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Old 12-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #31
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Old thread I know but the nice thing about the old International diesels Ford used is you can pour just about anything in the fuel tanks that will burn.

A buddy of mine in Dallas siphons off oil from a waste oil recycling container and adds a gallon or so of E85 to it and pours that straight into the tank and then tops the tank off with a little diesel. He says it's a little harder to start since he is running 50-75% god knows what oil mix and it is winter but once you get going it runs great and is actually getting better mileage than straight diesel does.
Is this allowed in America? I'm sure not in Europe because of the taxes on the fuel.
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Nobody has told him anything for it. The security guards where he gets it from don't care and he is actually doing a service since the company that owns that bin don't ever empty it and people keep pouring oil in it which makes it overflow into the storm drains.

We have taxes on fuel here too but if I'm not mistaken making your own fuel here is okay up to a certain amount, after that you have to start paying taxes.
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We have taxes on fuel here too but if I'm not mistaken making your own fuel here is okay up to a certain amount, after that you have to start paying taxes.
Correct. Details vary from one state to the next but that's how it is pretty much everywhere. It would be almost impossible to enforce for small-time DIYers, far more expensive to enforce than the tax money, and they want to encourage renewable energy/etc.
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