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Olive Oil
« on: September 20, 2007, 01:38:50 PM »
I have a few gallons of old olive oil. What do you guys think about mixing it with Jet A and running it in the lister?

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Re: Olive Oil
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 02:52:16 PM »
if it's not got a "rancid" smell, it should be fine mixed.

  What does JetA do in a diesel ?  I suspect it's a close cousin of kerosene.  Maybe just mix a quart 50/50 and see if there is any problem settling in a week.

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Re: Olive Oil
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 04:00:26 PM »
if it's not got a "rancid" smell, it should be fine mixed.

  What does JetA do in a diesel ?  I suspect it's a close cousin of kerosene.  Maybe just mix a quart 50/50 and see if there is any problem settling in a week.

I believe Jet-A is pure kerosene.  I know Jet-B is kerosene and naptha mix.

If you run olive oil in a diesel engine it will no longer be virgin.  It would get banged pretty good.  But hey, you knew that right!?    :D
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Re: Olive Oil
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 07:23:35 PM »
Jet A runs fine ....BUT.... It destroys close tolerance stuff like injector pumps very quickly because  the lubricity of Jet A is so low.

Killed two 3208 Cat injection pumps in less than 3000 hours of operation on a pair of gensets at a location I worked at some years ago. Caused me a lot of really big headaches along the way. For many years, use of Jet A on standby power in USAF operated standby power equipment has been very much discouraged.

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Re: Olive Oil
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 08:00:51 PM »
Sounds like the old US Army manual chat about care and feeding of your multifuel engine should have made it across the divide to USAF.  Army specified that you could burn just about anything in a multifuel (thanks to the compensator), but if you're going to burn something lighter than #2D, you should put some motor oil in it as injection pump lube.
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Re: Olive Oil
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 01:20:59 AM »
Not to worry, we have the Jet A lubricity issue worked out.

FWIW, 100 to 1 mix of 2 stroke oil. (200 to 1 is enough to bring Jet A into spec) and a double dose of Stanadyne Lubricity Formula.

HFRR of about 250, better than D2!

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