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How do I make power with oil?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by commanderAIK, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. commanderAIK

    commanderAIK New Member

    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and I have a small question.

    I have attempted many times. I have tanks full of oil, so what I did was pump it into a refinary. After that I tried using canning machines and other materials, but it just didn't work. So I came here to ask, how exactly do you make power using oil/fuel?

  2. PeggleFrank

    PeggleFrank New Member

    If you're still sitting on a bunch of oil but no fuel, pump it into a refinery and then power the refinery. You'll also need to pump out the OP lemonade fuel into something that can store it.

    Now, to use that fuel (or oil, oil works too but it's not as potent) you need to put it in a combustion engine. The combustion engines have a ton of output, but need to be cooled by water constantly or they'll explode.
  3. commanderAIK

    commanderAIK New Member

    Okay thanks. However with the combustion engine, isn't there something like a diesel generetor that you could use? I was hoping there's a way to actually store the power and use it as a regular generator/batbox/etc.

    If I sound illogical, please forgive me. I am fairly a beginner with FTB. I may be incorrect with the combustion engines, because I had the inclination that they do the same as redstone engines, just faster
  4. PeggleFrank

    PeggleFrank New Member

    They do the exact same thing as a redstone engine.

    As for diesel generators, I'm not one to use gregtech/forestry (I forgot which mod adds diesel generators) but those would work if they use up oil/fuel to make EU/MJ

    If you need something to store MJ (the stuff that buildcraft engines make), your only option is a redstone energy cell. It stores 100,000 MJ and it has adjustable inputs and outputs, but it's kinda expensive.
  5. Squed

    Squed New Member

    You can also use fuel to power a boiler, however they can take a lot of fuel to start up
  6. commanderAIK

    commanderAIK New Member

    Okay, I'll try a diesel generator and a boiler. If that doesn't work I'll just try try again :). Thanks
  7. b0bst3r

    b0bst3r New Member

    Depends on the mod-pack you're using, converting to fuel and running railcraft boilers with either power converters or ind steam engines is the best depending on what you want to power ofc.

    If powering a matter fab go the steam power converters way straight into EU.
  8. SirRunningclams

    SirRunningclams New Member

    I personally use my fuel, acquired from my bees, in a HP liquid steam boiler. It makes hundreds of thousands of MJ and a good rate.

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