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Old 05-22-2003, 11:48 PM
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Biodiesel conversion?

Has anyone done any work in this area? My dad has a VW rabbit that he's converting. Seems the process should be similar? Ideas?
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Old 05-24-2003, 03:36 PM
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Hi,
Here in Europe we already have around 25% rape-seed oil in our diesel fuel, my 1986 F-250 has no conversion and burns it Ok.

I have been told to watch out for leaks at the o-rings as they dry up faster with bio-diesel. The truck has been running on it since 1998 and no leaks so far, hope it lasts, the only noticable difference is the odor of the smoke !!

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goto biodiesel.infopop.net. Several Ford diesel owners are using biodiesel or vegetable oil. Search on 'Ford' and 'Diesel'
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the only noticable difference is the odor of the smoke !!

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Does it smell ike a fish and chips joint?
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:53 AM
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It does if the biodiesel was made from used fryer oil from a f+c place. Usually smells like 'something burning in the kitchen' or a BBQ. All say it's better than petro diesel.
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25% doesn't change the odor much but it does smell better than straight diesel, no french, sorry, "freedom fries" coming out of the muffler yet!!
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