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Old 04-23-2008, 12:10 AM
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I ran my blend through the winter through Clinton (well, near there...495, 190, 140, 117) single digit temps with no problems. Save your money. PM me if you want some real-world MA feedback.
What blends did you use with the single digits?

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What blends did you use with the single digits?
NMT about 15% RUG blended with WVO. Still flows quite nicely at 5 degrees F.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:25 AM
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why a 2 tank system

Well- I want to increase the Range of my car and make it easier to burn WVO with a little time and funding. My plan is to get a basic two tank system in the car and then upgrade it over the summer so that I will be all set to run WVO by winter.

Thank you guys! The previous posts have been very good. I know that blending #2 and BD is OK and I also treat with Diesel Service in the winter.
The main purpose of this post was to determine if I needed to incorporate an aux. pump and VegTherm to run a higher concentration of BD in the winter, and if blended WVO and #2 will be ok to run thru this setup (assuming proper WVO filtration). I assume a high quality filter such as Racor, will be mandatory for this next step. The last thing I plan to do is install a ghetto jerry rig system. I just want a streamlined, weatherproof install without so many components. A simple tank toggle switch, temp gauge (for WVO @ the IP) and heat exchange setup is all I want.
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Well- I want to increase the Range of my car and make it easier to burn WVO with a little time and funding. My plan is to get a basic two tank system in the car and then upgrade it over the summer so that I will be all set to run WVO by winter.

Thank you guys! The previous posts have been very good. I know that blending #2 and BD is OK and I also treat with Diesel Service in the winter.
The main purpose of this post was to determine if I needed to incorporate an aux. pump and VegTherm to run a higher concentration of BD in the winter, and if blended WVO and #2 will be ok to run thru this setup (assuming proper WVO filtration). I assume a high quality filter such as Racor, will be mandatory for this next step. The last thing I plan to do is install a ghetto jerry rig system. I just want a streamlined, weatherproof install without so many components. A simple tank toggle switch, temp gauge (for WVO @ the IP) and heat exchange setup is all I want.
Nothing simpler than ..."factory original"...but, whatever.
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Nothing simpler than ..."factory original"...but, whatever.

Agreed; but 16 extra gallons = 384 extra miles @24 mpg's
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Agreed; but 16 extra gallons = 384 extra miles @24 mpg's
Probably a little less since that extra 128lbs is like carrying an extra passenger.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:07 AM
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Somewhere here a year ago or so I posted results from testing B100 (commercial, midwest, soybean stock) in my freezer. As I recall, at +32F it was pretty slushy and by +20F it was solid. I'm Nebraska sees much worse than that in a typical winter.
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You can test your biodiesel in the fridge

One guy just takes his titration tube, puts it in the freezer with a thermometer. When it gets misty looking, it's STARTING to gel. Note the temp on the thermometer. He mixes with regular diesel when temps go down. Another guy said he uses biodiesel to near 0 degrees.

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Old 04-23-2008, 11:18 AM
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Here in KY I make 1 quart mixes of 100%, 80/20, and 50/50 and set them out on the porch. I do a visual (in the winter) and find that I can go 100% down to about 40 degrees. 80/20 down to about 20 degrees and then 50/50 below that. I too, agree that the additives only work when I add D2.

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