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Old 03-19-2007, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GRIESL View Post
I know it's not great for a diesel to sit idling for extended periods of time, but....

I'd like to stop pulling juice off the grid to brew my biodiesel. If I wired up an inverter to my car and ran the car to power my drum heater and air compressor, how much fuel would the car burn during the process, say one hour?
Short answer: Not much.

Long answer: What are you accomplishing by being "off the grid" for one hour and instead burning fuel (emitting CO2, NOx)??? It's bad for your engine, and it is worse for the environment than just using electricity like any sane person would do.

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