Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-17-2012, 04:18 PM
flainn's Avatar
flainn flainn is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,158
flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.
matthew.mccleary.nm harleynmt matthewmccleary immortalbroom32
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.
__________________
Four wheels: '04 F-350 XL, 3.73 SRW, early 6.0, 5R110W, 342k -- sold. '04 Chevy Tahoe, 5.3, 4L60E, 88k (wife's).
Two wheels: '90 Kawasaki KX 250, '83 Kawasaki KX 80 bored to 125, '96 Yamaha PW 80
Past: '84 F-350 6.9, '86 F-250 6.9, '88 Bronco II 2.9, '91 Explorer 4.0, '94 F-250 7.3, '94 F-250 351w, '97 F-250 351w, '99 Escort 2.0
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2012, 03:16 AM
joshofalltrades joshofalltrades is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,541
joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.
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!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-18-2012, 07:29 AM
linus72's Avatar
linus72 linus72 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 298
linus72 is starting off with a positive reputation.
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?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-18-2012, 10:01 AM
flainn's Avatar
flainn flainn is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,158
flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.
matthew.mccleary.nm harleynmt matthewmccleary immortalbroom32
Quote:
Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
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.
__________________
Four wheels: '04 F-350 XL, 3.73 SRW, early 6.0, 5R110W, 342k -- sold. '04 Chevy Tahoe, 5.3, 4L60E, 88k (wife's).
Two wheels: '90 Kawasaki KX 250, '83 Kawasaki KX 80 bored to 125, '96 Yamaha PW 80
Past: '84 F-350 6.9, '86 F-250 6.9, '88 Bronco II 2.9, '91 Explorer 4.0, '94 F-250 7.3, '94 F-250 351w, '97 F-250 351w, '99 Escort 2.0
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-18-2012, 02:06 PM
joshofalltrades joshofalltrades is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,541
joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.
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
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012, 02:06 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone run WMO/RUG blend in a 6.0? U.P. Builder Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 8 04-14-2014 04:03 PM
wmo in my 84 6.9 working great vernon_25 Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 15 12-21-2010 05:04 PM
WMO ghunt Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 3 12-28-2009 07:56 PM
Pto scatgo 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 5 08-23-2009 11:53 AM
running wmo 884x4broncoII Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 12 05-03-2008 12:55 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup