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Old 01-06-2005, 10:06 PM   #29
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very funny

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you guys are really out of the loop...it is already collected and recycled...into nefarious products like LIPSTICK...so the next you kiss your honey...you could be kissing a french fry....Mon J'taime....
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:33 PM   #30
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We make a bio fuel in North Carolina that will run your generator, have been for years. Its about 200 proof and burns with a nice blue flame.
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I looked into bio diesel for my powerstroke truck, Even if you have a diesel powered item to use bio diesel, you need to go to the bio diesel board. What I have read, is that if you use more of biodiesel in the fuel ratio(20% I believe) that it will eat up all natural rubber O-rings in the engine!
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:38 PM   #32
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"...that it will eat up all natural rubber O-rings in the engine!"

This may be, but it is also what they told those of us who started using ethanol 20+ years ago. And it did not cause such problems then. I started using ethanol in a '72 Buick 350 engine. Beware of such advice. It may be so, and then again...?

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Nitrile is what you use in lieu of Buna-n for "O" Rings. Its hard to see the praticality of going all over the place to find used cooking oil, straining it and then placing it inside your tank. Germany used all kinds of alterntive fuels during WW II and these fuels will work, but why do we want to use them when the effort to make them suitable for our needs is greater than the cost of purchasing a product that the engine was designed to use.
My 200 proof refered to grain alcohol which can be used as fuel as well as a muscle relaxer.
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:00 AM   #34
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Biodiesel is normally used at a 20% mix of biodiesel and 80% petrodiesel, although it can be any ratio. A 20% mix will provide nearly all the benefits of biodiesel while reducing overall cost, although late last year the President signed a bill providing a $1.00/gallon tax incentive for biodiesel, which should make biodiesel cost competitive with petrodiesel (pure biodiesel has been selling at $2.75/gallon prior to the tax relief).

Biodiesel will damage the rubber used in older systems. My supplier indicates that most systems newer than about 2000 are unaffected.

I have been using 20% biodiesel in my 6.0 liter Excursion for several months, have seen no adverse effects. Engine is quieter with biodiesel (due to higher cetane rating of biodiesel), and exhaust aroma is not identifiably diesel.
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Since I'd much rather have the generator smell like french fries- could I toss this idea out to the general group?
I know this is an old thread but I have to add: doesn't anyone else think that the smell of french fries might attract the bears? Dinner and a show, until the bear eats the generator and the lights go out.
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