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Any biodieselers here


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Old 06-28-2008, 09:29:45 PM
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I have been producing biodiesel for a while now with a appleseed prosessor so far with great success or maybe we should call it greasel fuel this process works great with minimal funds most parts came from dumpster diving that makes it even better then the best part it cost me about 65 cents a gallon to make. I will look forward to answering any comments about this fuel or making it.
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There may be some discussion on our vintage Diesel engine forum:

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A local trucking company here just built a biodiesel plant just a mile down the road. Havent had access to any biodiesel around here before but now I can market my soybeans closer than sending it down the Mississippi river every fall.
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I like it. Smells good when engine is running. I hear it tends to clean out the fuel tank and fuel lines, filter may clog. No problem with that for my Kubota. It seems like I have more power, and engine runs smoother. Not to mention getting away from foreign oil. Low or no sulfer = no acid rain.
I have 5 gal of cooking oil, (left over from "empty" containers, some had a quart left in them) clean, new Canola oil. I was wondering if I could mix it with diesel. 50-50? I have seen the youtube sites that show you how to remove the glycerin, washing and adj Ph. With our mild winters (I don't run it in cold weather) I figured I could get away from all that, run it mixed with real diesel, or without mixing it.
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I have been converting it with lye and methanol with a appleseed processor have had no problems except for making everyone hungry, except the oil cartels so far for around .74 cents a gallon. I can tell no difference in proformance or milage either one I average approx. 30 gallons a week that saves me about 120.00 a week in fuel cost. The average cost of fuel here is 4.85 per gallon. I havent tried to use any cut half and half I have just been running b100 approx 10000 miles so far with no problems. Its really hard to convince me not to run it unless I can buy it cheaper than I can make it...........
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I like it (pump bio-diesel). Smells good when engine is running. I hear it tends to clean out the fuel tank and fuel lines, filter may clog. No problem with that for my Kubota. It seems like I have more power, and engine runs smoother. Not to mention getting away from foreign oil. Low or no sulfur = no acid rain.
I have 5 gal of cooking oil, (left over from "empty" containers, some had a quart left in them) clean, new Canola oil. I was wondering if I could mix it with diesel. 50-50? I have seen the youtube sites that show you how to remove the glycerin, washing and adj Ph. With our mild winters (I don't run it in cold weather) I figured I could get away from all that, run it mixed with real diesel, or without mixing it.
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Well I mixed new Canola Oil (from source above) with normal pump diesel. (about 2 gal oil and 3 gal diesel) No problems. The exhaust smells just like Bio-diesel. I put a pint of the mixture and a pint of pure diesel in the freezer for two days to see what it would do. Looks like it is as thick as pure diesel, no separation.
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Well I am up to a mix of 8 gal of veggie oil and 2 gal of pump (petrol) diesel (80/20). No problems. I wonder if my mix has more BTUs than straight diesel or pump Bio-diesel? My thoughts are I'm burning the glycerin that is normally removed from the oil to make Bio-diesel. I seem to have more power at lower RPM. (I may be biased) The only mod I have done so far is add an in-line fuel filter @ the tank.
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Rrfxxxr,
I think you are getting close to the danger zone with your latest mix, especially as temperatures decrease.
Many people start and shut down their diesel vehicles on diesel and switch to preheated pure vegetable oil in between. This way the cold engine will always be starting on diesel fuel.
You might have a problem if your fuel mixture has trouble starting your engine, and the fuel pump and lines and injectors are full of this mixture.

I applaud your experimentation though, but perhaps keep a close eye and ear out for hard starting and when it happens, switch back to a lower mix of veggie oil in the fuel.

Vegetable oil has less BTUs per volume because it has a bit of oxygen in it which doesn't burn, whereas petroleum fuel has none. I don't know off hand the difference though, it should be only a couple percent I imagine, nowhere near the difference between gasoline and alcohol.
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Well I am up to a mix of 8 gal of veggie oil and 2 gal of pump (petrol) diesel (80/20). No problems. I wonder if my mix has more BTUs than straight diesel or pump Bio-diesel? My thoughts are I'm burning the glycerin that is normally removed from the oil to make Bio-diesel. I seem to have more power at lower RPM. (I may be biased) The only mod I have done so far is add an in-line fuel filter @ the tank.
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Sbw
rrfxxxr:

I did some fuel experiments with my Homebrew Hvid engine and came to grief running heavy concentrations of veggie oil in Diesel.

What happened is that I think the glycerin just turned to clag (heavy coke deposits) and nearly completely clogged-up the explosion cup and the exhaust port.

At first, the engine ran fine on the mix (and pure veggie oil), but after a few hours, it got to running puny because of the deposits. It eventually got to where I couldn't even start it.

I can see why the vegetable oil must be processed to rid it of the glycerin.
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