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dave300d 08-23-2007 08:55 PM

Question For Old300d
 
I see you live in a cold weather area.Was wondering if you run bio all winter and if so ,what do you do so you can run it all winter.THANKS

slarson80 08-23-2007 09:35 PM

Here is some info
 
http://www.biodiesel.org/resources/reportsdatabase/reports/gen/20050728_Gen-354.pdf

Knightrider966 08-24-2007 02:18 AM

I moved to Arizona! Now I can run bio all year! But seriously, I heard all you need to do is add some diesel No. 1 to keep bio thinned. If it's really cold, I would add some kerosene. A 25/75 mix should be fine! (25 Kero/75 bio) :D

John Schroader 08-24-2007 10:19 AM

bio dilution
 
Last winter was my first bio winter in KY. I found that my 100% bio gelled at about 35 degrees. I tried adding several brands of anti - gel and nothing seemed to help for straight bio. I mixed about 25% #2 diesel (kero might work better) and then added the anti - gel. Worked great, although our low temp was about 8 degrees F. To find the best mix, I made test batches (different mixes) in pint jars and set them in an unheated workshop and watched for gelling.

Old300D 08-24-2007 10:58 AM

I've been able to run B50 most of the winter without any anti-gels, but that is counting on the temperature not falling below 0F. If it goes further than that, a 3x dose of arctic express and B40 will do the trick.

dave300d 08-24-2007 08:27 PM

Thanks-I have one more question. I have a hard time drying my washed bio. I put it in a tank with a bubbler on the bottom and a fan on top. I have heard that if you add some salt. It will take the water out of the bio. Is there a better way to dry.thanks

dave300d 08-25-2007 03:11 PM

I thought on another forum you used salt in some of your bio to clear it up?calling old300d

dave300d 08-26-2007 12:00 PM

Does anyone have a better way to dry bio?


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