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Old 07-18-2017, 05:54 PM
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trying to filter in the streets of brooklyn
as a WVO enthusiast i appreciate your enthusiasm, but goodness you will kill your car like that! your neighborhood rats must love you too

buy commercial bio-d - if you live in a city and dont have the room to store and filter properly, its the sacrifice you must make.
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:56 PM
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it was a one time experiment, thanks for the concern.

tri state won't sell me biodiesel anymore, i'd like to start a buying club to meet their 100 gallon delivery minimum.
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just need somewhere to stash a 100+ gallon drum or tank.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:29 AM
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plain well filtered WVO works fine

I got Rich's barrel and some of the oil, and it is very good quality. I've been running UNCONVERTED STRAIGHT WVO for 10 years with few problems.

If you let it settle a few weeks or more, (any water will sink to the bottom) and filter it thru a 1 micron sock filter that you can order on line from McMaster Carr and others, or even a sewn up blue jean leg, you can run it right in the tank if the weather is above 45 or 50 deg.F. Keep some oil in the house behind the woodstove or near a heat vent in cooler weather, and pour it in the tank right before use. Use your plug in block heater in cooler weather. Maybe get a magnetic stick on heater to put on the lowest part of the back of the tank in the trunk to extend your season.

I had a friend who had a ton of dark, thick oil that was cooked to death, and i had to reject most of it. The folks who have problems are either not filtering well, or using lousy oil. Another problem is a conversion that isn't done right, and either water gets in the oil, which can ruin your i.p., or air gets in the lines.

The stuff i got from Rich was top notch, mostly a light amber indicating it was not cooked to death.

If you have a sock filter that you can hang somewhere, maybe even a tree branch, and a clean 5 gallon bucket, you can filter your own fuel. I usually add a cup of gasoline or maybe 2 (in cooler weather) to each cubie of filtered oil. Thins it further and acts as a preservative, eliminating the need for biobor or other additives.

If you don't have space for 55 gallon drums, you can find clean cubies to store the filtered oil at or behind any deep fry restaurant, as it is a P.I.T.A. to sufficiently clean the ones the used oil comes in.

The only problem i had was after maybe 1 or 2 thousand miles, crud from the previous diesel fuel or something made the primary filter clog a lot. I put up with cleaning that filter every 20 miles or so, and drained the tank, and have since driven over 35,000 miles on each of 2 W123's with no additional problems. I get about 3 - 5000 miles out of a primary filter, and maybe twice that out of the spin on. Maybe take out the injectors and clean them and soak the rings in marvel mystery oil every 30,000 miles or so.

Running WVO in hot weather is a no brainer IMHO.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:15 PM
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that's amazing, straight WVO above 40-50F
well i live in an apt in brooklyn, and not one with a back or front yard unfortunately.

i would love to find somewhere to stash a 100-200 gallon tank or 2 55 gallon tanks to meet tri-state biodiesel's 100 gallon minimum. they won't sell to individual cars anymore.
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