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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    I suppose the remapping and other mods can be quite expensive. What about re-selling the vehicle to someone who doesn't want to use SVO. Just seems...
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    20th November 2017, 07:04 AM
    Thanks, I'm here if you need to ask anything.
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    20th November 2017, 02:23 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    No Tilly, he is not. David S is David Shinn and I am David Smith. Neither of us would dream of confusing the forum by posting as someone we were not.
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    19th November 2017, 11:44 PM
    Hi gemspec, here in the UK (within us biodieselers) the pug 2.0 HDI engine is regarded as 'unshootable' as far as bio is concerned. Because of the...
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    19th November 2017, 11:30 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    He probably doesn't sleep an night anyway, David. He is too busy picking through posts trying to see if there is anything that doesn't suit him. ...
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    19th November 2017, 11:13 AM
    I've used B100 in 2x common rail Peugeot 2.0 hdi's. One for 3 years and One for 5 years with no issues.
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    17th November 2017, 03:35 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    What a good idea it was for me to post on here. At least when Tilly is examining my posts and 'having a go' it gives other members like Dr Mark a...
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    16th November 2017, 11:48 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Wesley, you have to use ex-process glycerol to make the proceedure work. It depends on a number of factors; ratio of mix, residual chemical amounts...
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    15th November 2017, 04:16 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I had to rake around the VOD...
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    13th November 2017, 06:57 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    It is ridiculous to call a glycerol pre-wash a !st stage. That would imply that only methoxide was added. Jon Heron seemed to be annoyed that I...
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    12th November 2017, 10:29 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Tilly, I know there is no Magic, but when the glycerol pre-treatment is so easy to do, why would I want to try to convert WVO 'as is' When I can...
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    12th November 2017, 06:43 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Indeed, one of the reasons I glycerol pre-treat.
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    11th November 2017, 09:35 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    I think your conclusions are generally correct Tilly. However I did perform some water tests on KOH methoxide before and after being dried by CaO...
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    8th November 2017, 04:58 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    All the World is a stage, Tilly-----I'll leave the comparative testing to your goodself!
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    8th November 2017, 03:04 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    I'm sure IMB was pleased with your advice. BTW well done with the tests. When you threw down the gauntlet to Dr Mark it was a mistake for him to...
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    8th November 2017, 12:26 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    That isn't what i said, Tilly. I was agreeing with you that calcium hydride can dry methanol, the very reason it works in the Sandy Brae, producing...
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    7th November 2017, 01:34 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Indeed it does Tilly, which is why the Sandy Brae works to quantify the amount of water in methanol. Calcium Oxide also reduces the water in...
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    1st November 2017, 09:01 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Apple sauce is probably due to the water liberated from neutralisation. As there is insufficient catalyst for any transesterification to proceed the...
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    29th October 2017, 11:21 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Wesley, I think you are getting mixed up with two quite separate reactions here. After the CaO has done its job removing water from the reaction it...
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    28th October 2017, 08:00 AM
    Hi Mark, i have (partly) used your method in that i have used CaO to dry the methoxide, then used a 2 stage method at ambient temperature. It does...
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    24th October 2017, 10:08 AM
    I also bet that you are correct Tilly. Even with anhydrous methoxide there is no way the reaction will get anywhere near completion with that recipe.
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    24th October 2017, 03:23 AM
    Better to try oil that titrates at 7(KOH) if you are adding 15gmsKOH/litre, then you may get somewhere!
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peugeot 806 hdi
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been making bio for 8 years. Flown models for TV and feature films.
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drones. mining gold in the Yukon.
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