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Old 07-18-2008, 10:29 PM
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Clean the bowels> Bio purgative

All this talk of alternative fuels. When I first brought this car home,it
was gonna have an Elsbett set-up fer sure. I wanted to be able to pour
whatever I could find into it, well, just in case. I found here on this forum
that it ain't that simple. So where I'm at now, from what I've read here,
is that if nothing else, running a tank of bio at least once a month is like a
purgative, for lack of a better word. It seems to help once all the, erm
sh&t, is all cleaned out. After that a tank of B100 helps the planet, cleans
out the system, doesn't hurt a thing? Correct? Better than any additive if you time it properly? Am I getting this as it seems? After the initial toilet
flush, you can switch at will between dino/bio? Yeah I know the hose thing. After a time I'll switch, but I'd like to see how the hoses fail. I'm never more than 12 miles from home, I can still walk that, so, I'm not
worried,heh.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:50 PM
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All this talk of alternative fuels. When I first brought this car home,it
was gonna have an Elsbett set-up fer sure. I wanted to be able to pour
whatever I could find into it, well, just in case. I found here on this forum
that it ain't that simple. So where I'm at now, from what I've read here,
is that if nothing else, running a tank of bio at least once a month is like a
purgative, for lack of a better word. It seems to help once all the, erm
sh&t, is all cleaned out. After that a tank of B100 helps the planet, cleans
out the system, doesn't hurt a thing? Correct? Better than any additive if you time it properly? Am I getting this as it seems? After the initial toilet
flush, you can switch at will between dino/bio? Yeah I know the hose thing. After a time I'll switch, but I'd like to see how the hoses fail. I'm never more than 12 miles from home, I can still walk that, so, I'm not
worried,heh.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:52 PM
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You can use any mixture of actual biodiesel without modifications as long as the outside temp is warm enough that it wont gel.
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:32 PM
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Yep, I go back and forth all the time between B99 to plain D2.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:06 AM
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In my car that I just got 2 weeks ago I immediately put some B99 in it and made it about 3 miles before it started sputtering. The primary filter looked like it had been at the bottom of a lake. Just in case it's not all cleaned out I keep a screwdriver and a spare filter in the trunk.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:20 AM
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In my car that I just got 2 weeks ago I immediately put some B99 in it and made it about 3 miles before it started sputtering. The primary filter looked like it had been at the bottom of a lake. Just in case it's not all cleaned out I keep a screwdriver and a spare filter in the trunk.
Your tank must have already been so full of bugs that your filter was barely flowing as it was if that happened so soon after filling up; or it wasnt commercially prepared bio that you fed it.
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