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hi from ireland bob
hope you can help
my question
can i use pure synthetic oil to burn as a fuel in my old diesel car, at the moment i am burning a mix of one third diesel to two thirds cooking oil
i was wondering  considering synthetic oil has a high flash point
could i mix it with diesel and would it work
thanks for any help
         regards john

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Hi, Ireland, I was just hanging out with Dr. McSharry, nephew of your finance wizard.
AFAIK, synthetic oil is just oil of a narrower range of carbon chain lengths, avoiding some of the most likely to burn, as well as the least likely.  I'd certainly give it a go, and just watch for trouble. Unless, of course, you can trade it in and buy more miscellaneous hydrocarbons.

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Bob Stuart

Expertise

I'm best on questions of the suitability of new technologies, but will try to keep up with retail offerings of hybrid vehicles too.

Experience

Designing human-electric hybrids.

Organizations
International Human Powered Vehicle Association

Publications
4th Annual Velomobile Seminar proceedings, many listserv postings.

Education/Credentials
few academics, but my 1st prototype won a world championship, and I've lectured to engineers.

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