Concrete Form Oil as diesel fuel?

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Bought a five gallon pail of form oil for a concrete job I'm doing at home. I have since found a way to use Tall Oil and canola oil mixed instead of this form oil and I'm wondering how compatible this pail of form oil would be with my Bosch/Denso rotary pump? (I bought it NOS from a contractor so it's not something I can return to a building supply etc.) If it would not be harmful I'll probably mix it into 2/3 barrel of biodiesel I use as a lubricity additive. Thanks in advance.
 
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http://www.pinnacleresourcesoil.com/!userfiles/product-info-sheets/Concrete_Form_Oil_90_.pdf
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CONCRETE FORM OIL/90 ® Typical Properties ISO Grade 22 Appearance Clear/Pale Yellow Viscosity, cSt At 40 C 22.73 At 100 C 4.27 Flash Point, (COC) Deg F 350 Pour Point, Deg F -25 Gravity, API @ 60 F 25.5 Density, lbs/gal 7.5 The values shown are typical of current production. Some are controlled in the manufacturing process, while others are not. All of them may vary within tolerable ranges. Concrete Form Oil/90 is a product formulated to impart a separation film to both wood and metal casting concrete forms. This non-staining material consists of light mineral oil combined with a chemical agent to allow better than average cling tendencies to forms. The combination of ingredients physically repels both water and concrete. The product is designed to be non-toxic and does not require a red label.
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Originally Posted By: mmavet
Concrete form oil has a paraffin base added for a release agent. Not sure about your brain storm.
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This non-staining material consists of light mineral oil combined with a chemical agent to allow better than average cling tendencies to forms.
What might that clinging agent be?
 
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Thanks for the replies. Never could find out what the tackifier was so I will err on the side of caution I think and sell this as form oil.
 
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Based on the MSDS, the tackifier appears to be polyisobutylene, one of my favorite fuel adds. However, if you have any "crud" in the tank, the PIB will help draw it from the tank and into the fuel filter. With a clean tank and clean fuel, I like PIB. In a dirty tank, you will soon need a new fuel filter. In my search for the MSDS, I found it interesting that competing products use lard at 3-7% in mineral oil. Pinnacle uses PIB, and probably not very pure PIB. MSDS: http://www.pinnacleresourcesoil.com/!userfiles/msds/concrete%20form%20oil%2090.pdf
 
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In what little form work Ive been involved with, I thought motor oil was used. I used drain oil on the last little job a decade ago.
 
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