CAN LINSEED OIL BE PROSSESED THE SAME AS VEG. OIL FOR DIESEL FUEL Submitted by an Anonymous Greaser on Fri, 2008-10-03 18:37 CAN LINSEED OIL BE PROSSESED THE SAME AS VEG. OIL FOR DIESEL FUEL Reply to this post Absolutely not. The reason Submitted by an Anonymous Greaser on Thu, 2008-10-09 17:34 Absolutely not. The reason linseed oil is useful as the base of oil paints and as a wood finish is because it is a drying oil. It has a very high iodine value, which means that the fatty acid tails in the oil have a lot of double bonds. These cross link and turn to epoxies, which would ruin your engine and fuel system. The Journey to Forever website lists iodine values and other oil properties for many plant and animal fats. reply Reply to this post Your name Comment * Location * What code is in the image? * Enter the characters shown in the image.