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Old 07-17-2012, 03:18 PM
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Mileage on WMO

Does anyone here have a large number of miles on WMO? Anyone over 10k?

Curious especially about those running WMO on an IDI engine. What problems have you encountered?

Yeah, naysayers, I've read lots of theads about what might happen. I'd like to hear from folks about what has actually happened from running WMO.
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i currently have about 700 miles of experience running a 10% mix of WMO, and so far so good. after all i've read, you don't want to try to run it straight, as its just way too thick, but a conservative mix appears to be pretty safe.
as was mentioned by several guys in my thread, filtering it is an important step. so far i've poured a total of 5.5 gallons into my tank, all filtered through a 100 micron paint filter. i plan to start using a blue-jean filter before my next fill-up, which is reportedly in the 5-10 micron range.
for running this mix, my MPG has gone from about 14.5 to 16, when only counting the diesel fuel and not the oil i added. an increase of 1.5 points puts a smile on my face!
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:29 AM
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My experience with it is limited as well.

I used about the same, 5-6 gallons mixed with a small amount of gas and 6 gallons or so of diesel.

I may not have thinned it enough but my truck had serious acceleration and sluggishness issues.

Of course I also had been running wvo and various other fuels during this time so not a true wmo trial.

gas mileage seemed about the same but oil does have a higher BTU right?
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Of course I also had been running wvo and various other fuels during this time so not a true wmo trial.

gas mileage seemed about the same but oil does have a higher BTU right?
Yep, WMO has 10-15k more BTU per gallon than petrodiesel, so overheating can be an issue, but you can expect slightly improved fuel economy as well.

Were you mixing WVO and WMO? I have heard that can cause serious issues.
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Linus was mixing the two, and it did get him into some serious issues with sludge coming out of the fuel and clogging up filters and stuff. but since his test was with a combination of WMO and WVO, i don't think the problems he had will apply to those of us who are only playing with WMO and #2
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