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Old 04-26-2006, 11:02 PM
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global warming is the answer!

On the whole heating or chemically thinning issue for our WVO...we're overlooking the simple solution!

We should keep putting out the maximum CO2 emissions possible (lawnmowers are pretty good, at 20 times the harmful emissions, gallon for gallon, of a standard car) until the worldwide temperature increases 10-20 degrees, and then EVERYONE can run unheated vegoil! It'll be summer all year, even in Maine! No more mixing, no more heating, just pure filtered grease in every Mercedes Diesel!! day perhaps...if we keep voting dream will be realized.

Until then, I'll keep mixing my interesting plethora of solvents rather than shelling out the 1000 bucks (half the value of my car, for chrissake) for a heating system and keep my fingers crossed. Florida is already plenty hot. Plus I've got a nice engine sitting in my SD if I waste the one in my CD.
"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brillaint blaze
than it should be stifled by dryrot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time."

-Jack London 1876-1916

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Old 04-27-2006, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bill murrow
What is StarTron?

Available at West Marine
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:59 AM
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Yes I'm still cutting the WVO with about 10%RUG, then blending it 50% with #2. My bulk#2 has also been treated with Startron (tank cleaner) amsoil cetane boost and west marines diesel water absorber. I then may add one or more of the following to the final blend, white jug power service & acetone. I have also started to experiment with ether(instant start) and just got some PRI-D.

RED stuff is usually the same #2 that goes to the pumps, except for the color. Yes free water in the fuel is not good. I like to dispurse it with a dispersant.

Was at my "local" MBZ shop today. He showed me an IP that a guy had been running the red [home heating oil] in his car. There were pits all over the valves, the mechanic claiming from water in the fuel so how could that be if in fact the filters are also moisture traps?
Originally Posted by bill murrow
Thats good to hear! Do you blend RUG in to the oil and run it through the cars fuel tank? Hope the wax thing is a west coast problem.
Great topic here guys. Thanks for sharing all your experience. I must admit I am still just a bit leary.
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