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Old 04-11-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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Do you have any opinions on BIO Diesel? Care to share them?

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Do you have any opinions on BIO Diesel? Care to share them?

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:39 AM   #3
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opinion
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we shoudl be growing our own fuel, just like brazil.

we can make bio diesel from many plants
we can make ethanoal from corn, wheat and other plants

bio diesel is a lower emission producing fuel, safe if its spilled if its 100% bio, it will just bio degrade, smells better, very good lubricity compared to toadys low sulphur fuels and tomorrows ultra low sulphur fuels

but its al lfor not as long as we let big oil control it...
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Just a short story My boy has a VW, golf I think He has a tank in the hatch area with fry oil in it used french fry oil..Free to Him..all Veg.oil He starts the car on diesel warms it up and swings to fry oil no sot or smoke just a little smell of French frys..43miles to the gallon and that is the truth...Bushman
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My 2002 Chev D/A runs fine on bio-diesel. I thought this would make the U.S.A. less dependent on foreign countries for fuel. Wrong- Our government is offering foreign companies subsidies, lowered taxes, and incentives to build bio-diesel manufacturing plants in the U.S.A. This means we will still be sending money to foreign countries, and they get tax incentives to take it.
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I'm on my second tank of B11 in my 6.0L and my wifes VW TDI. Runs great and I like the idea of reducing oil dependance.
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At http://www.thedieselstop.com there are a couple of forums about the "free" biodeisel. Specifically Waste Vegatable Oil or WVO. Start the truck on diesel and switch to the tank in the bed, then before shutting down switch back over to diesel.
Sounds like it works for "around town trucks" but is not very practical for those of use that drive 500 miles a day on vacation.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:04 AM   #8
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Chet that does sound a bit troublesome, but I understand that WVO will not work in direct injection engines. Is this start diesel - switch to WVO - stop diesel a work around for direct injection engines, or normal operation for non direct injection?

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Ralph, I really don't know. I have not read that much about it. I have read some of the forums but not in great detail.

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??????? All diesels are direct injection engines, that's how they work, compression ignition!
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There is some interesting reading on bio fuels on another forum specifically for diesel trucks. Please see the following link:

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14
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Fords 6.9 diesel was a IDI engine. The new PSD [7.3/6.0] engines are a DI engine.

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Maybe the IDI refers to the small "pre-combustion chamber" used on some engines, I don't know. We had an International farm tractor once that had a deal like that. Had 6 preheaters in those chambers. Hold the button down until the white smoke quit. It worked well.
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