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Thread: Hello from Melbourne and a few questions!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
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    Melbourne
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    Hello from Melbourne and a few questions!

    Hi All,

    I've planned on going down the SVO/Blending route for a while but a change to my circumstances saw me move house and get rid of my oil stocks.
    Anyway I'm now settled in my new place, got a regular supply of oil (yay for a sister in law owning a cafe) and have just picked up a very original 300TDI Discovery to use.
    I've got a good supply of cheap kerosene to use for blending, thinking about a blend of 85-90 WVO to 10-15 kero mix. Does this sound like a reasonable ratio? Also do you think any form a fuel heating would help or be needed here in Melbourne (coldest I would see is about 0 degrees when I go away during winter).

    Appreciate any advice.

    Cheers
    Bruce

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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
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    Brisbane
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    Re: Hello from Melbourne and a few questions!

    Hi Bruce
    Regards blend and heating, I suggest for a start you commence some small experiments. Take some old jars mix up your proposed blends and place in your fridge. Observe for cloudiness/solidification which will give you an indication of what state your fuel will be in a 3C Melbourne winter morning. Remember, this is the state it will be in your tank, lines, filter, injection pump, injectors etc.
    Alternatively move up here to Queensland
    Note, inspect your sister in laws cafe, see what she cooks in her oil and see if you can reclaim the used oil with least amount of animal fats in it.
    As for suitability of the 300tdi engine, Iím not familiar as to whether itís direct/indirect injection, IP type etc, so will leave that to the many more learned others on this forum to advise you, however have a good look around the forum for any others with this engine.
    Kind regards Harvey
    Harvey
    1983 BJ42 Landcruiser
    1997 C250TD Mercedes-Benz

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Melbourne
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    Re: Hello from Melbourne and a few questions!

    Thanks Harvey,

    I'll do the those test, good idea. Oil is pretty good quality so no dramas there.
    I'd love to move up North!

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