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Old 10-16-2007, 12:20 PM
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How is more CO2 a good thing?

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:28 PM
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A warmer climate means flourishing life. Plants use CO2, more CO2 means more and healthier plants.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:39 PM
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I'm with Paul. And whats the worst, I have to disaasemble the IP and have my guy drop a thou or two of chrome plating on the inside so we can rebuild it!? I do bio.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:00 PM
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I have a feeling you are just trying to stir things up, but there is a lot wrong with this statement. The stability of the climate is a very delicate thing, and it doesn't work this simply. I will leave it at that.

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:05 PM
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Good. That is more of an OD topic.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:13 PM
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Old300D- Do you make your own bio? How easy/hard is it to do? Have you ever had a bad batch of Bio run through your car or gel up?
Yes I do make my own. Once you have built and operated the processor, it is very easy to make a batch. I've never made a "bad" batch of bio, but I have made some fuel that is not well converted and has residual glycerides in it. I was actually running B100 with this batch last week when the temperature dropped and it immediately coated my prefilter with greasy crap. Swapped the filter and it was good the rest of the week, andnow I'm running B80 with a better-converted fuel - the same stuff I'm running at B30 in my Liberty CRD.

I've also gelled up a couple of times in extremely cold weather. In one case a filter swap got me home and in the other topping off with diesel and anti-gel cured the symptoms of imminent filter plugging.
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I thought plants are only able to take care of so much. My understanding is that CO2 concentrations are rising to the highest it has ever been in millions of years of history. I was under the impression that it is because the plants are not able to keep up. Not to mention the rainforest is disappearing.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:57 PM
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A warmer climate means flourishing life. Plants use CO2, more CO2 means more and healthier plants.
Your gimmick is getting very old
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:16 AM
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All doom and gloom. We can't even produce the equivalent CO2 of a drop in a bucket in a years time.

The world ain't gonna end folks! You can climb out from under your desks now.
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Old300D, Where do you get your alcohol for the transesterification? Do you use methanol, or ethanol? How much of the alcohol can you recover and re-use?
So far I've been happy running SVO, but my '98 is probably in the last generation of cars that I'll be able to convert, considering the trend towards common rail injection and electronic injectors. I imagine these systems are less tolerant of... ummm, how was it phrased... "cold slimy waste oil" than the mechanical IP's and injectors of 10 years ago. Hence, a biodiesel reactor might be in my future.

I'd better start getting my wife used to the idea now. I bet it will take a few years to wear her down enough to get clearance for this one...

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Old 10-18-2007, 02:20 AM
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One has to wonder why just about every other MB diesel for sale on Ebay has one of these veggie conversions. My guess is that something goes wrong mechanically, or people just get tired of looking for filthy grease and filtering it. I think in 10 or 20 years we'll be looking back at all this as a silly fad, especially once 2nd generation biofuels are commonly available. Even today's biodiesel will probably look primitive by then.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:47 AM
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One has to wonder why just about every other MB diesel for sale on Ebay has one of these veggie conversions.
My bet is that most of them are taking advantage of the naive newbies just to make a major profit.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:45 AM
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OLD300D,

Do you have a website or know of a really good website with a knowledgable person who built their equipment/process from scratch? I've looked a some sites before but you never know how good they are or how simple it could be.

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Old 01-27-2009, 10:32 PM
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Jason,

Sorry for taking that long in getting back to you!

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How many veggie miles do you have now on the 92?
I have now some 20 000 miles on veggie done with the 92. Troublefree in terms of veggie. My problems are electric and No boost issues. I will soon go with the pressure wastegate swap from gsxr.

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Was it a completely custom conversion?
100% custom built with common SVO kit components like switchover valve and backflush valve, heated aluminum tank....

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What are you thinking about doing to the 98?
For now, I only do small batches of biodiesel. The limited mileage put on the 98 doesn't justify any conversion for now. But if I do a conversion one day, it will be based on this guy's project:Jake Palmer's conversion

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