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robbiearvier
21st July 2008, 11:31 AM
Just wondering if anyone else living in cold hobart has any problems with white sedement forming in their fuel after too much exposure to cold? Does not happen when mixed with 20% fossil diesel... Also do we have any diesel mechanics down here that do not hate biodiesel?


TITLE MEANT TO READ : Animal Lipids forming in biodiesel

Tony From West Oz
21st July 2008, 11:20 PM
Robbie, I was wondering about the lips ;)
The high melting point esters (methyl stearate, methyl palmate etc) will come out of solution at low temperatures. As the temp rises, this will return to solution.

Regards
Tony

robbiearvier
22nd July 2008, 09:14 AM
Cheers Tony! Yes my keyboard needs replacing... So would adding diesel be an ok solution for this problem and is fuel ok wen these solids return to solution?

Tony From West Oz
23rd July 2008, 12:03 AM
Robbie,
Yes, but it may be worth filtering the blend before adding to your fuel tank.
and Yes, the high melting point biodiesel is a good fuel in warmer months.

Regards,
Tony

pangit
23rd July 2008, 03:03 PM
http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/53/30/23463053.jpg

:D:D:D:D

geewizztoo
23rd July 2008, 04:17 PM
Nice one Sean

How about this one
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa104/geewizztoo/Pigslips.jpg

Robbie, you may have stumbled across a money making by product

robbiearvier
24th July 2008, 09:09 AM
hmm... nice