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  • Blending WVO with Biodiesel

    For the last few years I have been blending 30% WVO with 70% low conversion biodiesel to use in my Musso during the summer.
    This runs the same as 100% biodiesel.

    Last week I decide to do a bit of testing and upped the ratio first to 40% WVO, 60% biodiesel and then to 50- 50.
    In both cases, once the glow plug light goes off the car started immediately when cold and there is no noticeable difference in the running of the engine compared to 100% biodiesel.

    I think I will have to see just how little biodiesel can be used and the engine still starts immediately from cold.

  • #2
    Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

    Tilly, I look forward to reading your test results.
    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
    '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
    '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
    '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
    '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

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    • #3
      Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

      Quick update,

      I increased the mixture to 60% WVO and 40% biodiesel.

      The engine now takes longer to start on the initial cold start in the morning.
      Normally, with 100% biodiesel, once the glow plug light goes off the engine will start virtually instantaneously on the first cold start in the morning and is ready to move off withing 5 seconds or so.
      With 60% WVO it cranks perhaps one or two seconds before firing and then takes a further few seconds to settle down to smooth idle and is ready to move off within 15 seconds or so.

      Mussos are not happy starters, whether warm or cold without waiting for the glowplug light to go off.

      Any time I restart the engine for the rest of the day it does not behave any differently than it does using 100% biodidiesel

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      • #4
        Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

        Tilly, Are you planning to test higher WVO blends?
        At least in Summer....
        Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

        Current Vehicles in stable:
        '06 Musso Sports 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
        '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
        '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

        Previous Vehicles:
        '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
        '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
        '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
        '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
        '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
        '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
        '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
        '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

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        • #5
          Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

          Hi Tony,
          Originally posted by Tony From West Oz View Post
          Tilly, Are you planning to test higher WVO blends?
          At least in Summer....
          I am going to leave it at 60% WVO at the moment.
          I am off to Wagga Wagga soon so this is good enough for now.
          I want to see how the inline filter holds up.

          Curious, where do you get your wire mesh washable inline filters?

          I might do some further testing after Christmas

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          • #6
            Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

            Hi, Tilly, have you advanced the injection timing on your Musso? I would think it would help with the cold start, as well as give you a performance bost.

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            • #7
              Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

              Tilly, I use a prefilter specified for a Mercedes W123 300D. It is a Mann WK31/5 It has a 90 elbow built into it. They usually cost less the $10 each and can be back flushed, washed out using byproduct from biodiesel making, or cleaned using a solvent (ULP).
              Tony




              Originally posted by tillyfromparadise View Post
              Hi Tony,
              I am going to leave it at 60% WVO at the moment.
              I am off to Wagga Wagga soon so this is good enough for now.
              I want to see how the inline filter holds up.

              Curious, where do you get your wire mesh washable inline filters?

              I might do some further testing after Christmas

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

              Current Vehicles in stable:
              '06 Musso Sports 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
              '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
              '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

              Previous Vehicles:
              '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
              '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
              '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
              '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
              '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
              '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
              '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
              '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

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              • #8
                Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

                Tilly,

                I bought a couple of these after trying to find them closer and cheaper but with no luck..

                https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mercedes...-/190844753002

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                • #9
                  Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

                  Hi smithw,

                  Originally posted by smithw View Post
                  Hi, Tilly, have you advanced the injection timing on your Musso? I would think it would help with the cold start, as well as give you a performance bost.
                  No, I have not made any adjustments to the ip.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

                    Hi Chev28,

                    Originally posted by Chev28 View Post
                    Tilly,

                    I bought a couple of these after trying to find them closer and cheaper but with no luck..

                    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mercedes...-/190844753002
                    Thank you for the link.
                    I too am finding it hard to find the filters available at a lower price.
                    I will spend a bit more time looking over the next few days

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                    • #11
                      Re: Blending WVO with Biodiesel

                      Originally posted by tillyfromparadise View Post
                      Hi Chev28,

                      Thank you for the link.
                      I too am finding it hard to find the filters available at a lower price.
                      I will spend a bit more time looking over the next few days
                      Tilly, I get mine from
                      [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]Filter Supplies (WA)[/COLOR]
                      Address: 12 Tilli Pl, Welshpool WA 6106
                      Phone: (08) 9356 1655


                      I am sure that they will happily post them to you.
                      Regar
                      ds,
                      Tony



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

                      Current Vehicles in stable:
                      '06 Musso Sports 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
                      '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
                      '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

                      Previous Vehicles:
                      '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
                      '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
                      '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
                      '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
                      '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
                      '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
                      '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
                      '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

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

                      Comment

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