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turpentine (WOW)

Postby buzzinhalfdoz » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:41 pm

AFTER DOING RESEARCH :o ON SEVERAL FOURMS I DECIDED to try some turpentine(insead of power service), for cetane boost. i run 20-25%wvo in my #2, i blended 1-2oz turpentine(per gal wvo) in the wvo before i poured it into my fuel tank. wow :D , the truck runs as well as it does on straight #2. i think my mpg is up too, i will do more driveing this week to confurm mpg, then post my results.
ps any ill :twisted: side effects to turpentine???
03 cummins 2500,4x4,some mpg mods,25%wvo,240,000 miles now,original IP,+50hp sticks,work truck
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Postby jburke » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:33 pm

There is a lot of turp info at biodiesel.infopop.cc
The best scientific is this one:
http://www.transport.vgtu.lt/upload/tif ... vicius.pdf

But I think it basically shows that the benefits are proportional to it's percentage in the blend. ie, a 5% turp. blend achieved 8% 'better' results.
I'd be amazed if you saw anything with 1-2 oz.

Bu I've tried it myself and it seemed to improve performance.
I think you'd really need some good performance data to back up your perceptions. The lithuanian study indicates this.
It really only showed emissions benefits , and only in proportion to the anount of turp in the blend.

I found gasoline seems to reduce viscosity as much as turp and for far less $.
Limit to 3% gasoline

I probably ran as much as 16 oz's / tankfull w/o any obvious failures such as seal leaks. No doubt someone will claim that pine turp. is not compatible with the seals.
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Postby John Galt » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:03 pm

Yes, pure gum turpentine increases perceived power performance somewhat. Here it's 6x more expensive than diesel fuel so it's of questionable value as an MPG enhancer.
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