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  1. Thread: Turbo replacement

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    Re: Turbo replacement

    It is all back together and running. I think it took about 20 hours all up, which I still find unbelievable.

    The number of times I put pieces together only to find that there is another bit that...
  2. Thread: Turbo replacement

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    Re: Turbo replacement

    It took me half a day to get the old turbo out today. I was close to having to remove the who exhaust system to get the dump pipe off.

    One of the studs on the dump pipe snapped off when I tried to...
  3. Thread: Turbo replacement

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    Re: Turbo replacement

    Thanks once again, Cade.

    I don't have a cat in this old girl. Already has a 2.5" straight through exhaust from dump pipe back. Hopefully I can re-use the gasket.

    The new turbo came with a...
  4. Thread: Turbo replacement

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    Turbo replacement

    I have purchased a new Chinese copy of my IHI RHB5 VI58 turbo from eBay and have started preparations for replacing the old one in my Rodeo later this week.

    Having degreased the area and removed...
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    Re: Heating the house with bio

    So still going strong this last winter, Tony?

    You have a biofuelled hydronic + radiant + hot water system - enviable!
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    Re: Heating the house with bio

    Yes I can see how that Demon Heater would generate a bit of carbon monoxide / dioxide / NOx. Not to mention other nasties if you didn't get a good, clean burn on waste motor oil. I wonder if it would...
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    Re: Heating the house with bio

    Hi smithw, how did your heater go this past winter?
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    Re: The energy it takes to make biodiesel

    Cade - a 14kW domestic PV systems massive! You could probably put your washing machine, dishwasher, the AC and heat a batch of oil around midday and still be exporting to the grid. Good on you for...
  9. Re: Petrol is just going to cost a lot. I don't get the uproar.

    Tilly - I found a photo of you in your '63 Falcon lighting 'em up on the interwebz

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    Re: The energy it takes to make biodiesel

    Sounds like a good methodology, Tilly. Will do next batch.
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    Re: The energy it takes to make biodiesel

    Hi all,

    Here is some detail around my cost calculation. It came out to $0.34/litre of finished fuel. This includes chemicals and electricity for all heaters and pumps (net after solar...
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    The energy it takes to make biodiesel

    Evening all,

    Here's an electricity load profile of my house today while I made a batch of bio from 180L of WVO.

    I try to get the whole operation as close to the middle of the day as I can while...
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    Biodiesel on Landline

    Did anyone else catch ABC Landline on 10 September 2017?

    First segment was on a business in SA composting commercial food & agricultural waste via aerated skip bins that sit onsite and are...
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    Re: 70 Iinline Fuel Filters

    Tony - is the one you use a genuine Mercedes part? Or from someone else? How much are they? I'll be needing a new one soon.

    Tilly, yours look compelling too. Keen to hear how they go.
  15. Thread: Outback road train

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    Outback road train

    I took a trip out to my mate's property near where I grew up last weekend. He uses this Western Star with a 19 litre Cummins K-series to move his cattle. Pulls 3 double-deck cattle trailers @ 140...
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    Sticky: Re: Veggie use in heavy haulage vehicles

    I've heard stories of earthmoving contractors and long-haul trucking companies using both bio & SVO, but have no direct knowledge either.

    I can't see why a big indirect injection Caterpillar,...
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    Re: Winterizing Biodiesel

    I went to visit a mate in the Snowy Mountains a couple of years ago and was concerned about biodiesel solidification, so I added 5% ULP to the tank when I hit Cooma. When I got up in the morning, my...
  18. Re: DIY swapping altitude compensator for boost compensator Bosch VE

    I tapped my EGT probe port into the cast iron turbo exhaust housing and it wasn't fun. It worked though but only just as the cast kept crumbling. I was too lazy to do it in the manifold and there was...
  19. Re: DIY swapping altitude compensator for boost compensator Bosch VE

    Apologies in advance if any of this is already common knowledge...just a bit of brain dump.

    I'm sure the 1HDT is a fairly different engine to the 1HZ. Definitely the head and head gasket &...
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    Re: Making biodiesel while maximising PV usage

    Thanks, Tony - that's great.

    I am kicking myself a bit now as I had 2, brand-new, spare 4-pole DC breakers that I sold on eBay for basically nothing 6 months ago. Should have kept at least 1! My...
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    Re: Making biodiesel while maximising PV usage

    Thanks everyone.

    Running the element on DC is a compelling argument. The distance between my existing DC circuit breaker (upstream of the inverter) on the main switchboard to my reactor tank is...
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    Re: Glycerol / glycerine / byproduct pre wash

    I also forgot to ask how much I can reduce my methanol input by, if at all. Normally I would use 20% methanol x 180 L of oil = 36L
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    Making biodiesel while maximising PV usage

    Hi all,

    Question: Is there any cheap and safe ways to adjust the input power to my 2.4kW heating element and 2 kW mixer motor to match the output of my solar PV system, which is usually between...
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    Re: Glycerol / glycerine / byproduct pre wash

    Thanks, Tilly & Smithy.

    I can definitely see the benefits, but there is just that tradeoff on time and electricity.

    I'm also more inclined to do it at ambient temperature too, although that...
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    Glycerol / glycerine / byproduct pre wash

    I read somewhere recently on this forum about someone doing a glycerine pre wash on their oil before doing the full reaction. I tried to find the thread again but couldn't easily locate it.

    In...
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