the vehicle is a mopar minivan ,,3 liter engine.. 110,000 miles on it ... been using the stuff that is sold at filling stations , over the road trucks use it, i have driven 20,000 miles using it so far and have seen no ill effects til i put in about 20 percent.
ran poorly then..... dddon
E85 and 15% diesel? That makes sense. I was figuring on trying an E85 and kerosene mix sometime.
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I might have to see if there's anything to this one with that kind of gains. they're about the same price here.
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And if the sulfur doesnt destroy it, the mere fact that you are dumping TONS of unburned hydrocarbons in the cat WILL.
I figured that your o2 sensor is less forgiving then a catolitic converter, and that is why when I tested veggie oil I drilled a hole and brazed a o2 sensor bung in, then hooked the (used) o2 sensor up to a volt meter and figured if it killed the sensor then it wasn't worth trying in a car, 10% veggie oil, not bio-diesel, burned just fine, and did not harm anything, so I'm not sure where you are going to get this ton of hydrocarbons to dump in to the catolitic converter, but I would like to know so I don't fallow the same test that you did.
i did not jump right up to 10% .. first i put couple quarts in a tankful, then next a gallon in a tank ..etc .. when i got to 20% the mileage gain fell off and the engine ran poorly ... so i fell back to 12% /15% .... it has not effected the odor of the exhaust , which should change if the cat was bad..i wonder if the viscosity of the fuel is changed enough to decrease the total fuel injected... anyone got any better logic as to why i am seeing an increase in mpg??
The specific gravity of diesel is more than that of gasoline. That would make the overall specific gravity heavier in a combination. In a carbureted engine, that would make it run leaner as engine vacuum wouldn't pull in as much fuel. On an injected engine, it's under pressure, so it's a bit different that way.
What the combination does together chemically? Might be the magic, not sure.