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    Re: Adventurers in common rail repair

    Just an update, Ive been driving the 306 HDI pug around for a few weeks and it goes like a rocket on bio. I did around 200 km, and then it started cutting out and stopping at random. It will always...
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    Re: Incomplete reaction advice

    Why dont you buy one of these?
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    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100ml-Lab-Glass-Conical-Bottom-Centrifuge-Tube-Scaled-With-Stopper-Chemical-Ware/32806842186.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.B1gqgk
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    That is interesting, I have the 2006 edition 3 and everything is the same except you add NaOH to the boiling water. I still have not received my new book, and he hasn't responded to my email...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Hi Tony
    I got a little more bio than I usually get about 20-30 liters, I was more concerned about the 3/27 test come out murky. Even after 2 days it still looks the same, no drop out. The bio...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    I got a little less glycerol, I can get as much as 120 liters, this time I got 90 liters which is on the low end of what i usually get.
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    The finished bio looks great, it is possible that some fines got into the methoxide. I suck it out of the drum with a pump and i did notice the cement was really easy to stir up from the bottom. I...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Ok heres an update on cement diesel, sorry it took so long it been crazy at work. 2292 The bio looks good, and there is minimal soaps in shakeup test.
    Strangely the 3/27 test didn't go so well....
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Ive just ordered Paul martins Latest book, I have the one from 2006, which has served me well, making great quality bio from crappy WVO fill of chicken fart for the last 10 years. I have heard that...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    No i didn't. I just compared the what i usually do, to what i usually do + adding cement. If the 3/27 test is good I going to try less Naoh in the caustic striping + cement.
    Hope that makes scene,...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    I should of said very Hot water which is what i do.
    So my first batch of cement diesel is now drying. Heres the good the bad and the ugly. The first thing i noticed is that putting cement in the...
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    Re: oil/petrol blend question

    It may have a blocked filter or air leak.
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Im not a chemist so Ill take your word for it, Ive been using Paul Martins method for over 10 years, I had all sorts of problems before that and almost gave up. I see he has a new book, I don't know...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Caustic striping formula is, titrate the WVO ,lets call it Y
    3.5+Y add this amount of NaOH to 40ml of boiling water for every liter of feedstock.
    Mix in the caustic water into the feedstock at 50C...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Tilly I also do a caustic striping, and I lose about 40-50 L with that. If I don't do a caustic strip my bio gels in winter.
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Around 300L sometimes 330L sometimes 280L Just depends on how fatty the oil is. I generally don't titrate the oil before I start, as what would I do with this information?
    Last time I did it I...
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    Re: Glycerol composition.

    Ive just started a 420L batch of "cement biodiesel" and Ive now got to wait a couple of days for the fines to drop out before I continue.
    The only thing I changed was adding the cement to the...
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    Re: Adventurers in common rail repair

    Ok so the pug now runs, turns out it was one of the second hand injectors that was faulty, not both. I replaced it with the one of my old injectors that was the "best of the bad"
    It now starts...
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    Re: Adventurers in common rail repair

    Got the 2nd hand injectors from the UK, and got a chance to fit them today. First I pulled out the filter and housing and found that a seal inside the filter was completely broken and was just...
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    Re: BD use in Common Rail engines

    I cans see a heap of problems trying to run a common rail on WVO. It all very well to have your ECU programed for it, It doesn't address other issues, such as
    The in tank lift pump will not work...
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    Re: BD use in Common Rail engines

    Thanks smithy, there seems to be a lot of misinformation on the internet. Ive got a 306 Pug that im repairing and a friend been looking at a 406, but he was put off by all the "biodiesel broke my...
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    Re: BD use in Common Rail engines

    I want to bump this thread, as I have the same question. Is anyone running BD in a common rail engine.
    thanks
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    Adventurers in common rail repair

    A few month ago I was given a Peugeot 306 HDI, and the reason for this generosity was that the engine wont start and it has been to several garages and no one can fix it. Gee thanks....
    So over the...
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    Re: Heating the house with bio

    I move house in January, to a 2 acre block with lots of firewood so i didn't use it at all last winter. I did try it on a mix of WVO and 10%petrol and it didn't work very well it would keep shutting...
  24. Thread: Free methanol.

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    Re: Free methanol.

    Im not far from you and can take it, Ive left a PM
    Thanks
  25. Re: My Ambient/ Room temperature Biodiesel Production

    Thanks for the link, Ill have to try this.
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