Re: TDI Engines and Vegetable Oil - Can it be used...successfully???
"Ralph A. Schmid, DK5RAS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Samuel" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >The mongrel beuruecrats reckon that people that make fuel out of
> >oil should tax themselves at the standard petrol excise rate, and send
> >money off in a little envelope to parliament house to pay for their
> >cocktail parties.
> They could wait forever, when I would be asked to do so :-)
> >When in fact the dopey bastards should be encouraging all and sundry to
> >start using these alternative fuels.
> In germany they even do not encourage the peoople any more to use bio
> diesel, "rapsmethylester" is the german word for the stuff. When this
> stuff was more expensive, they told to spend those few cents for the
> environment, but nowadays, when costs for fuel explode and biodiesel
> is much cheaper, they do not encourage to use it any more; it just
> does not bring enough money :-(
> >anyway, back to the point, vegetable oil can be run straight (as in
> >from the bottle you keep in your pantry) if it is pre-heated to about 80
> >degrees C, and used in an indirect injection diesel motor. as you stated
> Our Defender 90 2.5TD just runs with it like with normal diesel during
> the summer time.
> >jon, apparently direct injection motors are not as forgiving. The oil
> >be heated to reduce its viscosity and allow it to flow through the
> >better. there are a number of firms that offer kits to do this. i have
> >addresses if your interested, just have to find them again.
i think you're confusing bio-diesel with straight vegetable oil, or SVO for
# bio diesel is vegetable oil that has gone through some process
(trans-estrification or something) which seperates the oil into biodiesel
and glycerine. this stuff can be use in most diesel motors without any
# SVO is just that. nothing done to it, just the oil that is pressed out
of vegies. to run any diesel motor on this, the oil must be pre-heated and
flushed out with diesel (or bio-diesel) before turning motor off to prevent
the oil congealing in the pump etc.
hope this is helpful, and i'll get those websites tomorrow.