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We just started getting bio-diesel in the metro Detroit Michigan area where i work. we plan on testing it in some of our Cat loaders this summer, Reports are that it burns cleaner but i'am concerned about price.
Could you explain to me what bio-diesel is? I am obviously not in-the-know!
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Bio-diesel is diesel fuel made from vegetable oil. It can be waste vegetable oil(KFC, Burger King etc) or new vegetable oil. It has very little emissions with no carbon dioxide and no sulfur dioxide and reduces all other emissions. I have contacted Navistar direct and they first said only a mix 5% bio-diesel with 95% regular diesel was safe to use in PSD, but after more pushing they confirmed the seals & o-rings in the injectors are compatable with bio-diesel. I would really like to talk to someone who is actually using it in late PSD. There is a great site on bio-diesel it is veggievan.com
2000 F250 Crew Cab Diesel 4x4
Converted to right hand drive
There is a company here in Oregon that sells it. I have not tried it, don't have an oil burner. But I have heard that depending on what kind of plant base is used, the engine can make smells like... popcorn, fried chicken, french fries, fresh peanuts etc. Dang another distraction for me while I'm driving.
Oh well, I guess I am stuck with plain old gasoline.
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