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View Poll Results: Alternative Diesel Fuel Usage
I make and use Biodiesel 56 20.44%
I would like to make biodiesel 125 45.62%
I use straight veggie oil 40 14.60%
I use Waste motor oil 21 7.66%
I use a blend 33 12.04%
I purchase retail biodiesel 67 24.45%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 274. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:42 PM
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For my Mercedes:
I am currently blending SVO
I'm in the process of converting it to run on 100% SVO/WVO
I'd like to make bio, but don't have the space & my wife is against the idea
A buddy is set up to make it if I can get the WVO, but that is beginning to look almost impossible

For my F250
I'm currently running bio-blend
I and am considering a veggie conversion (it all depends on how well my design works on the old Mercedes)

I've also been collecting WMO and parts I need for a very simple gravity filtering setup so I can add it a couple of gallons at a time to each tank of fuel (10% blend).
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Doh! I made the poll, and forgot to vote myself! I should of added another choice for buying commercial bio.............
No worries. I added "I purchase retail biodiesel" to your poll and voted for it
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these results are going to be interesting- so long as everyone is honest, lol.

i ran into someone today who told me he was running "bio". after a short conversation, i found out he was using diesel secret, DOH!
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No worries. I added "I purchase retail biodiesel" to your poll and voted for it
Thanks. I now am able to vote. The American way! I don't know if it is considered buying retail, I buy from a few places that you need to be a BUG (biodiesel user groups) member. That is the only way to get B100 in California.
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Been making it for over a year under Don's mentoring. Started out blending and then started doing it the right way. Me and my 2 partners make about 100 gallons/week now as long as we can keep getting our oil we will be ok. Have contracts with 2 restaurants, 1 hospital, a nursing home and working to get more small grocery/deli type operations. Jeep 1947
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Bump to top. Looks like we have some new people to take the poll!
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I just started using bio, I use B100. I bought it for 4.459 a gallon here in Fort Worth. I was pondering on making bio, but you cant get used oil around here. I asked around a few places, they wanted me to buy it. What would be a fair price? With ethonal prices and oil costing, about how much does it cost to make a gallon start to finish? I like the stuff so far, dino is 4.79+ around here, Yipes!
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I am making biodiesel since the middle of may. So far, the truck and I both love it. I have run about 6000 miles on it so far and I am checking the engine health with Blackstone oil reports. I also dry wash with Magnesol and I am having great success with that process.
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Been messing with bio for 3 years now, started to mix, working on conversion!
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Been making and running B100 for the last 3 years. Only doing it in the warm months so far. Still working on the jacketed fuel lines and heated tank for the winter months. The old girl sure likes the stuff.
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I am new here. I am a farmer and am making my own bio for use in my farm equipment. I do have a 99 F350 7.3 and will start running B20 this week. I eventually want to run B100 during the summer and whatever I can get away with in the winter. I am located in central massachusetts and we have some fairly cold winters. Has anyone tried the anti-gelling things that are coming to the market? What about long term use of B100 in my 7.3 diesel?
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I plan on going with bio and am asking around for used VO It is tuff to find most places want to sell it.As far as buying bio I would but only place I found wants more then diesel.So for now still dreaming
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