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    Re: Anyone have experience with this pump?

    I just burnt out the motor in one that I bought last year, sucking up WVO. I pulled it apart and the armature was quite different to another one I had, that looks identical from the outside. It had...
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    Re: Any Gold Coasters out there?

    Member Gemspec has a HDI peugout 406 that he runs on 100% bio. It has the same engine as your Citroen. If you are going to run Bio it needs to be well made, with no soap or drop out.
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    Re: What is Your Computer Download Speed

    I Just discovered something that may help out with your speed. A Bit of back story first, bear with me.. I have fixed wireless NBN 25Mbps with optus, and have had problems with the service for over a...
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    Re: Danger in the shed - please read

    Saw that on the TV News, they said it was a gas cylinder explosion, and made it out to be a BBQ bottle and started their fear mongering about the dangers of gas BBQs....
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    Re: Anyone have experience with this pump?

    Ive got 2 of them one for transferring bio, and one for moving WVO They work well but the switch on the back has burnt out, I just replaced it with a better switch. They will pump WVO as long as its...
  6. Re: After 15 years decided to start washing my biodiesel

    You are correct Johnnnojack, but a bad spray pattern will not stop the engine from running. I think there is a couple of faults with this engine, the fact that he has changed the pump and the engine...
  7. Re: After 15 years decided to start washing my biodiesel

    Thats no good Just want to ask have you checked the timing, sometimes the cam belt can skip a tooth if the engine has been rotated backwards. ( parked up hill in gear) This can give you the symptoms...
  8. Re: After 15 years decided to start washing my biodiesel

    Re 3ct or 3cte pump. I have two 3ct pumps. Looks like they will bolt on fine, but they look so different, heaps more electrical plugs on 3cte. The throttle cable system is different, which I could...
  9. Re: After 15 years decided to start washing my biodiesel

    Did you say 3CTE ? is that the electronic pump? Mine is a 3CT which is just mechanical and its done about 360,000 kms . The only time i had a problem is when the fuel filter broke, and also the...
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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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