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Clod    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:06:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
He says a diesel engine can run on Diesel >>MOTOR OIL.<<< So he had a Cummins diesel in a forklift that was overloaded with either.He says he filled the fuel filters with engine oil to run the engine because the cylinders were dry..I was not standing there to see that.He also said that in New Mexico a Mexican runs his hydraulic hoe (HYDRO TANK) with water because he has leaks.I says ,,I think water would boil out quick..He say WATER is a lubricant.. I cant call him a liar because he signs my checks..You could though.

~Lenore    Posted 03-14-2004 at 08:05:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, well you came, you went and I missed you again.
I am so busy itching and scratching this poison ivy;
I have not been posting much!
Glad to see you are still working nearby for your nephew.
Maybe I will catch you next time, pal,
my messenger is ill if you tried to instant message me.

Bob/Ont    Posted 03-13-2004 at 18:43:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi there Clod, if you get much oil in the intake of a diesel engine it can runnaway and destroy it's self. You can use water in a hyd system but it will not last long. They use antifreeze in the hyds of machines working in the steelmills so they don't take fire if they blow a hose around the hot slag.
Later Bob

Jessie    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:26:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Boss is right about the motor oil and there is an additive for water that can lower the boiling point and add lubricating properties. Will with stand much more pressure than hydraulic oil but is used mostly in machine shop environments. I have seen people who used it for motor oil and hydraulic pump applications successfully.

Clod    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:34:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well..I had a hotrod Mercury I put an Olds motor and HydromATIC .Filled it with a garden hose and made 3/4 mile>> OOOOOPS MAIL!

Ron,ar    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:13:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have filled a few fuel filters with transmission fluid, it cleans and lubes on dry start up. I also make sure the oil filters are full of engine oil on start up. If dry, the air in the filter tends to compress and blows the orings off.
As far as water in hyd systems goes, I think he is full of it. If the system gets too hot the water will vaporize and the pump will cavitate without fluid there. Keep us updated about yourself. Where ya working now? Still in Texas?

toolman    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:07:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK i will haha, how ya doin clod , and where ya been hiding?

Clod    Posted 03-13-2004 at 17:15:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy Toolman!!! Glad to see ya still kickin..My boss locks me in the shop most weekends to tend to things while he does important things,,Like ride motorcikles.I just told him I will be gone this weekend come ELL or highwater.He showed up early this morning with a trailer wanting to load steel beams with the cherry picker..If he finds a cheap source of labor he goes full bast,,Mail BRB

toolman    Posted 03-13-2004 at 20:25:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup still kickin , gettin into more trouble than i should but what can i say, sure nice to see you around again, this place ain,t the same without you here,just woke from a after supper nap now it,s time for bed, hope you can get on more often and take care of yourself k, catch ya later.

Ron/PA    Posted 03-13-2004 at 18:02:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
BUBBA,, glad to see you stickin your head up for some air!
Don't let that boss give you any grief, shoot you know how to start a diesel on an alcohol filled fuel filter don'tcha?
Keep in touch bud,

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