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Old 07-16-2015, 11:02 PM
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Biodiesel substitutes?

I buy B20 biodiesel in part because it minimizes the diesel exhaust "stink" that my wife doesn't like. As I'm fond of her (after 40 years), I try to do things that make her happy.

Unfortunately, in our little slice of heaven we are down to one B20 supplier. Should it go away, we'll have to run straight D2. I can add a lubricity additive but I doubt it will modify the smell. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-17-2015, 12:08 AM
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Are there any B100 or less alternatives near you? If so you just purchase the fuel and blend it back to B20.
ie: add 2 gallons of B100 to 8 gallons of ULSD = B20. A little bit of a hassle but to keep peace it should be well worth it, while still enjoying your MB.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:27 AM
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Switch to renewable diesel. Its available all over the bay area and superior to B20 in every way.
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Switch to renewable diesel. Its available all over the bay area and superior to B20 in every way.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:16 AM
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I talked to the renewable diesel people: not yet available in my area north of San Francisco. Someday "maybe."

AFAIK no B100 available here any more. I'm still looking but my last search came up empty.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:34 AM
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Jeremy,
I bought some B100 in Petaluma once at Royal petroleum.
http://http://thebiodiesellocator.com/Biodiesel-Locations-map.html/city=Petaluma&state=CA

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Old 07-17-2015, 12:58 PM
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Jeremy,
I bought some B100 in Petaluma once at Royal petroleum.
http://http://thebiodiesellocator.com/Biodiesel-Locations-map.html/city=Petaluma&state=CA

Jeff
I have bought from them. Not sure they still sell biodiesel but I'll check them out. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:23 AM
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Hey, this is a map where biodiesel is available Member Plant Maps - Biodiesel.org. You are welcome to check it out. I hope it will be useful.
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Old 09-30-2015, 11:06 AM
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There are no biodiesel pumps in Virginia. Damn shame, my vehicles run better on it, but the bioD can not compete with 2$ a gallon DinoD
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Have you considered just adding a gallon or so of cheap veggie oil (fresh, not used) to the tank before refueling w/D2? The fuel terminals call that "splash blending". (A drive down a bumpy road immediately after fueling completes the blending.) I'd start with 1 gallon per 10-15+ gallons of D2 and see how it smells. Adjust according to 'scent'. Don't do this in colder climes - gelling/clouding issues.
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I recall there is a "perfume" additive for the smell of D2, but can't remember where I saw it - Jegs or Summit.
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:27 PM
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Lightbulb seems kind of pricey, but who doesnt like the smell of cotton candy

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Have you considered just adding a gallon or so of cheap veggie oil (fresh, not used) to the tank before refueling w/D2? The fuel terminals call that "splash blending". (A drive down a bumpy road immediately after fueling completes the blending.) I'd start with 1 gallon per 10-15+ gallons of D2 and see how it smells. Adjust according to 'scent'. Don't do this in colder climes - gelling/clouding issues.
I do this in the summer sometimes. I've had hippies give me a thumbs up after smelling it and yell "BIODIESEL WOOOOOOOOH!"
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