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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Bio diesel?

Who can tell us the scoop on Bio Diesel, and Bio Diesel blends? I want to hear the good the bad and the ugly....

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Read all the posts in the Bio/Alternative fuels section. There is a pile of info here including links to some of the better Bio websites. When you have had your brain fried by the tons of info out there ask all the questions you want and we will be more than happy to try and answer them. I personally love running bio and have no problems with it. The down side is finding lye and the time involved in making it. It is well worth it in my opinion though. It is hard to beat $0.54 per gallon.:Thumbup:

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. The down side is finding lye and the time involved in making it. :Thumbup:
Time is a factor that does not seem to every make it into the equation of the cost of the BD. If lye is an issue just buy Drano or Red Devil crystal drain cleaner, it is about 99% pure lye. The wife use it to peel peaches, she says the Red Devil is purer than the Drano. Read the label.

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Bio is great. You can run it in any diesel engine, big or small. I have about 15,000 mile of running B100 in my truck. Makes your exhaust smell better also.

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If lye is an issue just buy Drano or Red Devil crystal drain cleaner, it is about 99% pure lye.
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LC, 100% lye has been pulled from most shelves to try to stop the meth heads. You can buy what is left and when that runs out you are done. The companies have added powdered aluminum and other things to their drain openers to keep selling the crystal type drain openers. Tell your wife to be careful when she buys the stuff because she might start buying the kind with additives and not know it. Many of the bottles still advertise as lye but the MSDS sheets will tell you the true ingredients. Red Devil has stopped all production in the U.S. and many others are following suit.

Drano should not be used for making Bio. It is not anywhere near pure enough to get good conversion. It also has aluminum shavings that may react with the methanol and lye. I don't know if it will for sure but I don't think I want to try it. If anyone has tried it let me know how it worked out. I would be interested to see if the aluminum reacted or just settled out.

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I have spent some money and made myself a nice biodiesel kit complete with a 80 Gallon water heater. I love making bio-diesel, it feels like revenge!

The only problem is find NON-hydronated Waste Vegy Oil.

Sources are hard to come by.


But my Cummins loves it.
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