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    I'm beginning to think Wreckerman knows more about the fuel requirements of a Multifuel engine than most of will ever dream of knowing.

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    Actually no deuces were injured in the Great Laquer Thinner Escapade.

    I bought the thinner from a company I used to work for for a lot less per gallon than gasoline.

    I cut it with WMO and veggie and it ran fine...but it did have a strong odor and there was questions about how it would affect rubber seals and the IP. The ratio of thinner to oil was small....I was basically using it to thin the oil down.

    I sold the duece I was running the mix in and the new owner never had an issue (as far as I know) with the fuel system.

    I used the rest of the thinner for cleaning parts.

    I would use it again as emergency fuel.
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    I've put gear oil in the tank, but only 3-5 gallons per full tank at a time. No noticable effects yet. Moderation is my guideline.

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    I run 95 to 100% waste oil in the summer. I thin it out during the winter to about half.
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    They will also run on transmission fluid, powersteering fluid, mineral oil, hydrolic oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwcurtice View Post
    I wonder if it would be easier to have a list of what it should not burn.

    Might be shorter.

    Straight Gas
    Aviation fuel (says so right on the data plate)
    Lacquer Thinner ( I heard this from Wreckerman)

    What else?

    Like the guy said, just because it can, doesn't mean you should. While you can buy replacement engines, they still ain't cheap!

    This is just from reading posts through the forum too!
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    Our instructor many years ago in wheel vehicles mechanics schoo lsaid it will burn most anything, even butter milk or Jack Daniels, but to call him before we put in the Jack.
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    **** now Im thinking about how many 5 gal buckets of motor oil/ ATF/ gear oil Ive taken up to my local BP for recycling!

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    The multifuel sure seems to be an amazing engine to burn all it will burn.

    Has there ever been any stats as to reliability when burning some of these near sludge fuels, like WMO? Seems like there would be some buildup in the cylinders, especially if not fully filtered. I was just wondering if the long term reliability would be hampered any. Any mechanics out there tearing these engines apart for a rebuild and seeing anything out of the ordinary?


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