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Old 07-03-2008, 08:56 AM
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Have you actually watched the video? If you did you would be guessing.
It's a known fact that non petroleum fuels were used in the development of the diesel and that was not included in the video.It was a nice video but it left out that part . If you watched the video how did you miss that I'm not interested in arguing about wvo so please take it somewhere else.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:05 AM
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It's a known fact that non petroleum fuels were used in the development of the diesel and that was not included in the video.
Oh, so because they didn't include it in the video they must be intentionally keeping the information away? They also didn't mention that the gasoline engines could be run on biomass (ethanol) as well, they must be holding back that information too.

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It was a nice video but it left out that part. If you watched the video how did you miss that I'm not interested in arguing about wvo so please take it somewhere else.
You obviously missed the fact that you are the first and only one to bring up WVO. It is NOT being discussed here so don't derail this thread into it. If you actually watched the entire video how did you miss that the video was not about the FUEL but was focused on the ENGINE.

Its a simple video on the diesel engine and its efficiency over other types of engines, quit trying to warp it into some sort of anti-biofuel Big Oil propaganda video.
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Until a better fuel was developed in the 1920's, petroleum Diesel.

And by better you mean cheaper.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:34 PM
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And by better you mean cheaper.
um, no... Petroleum Diesel has more power per gallon than any of the veg oils...and it was at the time readily available... cheap.
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This was just in praise of another fossil fuel burning internal combustion engine. There was another arm of the industry that ensured petroleum fuel use in the engine. The whole thing was probably a tax write-off.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:17 PM
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They just can't accept that its just a good video about the engine and not the fuel. Its made by Big Oil so it MUST be a propaganda film.
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Actually, the first fuel he tried was coal dust, but that didn't work too well.
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And it's not that GREAT of a film in any case. It's a pretty simple educational film like we used to watch in 5th grade when the teacher was feeling lazy.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:59 PM
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And it's not that GREAT of a film in any case. It's a pretty simple educational film like we used to watch in 5th grade when the teacher was feeling lazy.
So I'm assuming that I wasn't the only one reminded of nearly falling asleep in biology class because of that narrator's voice?
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:11 PM
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It did have a bit of that old substitute teacher kill-some-time movie feeling but I really enjoyed seeing and hearing a reproduction of the original engine actually running. I wonder if a copy of that original "Diesel" German movie is available anywhere?
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