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    Biodiesel. Anybody making it / know about making it?

    Anybody here know anything about making it?

    I have apparently inherited a substantial looking plant (home) for it and I'd like to talk about just what / how it all happens when this system is up and running.
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    I believe the guy by that screen name at this forum...
    Has some experience in this area...
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    wHen I diE I hOpe gOd haS mErcy oN my SiNful LifE

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    Ive thought about it. Ive just been a little worried putting homemade bio through a common rail engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Ive thought about it. Ive just been a little worried putting homemade bio through a common rail engine.
    Should be fine with good quality bio. I have seen a couple guys running waste veggie oil in common rail engines, never mind bodiesel

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    A couple years ago a guy here was making bio. The neighbors were suspicious and thought all the plumbing might be for making meth. The cops came and one neighbor asked the cop if it might be for meth. The cop looked puzzled and said "Well maybe."
    Anyway no one was shot and all went well.
    The moral is tell the neighbors what your up to. Or not....
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    Question....

    Is home-made bio-diesel compatible with the new engines that require DEF fluid???
    Just curious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Question....

    Is home-made bio-diesel compatible with the new engines that require DEF fluid???
    Just curious...
    Yes. BUT, it has to be treated or thinned when certain temps are reached. Every kind of bio-d has a different gel point.

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    Thanks for the link - very informative. And interesting.

    Reading through it all has produced another question:

    Anybody want a biodiesel processing plant with dry washing towers? <g> Conical bottom main tank with electric heat and sightglasses. About 40 gallons.

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    For warranty, engine manufacturers require the bio diesel meet a certain qualification (ISO 9000 I think). Without meeting that standard, you'll have to pay for a new engine. They'll test the fuel too. They test the DEF when (not if, when) that takes a crap on your new diesel truck.
    Uh...Google it yourself!

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