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|Source Mod||MineFactory Reloaded|
The Oil Fabricator was a block from MineFactory Reloaded that generated Buildcraft Oil when supplied with MJ or EU. It was removed in the 1.7.x version of Minecraft. The oil it generates is stored in an internal tank, or ejected into Fluid Pipes. 1,470 EU or 588 MJ is required per 1 mB of Oil, where nearly 1.5 million EU or 600k MJ is needed to produce a full 1000 mB bucket of Oil.
When placed in a combustion engine, Oil gives 60k MJ. If converted to Fuel, it gives 600k MJ. It's possible to make a profit using a fully warmed up 36 cubic meter Steam Boiler, since a bucket of Fuel will be able to generate 872,736 MJ. If Big Reactors is present, this profit can easily be increased several times over using a multiblock Steam Turbine.
An Oil fabricator can become useful if you use nuclear reactors to power your base, using the extra plutonium from the depleted uranium fuel rods the player can create Pellets of RTG Fuel and Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator. While the pellets are rather expensive requiring 3 Plutonium and 6 Dense Iron Plate, however, the pellets never deplete, effectively creating an infinite source of 16 EU/t. While the Oil fabricator is not particularly effective at generating oil this method requires no intervention from the player so the fabricater can run indefinitely if properly chunkloaded.
Note: right clicking an oil fabricator with a lever will crash the game. (Fixed in 1.6.4 version)
Since Modpacks with Minecraft 1.6.x+ Fuel will only typically generate 150,000 MJ or 218,160 MJ on a full size Steam Boiler, the Oil Fabricator will never be worth to be used since it's Oil generation costs wasn't updated. It is still possible to turn a slim profit using a Big Reactors Turbine.