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  1. #1
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    Where do I start?

    G'day everyone.
    I'm so new on this forum I don't even own a diesel vehicle.
    Is there anyone with surplus veg oil in the Northwest of Tas? Where do I start with all this information? Seems like you can buy any modern diesel car and use / make bio fuel. I'm keen on having a go and even running a generator on it.

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    Re: Where do I start?

    Sparky,
    I hope you don't mind, but I have moved your post into it's own thread and re-named it.

    Have a look around the forum and check out the threads :
    http://Vehicles running on Biodiesel...- mileage/time
    and
    http://Vehicles converted to Used Cooking Oil
    To see vehicles other members here are using, and what fuel they are using.
    Many people are reluctant to buy a near new vehicle and chance major issues with it when using home made fuels. They, like I, start with an older vehicle and get used to the issues that can occur when using renewable fuels. eg Vehices which have metal fuel tanks often have a lot of "diesel bug" in the tank, which will be killed off by using these fuels and will clog the fuel filter in the first few tanks of the new fuel.

    This is a learning experience. Most of the questions you think of have already been answered here. Use google to search within this site by adding "site:biofuelsforum.com" at the end of your search terms in the google input field.

    Enjoy the journey,

    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    Toyota Camry Hybrid - (Wife's Car)

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]



    Searching the Biofuels Forum using Google
    Adding images and/or documents to your posts


  3. #3
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    Re: Where do I start?

    Thanks for the move, prompt feedback, and welcome Tony.
    I'm excited about this project and will read up on it here. I know one bloke in this area who does this and will pick his brains too.

    Sparky

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    Re: Where do I start?

    Good oh Sparky. When you have some questions which you are unable to find answers for, please ask the members.
    We really appreciate new members researching their questions before blurting out poorly thought out questions. Then we really feel valued when sharing our knowledge.

    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    Toyota Camry Hybrid - (Wife's Car)

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]



    Searching the Biofuels Forum using Google
    Adding images and/or documents to your posts


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