Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion > Alternative Fuels

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-28-2006, 02:30 PM
BioBens's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Montana
Posts: 267
Biodiesel entrant in the Dakar Rally!

http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/news-story.jsp?news_id=14964
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-28-2006, 03:30 PM
F18 F18 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 677
Thats Great!
Its interesting how some institutes make a distinction between BioDiesel being derived from refined plant oils for fuel......and then there is WVO.
The media, as in this case, has a tendency to lump everything organic together including Home Brew/WVO, and pumped biodiesel and call it "BioDiesel".
I think Joe-Public may be getting a little confused by the mis-use of the term by the media.
I may be wrong but I don't think used tempura oil or WVO of any kind should be refered to as BioDiesel. What are everyone elses thoughts?
__________________
FRED

Daily Driver: 98 E300TD 199K
Hobby Car: 69 Austin Mini
Past Diesels: 84 300SD, 312K
87 300SDL, 251K
94 Chev. K-1500 6.5Ltr.TD, 373K

Last edited by F18; 07-28-2006 at 07:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-28-2006, 03:44 PM
Ferrologist
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Fort Meade, FL
Posts: 151
Lightbulb

I agree. There needs to be better public awareness on the differences and proper definitions between SVO/WVO and BioDiesel.

BioFuels as a whole are such a hot topic and commodity that there's bound to be a steep ignorance curve amongst the undereducated and misinformed general populace.
__________________
Joe Black
Get yellow fever at ACME!


Just the MB's: '82 300DT (stick), '81 240D, '80 300SD, '80 300D, '81 240D Manual
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-28-2006, 04:40 PM
rrgrassi's Avatar
mmmmmm Diesel...
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Royse City Tx
Posts: 4,872
Yep WVO is not Biodiesel. This would make a great tear down to see what shape the pistons and valves are in afterwards.
__________________
RRGrassi


70's SPM #5608 Fairmont A-4 MOW car

06 VW Jetta TDI 210K miles

03 VW Golf TDI 5 speed 372K Miles

RIP--Lost in fire...82 300D 322K was My Daily Driver-On the search for a w126 now...

90 Dodge D250 5.9 Cummins/5 speed. 350K
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-28-2006, 08:07 PM
diametricalbenz's Avatar
The Crowbar of Embriage
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,509
One of my pet peeves is those who post in ads that their car is "converted to biodiesel". Meaning......they put biodiesel in the fuel tank???
__________________
1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Cummins 12V 4(A) 4.10 - 163K - For Sale
1974 240D 3.0L 4(M) - 250K -OM617.910 + 300D FW + Rajay turbo power!
1977 6.9 3(A) - 84k
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page