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    Re: Incomplete reaction advice

    Hi Smithy,

    I don't own a reasonable graduated flask, but perhaps I should invest to get this calculation correct.

    In the past, I have just done a rough 3/27 using an old syringe and have only...
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    Re: Incomplete reaction advice

    So I heated the batch up to 55C again and added 7L of methanol + a similar amount of left over glycerol, mixed for 3.5 hrs and now have a good visible separation.

    Still didn't pass the 3/27 test,...
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    Re: Incomplete reaction advice

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the responses so far.

    Tilly, to answer your questions:



    180L WVO
    Titration was 3.4. Adding the baseline 7.7 = 11.4 g/L
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    Incomplete reaction advice

    In making recent batches of bio I have tried to do the reaction and let the product sit as long as possible before washing. I've found this to be beneficial in that more byproduct drops out with time...
  5. Glycerol / glycerine / biodiesel byproduct as rust inhibitor?

    I'll try to conduct some sort of test in parallel with this, but what are everyone's thoughts on using bio byproduct instead of fish oil to slow rust down?

    My Merc has some insidious rust...
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    Re: Adventurers in common rail repair

    Nice work!

    I have 2 fuel filters for your car you can have for free if you are happy to pay the postage. I got them when I bought a 306 HDi with the aim of biodieseling it. Plans changed (bought...
  7. Re: Aftermarket fuel filter & sediment / water trap assemblies

    Angle iron - perfect. Easy option.

    I've been buying these MANN filters lately for the Merc (I think the might be one OEM for Merc) and now for this new filter and they all have this EN 14214...
  8. Re: Aftermarket fuel filter & sediment / water trap assemblies

    Well my rebuild work has stood up to an on-vehicle test. It is leak-free and the primer works, so I'm happy. Not sure how I'm going to mount it though.

    2282

    How is yours mounted, Qwarla?

    JJ...
  9. Re: Aftermarket fuel filter & sediment / water trap assemblies

    I think it is possible as the non-return part is inside the filter body. I could check the thread size and pitch.

    That supplier also sells new piston assemblies for this type of filter head.
  10. Aftermarket fuel filter & sediment / water trap assemblies

    I've had various issues with my Isuzu OEM sediment / water trap getting gummed up with yet identified 'tarry substance' which I have posted about previously. It got so gummed that I had to pull it...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  19. 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

    2259
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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.
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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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