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Old 08-20-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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I came across this website tonight that claims you can make your own diesel fuel for about $0.46 a gallon by purchasing their instruction manual and fuel additive. You build a system at home to produce the fuel using something like vegetable oil.

Has anyone ever seen this? If someone has bought one of these, does it work?

Here's the link to their site.

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I came across this website tonight that claims you can make your own diesel fuel for about $0.46 a gallon by purchasing their instruction manual and fuel additive. You build a system at home to produce the fuel using something like vegetable oil.

Has anyone ever seen this? If someone has bought one of these, does it work?

Here's the link to their site.

Diesel Secret Energy
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Old 08-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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Sounds a bit oily ...I mean fishy to me! If this were true, all of us would already be enjoying that cost NOW. I remember when I started driving in 1954 that diesel sold for an average of 25 cents per gallon.

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....just another name for french fry oil with some additive-usually kerosene or automatic transmission oil......geofkaye
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Yes you can make your own diesel for that amount. It's called Bio-Diesel, and can be bought at some truck stops. The most common grade is B20, which is 20% veggie oil. Most of the do it yourself stuff is B100 or 100% vgeggie. You have to do some mods to run it. Do a google on Bio Diesel and read up on it. One station here in Chattanooga sells it at the same price as regulr fuel. It is better for a dieael engine that regular fuel, lubes better.
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The DieselStop.com has a forum dedicated to Bio-Diesel and Alternative Fuels that y'all may be interested in.
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My husband and I have been doing intense research into bio disel. After we made the DiselSecret purchase we heard from many different forums that it is not proven. The process of thinning veggie oil with addatives is nothing new. Disel secret is a blend of oil, keroseen, gas, ceteen, and their stuff. But when you use true bio disel the glycerine and other stuff has been removed. Therefore you have no clogging issues. This is not so with the DiselSecret.
We decided not to use it. An expensive mistake but I think the injectors on the truck would cost a bit more to replace.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Frank P. Martin:
I came across this website tonight that claims you can make your own diesel fuel for about $0.46 a gallon by purchasing their instruction manual and fuel additive. You build a system at home to produce the fuel using something like vegetable oil.

Has anyone ever seen this? If someone has bought one of these, does it work?

Here's the link to their site.

Diesel Secret Energy </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My sisters next door neighbor has nothing but diesel vehicles and has been making his own for some years. It does require some work from what I can remember of our conversation last Summer when he explained the process briefly to me as he sat accross from me at the dinner table. Something about the thinning and filtering process that was critical. He did mention that there is more competition to get the used vegetable oil so the cost is going up.

Can't comment on which process works but I do know that there is at least one out there that does work and the people I know that are using it seem quite happy with it.
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Seems to me that a demonstration was done on mythbusters about using fry oil against diesel. It worked but they lost two miles per gallon.
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With a Diesel Pusher I could see that being a problem, with an older 1st Gen Cummins Diesel in a pickup, that's a drop in the bucket.
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Check with your engine manufacturer; they usually have a % of Bio-Diesel they 'allow', like I think Cummins is 20% or B-20.

Also, make sure the process produces actual 'Bio-Diesel'. This can be used without vehicle modification (except possibly replacing all filters as it is claimed to be a vigerous cleaner); other homemade fuels require modifications to the vehicle.
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