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Old 07-18-2008, 10:49 PM
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Ethanol and biodiesel 50/50.

I did originally want to run it on the diesel but I have learned that I could not run it.

Gas cars and trucks are ok. From what I have read.
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Butyl alcohol can be mixed with diesel fuel in virtually any concentration. It does not separate as water is added or as the temperature is decreased. Further, butyl alcohol does not significantly change the cetane number of diesel fuel. In blends with diesel fuel, butyl alcohol tends to reduce the solidification temperature of the fuel at low temperatures.
I did hear of blenders using alcohol (don't remember the type) to thin the viscosity of VO, but the consensus was it was too expensive to be worth it.

Kerosene or RUG was suggested as a successful "thinner".

I just looked up Butyl Alcohol and it's over $50 per liter.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:58 PM
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Alcahol makes the diesel mix much easier to ignite. The diesel tank vent system isn't designed to handle volatile fuels like alcahol and gasoline mixtures.

Diesohol came up in Australia in early 2000 and every engine builder recommended against using it.
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