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    Transformer cooling oil

    I have been running my Isuzu on bio for a few years now with no side effects and have just been offered a few 200 litre drums of an electrical transformer cooling oil called Shell Diala S2 ZU-1 which is a very light mineral based oil. I have heard of people using this in diesels before and wondering if anyone on here has any experience with it and how or if they refined it before use. I would imagine the process would be somewhat different to cracking vegetable based oils that I normally use. Interested in hearing anyones experience with it.
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    Looks like it is quite a modern oil so no PCBs - http://rkpl.com.bd/wp-content/upload...hell-Diala.pdf

    No idea how the Isuzu would take to it though...
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    Yeah, I had a look at that data sheet Gav and couldn't see anything that would be detrimental. Hopefully someone on here has used it and can give me a few pointers. Can't see why the suzi won't run on it but would like to know whether to process it or just mix it with diesel 50/50 or similar.
    Might have to mix up a small batch and see how it goes.
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    Most people who are running mineral oils like this mix it with some petrol at about 10%. I've not done this so don't take my word, but this page has some details of thinning oils (they are talking motor oils)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fattima View Post
    Most people who are running mineral oils like this mix it with some petrol at about 10%. I've not done this so don't take my word, but this page has some details of thinning oils (they are talking motor oils)
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    My 4Bd1 in the past has run quite happily on straight light engine oils. After all, distillate is a light oil with additives like butane and corrosion inhibitors. Mix it with distillate. I used to mix 60% distillate 40% engine oil when I was working and had access to lots of of oil.
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