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Old 10-05-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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BIO-Diesel

I filled up with "Bio-diesel" at a large truck stop
last summer. It seems to burn good....but at
a faster rate. Anyone else noticed this?
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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How would I tell? I keep a distance & mileage log while towing so I know when to pack the bearings on my Safari. I have been stumped by mileages differing up to 2 mpg on outbound & returning trips with virtually the same trailer load, traveling the same route same speeds, same approach to hills, same temperatures, same TV accessory use. I've got a Duramax LBZ build.

This interesting chart shows density & BTU/gallon differences that goes partway in supporting your observation - http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/f...al_Oct2005.pdf
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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...I filled up with "Bio-diesel" at a large truck stop last summer. It seems to burn good...
apparently VERY GOOD, if last summers tank is still going...

along with bob's link (even dino diesel varies in energy content) here are 2 more on the topic...

http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/bioenerg...alance_v2a.pdf

Biodiesel Fuel

and several threads right HERE on b'd...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ers-24246.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ble-17261.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...uel-21106.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...rld-25248.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...oil-42501.html

word on the net is the NEXT superduty powerstroke (ford in-house diesel, code name scorpion) will handle B20...

this is good news, but i am holding out 4 the lariat/lard edition, a bacon fat burner... what we need is LARDcars...

chicks cruising with miscellaneous lubricants, i see a book and movie deal!

http://www.lardcar.com/

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LOL! When biodiesel first came out I read a real rosy article from one of Canada's maritime provinces -- they were processing sardines into biodiesel. Skunks & cats were following 'em everywhere! (okay, exaggeration there...)
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...they were processing sardines into biodiesel. Skunks & cats were following 'em everywhere!...
yeah they've found a more lucrative use for those fish now...

where the sardines go...

http://www.carlsonlabs.com/productli...e/fishoils.pdf

i favor the orange flavor, but the lemon is very good too.

and this explains why the skunks keep hanging around my campsite...

and the stray cats keep licking the holding tank nozzle...

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Does bio eat fuel filters for a while after it's added?
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............................... I have been stumped by mileages differing up to 2 mpg on outbound & returning trips with virtually the same trailer load, traveling the same route same speeds, same approach to hills, same temperatures, same TV accessory use..pdf
With my previous trailer I often observed +/- 2 MPG between headwind and tailwind. I have not towed the Airstream enough yet to see if it will be any different.
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Skunks...cats and sardines!
Willie Nelson - help. Guy in Dallas
made his own Bio-stuff. He said
the exhaust smelled like French Fries.
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