fuel blends can just be settled for a week to a month to reveal accumulations of sediments, if there are any.  Doing this I have definitely found sediments in past blends going back years ago.  WMO blends are particularly susceptible to sediments of ultra-fine particles.  This is why, if I am going to run WMO blends, then I will centrifuge it until there are no more sediments found in the centrifuge bowl.
I have run various blends of waste oils and unleaded gasoline since Feb, 2007 in a 1983 Chevy G-20 van with a 6.2L diesel V-8 engine, with a Stanadyne Rotary DB2 IP. I have started the engine with no difficulty on an 80/20 (WVO/gas) blend down to 3F (-16c).  I now run 60/20/20 (WVO/diesel/gas)