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  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    Glad to hear it mate, and glad it was a cheap episode to recover from. I'm sure the aftermarket turbo will be fine (for a while anyway!! :) ) ...
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  • Bueff's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 AM
    Good morning Gentlemen, The ute is back on the road and as suggested by you, the runaway was caused by a faulty turbo. we have replaced it with...
    6 replies | 175 view(s)
  • 3DB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 AM
    Thanks, Tony. Now I'm just worried I over-tightened it. Worry, worry, worry. It is such a pain to get to that I will leave it at that for now. The...
    2 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    25th June 2019, 11:50 PM
    An alternator should spin freely because there are only the bearings to cause friction. Alternator with vacuum pump is totally different as the...
    2 replies | 56 view(s)
  • 3DB's Avatar
    25th June 2019, 08:43 PM
    Evening Team, I have some issues with belts squealing for a while and after a bit of trial and error, replacement of 3 V-belts and a can of CRC...
    2 replies | 56 view(s)
  • 3DB's Avatar
    25th June 2019, 08:24 PM
    I suspect this is mostly to do with the Australian Design Rules (ADR) and where brake lights & number plate lights have to be located here as opposed...
    3 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    22nd June 2019, 10:01 AM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread To convert or not in SVO Users
    Thanks Tony, I will use another filter for diesel and tee it in just before the IP. While the factory lift pump would work for both fuels, it makes...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    22nd June 2019, 09:56 AM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread To convert or not in SVO Users
    Fattima I've always liked the design of the 300tdi and it should be a good engine to convert. Purge times should be short as well. You plan sounds...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    21st June 2019, 11:21 PM
    JJ, On my 300D, I went to 20% misfuel in the veggie blend for winter, otherwise no changes and no conversion necessary. For a 2 tank system, purge...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    21st June 2019, 10:43 PM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread To convert or not in SVO Users
    Things went from bad to worse this morning. Jumped into the Jackaroo with frost on the windscreen, gave it a couple of glows and cranked her over but...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    21st June 2019, 12:26 PM
    Captaincademan replied to a thread To convert or not in SVO Users
    Johnno, if you stuck starting a diesel due to low temperatures (insufficient glow heat) you can always create a rough start with a can of...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • fattima's Avatar
    21st June 2019, 11:28 AM
    fattima replied to a thread To convert or not in SVO Users
    Different engine but I'm going to convert my Land Rover Discovery 300tdi. It is getting harder to start in the cold Melbourne winter even with a 10%...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    21st June 2019, 01:32 AM
    JJ, Try one of these valves. They are available as 2 wire (you need a double pole, double throw switch wired as a reversing switch) 3 wire, (a...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    20th June 2019, 10:25 PM
    Johnnojack started a thread To convert or not in SVO Users
    I have been running my Mercedes 190D for over a year on a blend of vege and petrol. Often not quite enough petrol as was shown this week when the...
    7 replies | 145 view(s)
  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    19th June 2019, 01:26 PM
    Hi Cade, Thank you for your vote of confidence, you have made me blush. Typically people wash several times before drying. If you go back and...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    19th June 2019, 07:13 AM
    I worked out last night that with my particular emulsion, that 4ml of white vinegar coupled with 100 degrees of heat (water was boiling off) was all...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • ocsum's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 09:57 PM
    Hi All, wanting the room, still for sale - willing to separate.
    3 replies | 795 view(s)
  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 02:00 PM
    Hi Wesley, Just washed biodiesel with lots of water still in suspension looks like "Orange Juice". You do have to agitate to thoroughtly mix the...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • WesleyB's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 01:31 PM
    I was interrupted while typing a reply. To continue, I made potassium or sodium soap from sodium or potassium hydroxide, on purpose. So I made...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 12:37 PM
    UPDATE: so last night I did a bit more cooking on the stove. took some mayo and heated it. man o man that makes for some trippy viewing. best damn...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 07:06 AM
    Hey Wesley, unfortunately it looks like your post was cut off. would you mind please continuing?
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • WesleyB's Avatar
    18th June 2019, 04:18 AM
    Acetic acid is a stronger acid than free fatty acids. The sodium or potassium salt of free fatty acids (soaps) switch the sodium or potassium to...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 11:23 PM
    Cade a few years ago when I studiously dried my oil while up settling I found that some solar heat helped a lot. A 200 litre drum of oil which failed...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 05:59 PM
    Thanks for your time looking up the water detector. thats good news, so if it passes the test (i.e. less than 40 PPM), then it is definitely dry...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Chev28's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 05:17 PM
    The bubbling is done at the same time as warming and simply speeds the drying along. I never needed much heat when bubbling at the same time. ...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 05:12 PM
    Hi Cade, I can not recall that I have ever used an acid to break an emulsion. My thoughts are that you should use as little as possible that will...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 03:18 PM
    Thanks Tilly. is there an approximate ratio / proportion of vinegar to brew that I should be using? I am over waiting. this brew has been 3...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 02:52 PM
    Hi Cade, I think you have answered your own question. I would just let it sit and see if the emulsion breaks on it's own, then remove water and...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
  • smithw's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 02:16 PM
    smithw replied to a thread Posting an Image in This forum
    Just trying to post an image, with a bbcode ignore me if it doesn't work. Well it does work! just got to imgur, fine your picture. hover...
    14 replies | 649 view(s)
  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    17th June 2019, 09:56 AM
    Ok so I did a search on the topic and learnt that there are a few ways to crack it. I might try heating it again and see what happens. not very...
    31 replies | 529 view(s)
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