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Old 03-05-2005, 09:05 PM
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I Made the Switch - to Biodiesel

Today, for the first time, I filled my tank with biodisel, a 50/50 blend of b100 and dino diesel. I'm very excited about the switch. I will continue with a 50/50 blend until I know all the sludge is gone, then switch to straight b100. I am carrying a set of filters for when needed. After the fillup, there was an immediate noticable change in the sound of the engine, a smoother running sound. And the smell, oh how I love the smell of popcorn coming from my tailpipe.

SOY POWER!!!

Gary

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Old 03-05-2005, 09:15 PM
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questions.......

where do you live?
where did you get the bio d?
how much was it?







please share with your dieel brethern.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:46 PM
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where do you live?
where did you get the bio d?
how much was it?

please share with your dieel brethern.
* Oregon
* a card lock station here in town (see sqbiofuels.com)
* $3.50/gal OUCH!!!

BTW, my car is '81 300TD.

Gary

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Old 03-06-2005, 02:16 AM
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Eugene, Portland, etc?
I am in eugene at the moment and need fuel but don't have cardlock
I found the station and there is one like it in portland but I use their regular stations...not the cardlock ones...
Can I spot you 35 bucks for 10gal?
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Old 03-06-2005, 02:25 AM
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newbe question...

What is cardlock?
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Old 03-06-2005, 02:31 AM
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What is cardlock?
You fill out this credit report thingy with the company...they give you a card...you can buy fuel...you pay the monthly bill...their machines only take your card and not like cash/credit stuff...

If you are familar with Pacific Pride stations at all...they do this...
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Old 03-06-2005, 03:12 AM
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Eugene, Portland, etc?
I am in eugene at the moment and need fuel but don't have cardlock
I found the station and there is one like it in portland but I use their regular stations...not the cardlock ones...
Can I spot you 35 bucks for 10gal?
Hey Brandon, I live in Eugene. The card lock station here offers b100 retail (cash/check), but unfortunitly for you, they only do it on satudays 10:00am - 2:00pm. Can't help you w/ 10 gallons, as all I have is whats in my car.

Gary
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Old 03-06-2005, 03:57 AM
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Darn.
Yeah I checked out the website today at about 2:15...the vibes were telling me to check..unfortunately rather late.
I'd sport a cardlock but I am only running it for my car to help it out (cleaning/better running) until I get my biodiesel processing up to speed.
We shall see....
Thank you though
You a later sleeper too ay?
I am over at a friends house (college) on 15th alley.
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:25 AM
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You people all need to get together, form a co-op and start making your own fuel for less than $1/gallon!

One of you must have a garage or shed or something to put an appleseed processor in?
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:10 AM
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Since this is a NW based thread..I will speak up.
I am sitting here writing a rough draft for a research paper I have been working on for a trimester regarding biodiesel.
Its 11:16pm...what day and when do you think the paper is due?
(college student for those who don't know)
I took a break eariler from writing about biodiesel to go fix my rear window regulator and change out a door lock vac. pod eariler

I am obsessed.....
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:37 AM
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* Oregon
* a card lock station here in town (see sqbiofuels.com)
* $3.50/gal OUCH!!!

BTW, my car is '81 300TD.

Gary
I thought there was a tax credit or is that price with the tax credit already. I know that last time I asked it was over $3.50 and the seller said he didn't know anything about the tax credit.
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I'm going to a meeting in Burlington Massachusetts tomorrow night to discuss a co-op interest/effort.
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