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Old 12-30-2008, 05:57 AM
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Question What did Rudolph Diesel use

I know that Rudolph Diesel ran his diesel engine using VO (peanut oil I think). Does anyone know what kind of oil he used for lubrication? Was it motor oil or possibly some other lubricant? Thanx in advance for any replies.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:17 AM
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He did not use peanut oil. One of his licensed patent holders in France did however.

Diesel at MAN was initially running the engine on gasoline, this didn't work very well and they switched over to kerosene.

This info is from the Lyle Cummins book "diesel's engine"
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:27 PM
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i have read somewhere that he tried to run it on coal dust... cant imagin how this worked...
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