This is my blog that I am dedicating to my trials and tribulations of burning alternative fuels in my truck. I am currently a wind turbine technician in southern Washington. I have a long commute to work, so with rising fuel prices, I began to look into ways to supplement my diesel usage. I did my research, looking all different types of fuels from heating oil to waste veggie oil and even bio-diesel. I decided that waste petroleum oils would suit my situation best. I work at a facility that generates a fair amount every year and it is easier to find than veggie oil these days.
One other factor that needed to be considered was my vehicle. I drive a 1994 Ford F-250 Turbo Diesel. It has a Navistar/International 7.3L V-8 in-direct injected (IDI) engine. This engine is legendary for reliability and its ability to be adapted to run alternative fuels. The entire fuel injection system is mechanical. In order to run waste oils in my truck I really had to do no modifications to my truck, which is awesome. The only thing that needs modification is the fuel itself.