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    Re: Shitbox Rally October 2019

    This month I have started using a veggie blend in my 2004 Ssangyong Rexton. To minimise replacement of the main fuel filter, I use one of these...
  2. Re: Mazda Bravo / Ford Courier 2.5 Turbodiesel on WVO Blends

    Hi Culley,
    I had similar issues with a blend until the IP died. I have now found the cause of the IP failure. someone had water in their fuel tank and added a heap of metho to the tank to clean it...
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    Re: More Ssangyongs in the stable

    We were talking about fuel systems, which is why I was talking about the IP.
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    Re: More Ssangyongs in the stable

    JJ
    You could get an IP from a pre 2000 Musso as they had the NA version of this engine.

    Tony
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    Re: More Ssangyongs in the stable

    JJ, These have a Mercedes designed 5 cylinder turbo intercooled IDI engine with inline Injector pump.
    Just the bees knees for veggie oil.
    Much less power than the courier, but no fuel issues. The...
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    More Ssangyongs in the stable

    Following the demise of my Ssangyong Musso early this year, I have been trying a Ford Courier 4X4 on veggie but it wasn't happy, so I have gone back to Ssangyong for transport.
    I bought a Musso 4X4...
  7. Re: Need a little tank for my buzzbox

    Alga, I appreciate your sensible approach to siting and protecting the tank. My concerns were related to any vehicle inspection that may occue and the possibility of needing to have it removed and...
  8. Re: Need a little tank for my buzzbox

    Alga,
    While I have done this before, I also see some potential hazards in having fuel under the bonnet. Even veggie oil can burst into flames if it hits very hot metal. If you plan to do this for...
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    Re: Alternator opinions sought

    An alternator should spin freely because there are only the bearings to cause friction.
    Alternator with vacuum pump is totally different as the vacuum pump may be a vane pump or a diaphragm type...
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    Re: To convert or not

    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 time depends on whether you are purging the fuel...
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    Re: To convert or not

    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 single pole double throw switch will do) or 5 wire...
  12. Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    It is good that you recognised the symptoms of self fueling from the sump oil (via the turbo seal) you most likely have dodged the bullet and survived without any engine damage.
    Be sure to check the...
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    JJ, I believe it should be the same as on any of the OM60x or 66x series engines.
    On front of engine, 3 bolts around vacuum pump and one on back of IP to block. Yes, everything is in the way of it....
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    Tilly, I was mainly commenting on the year of the one you gave the 0-60 time for.
    Yes, those numbers are pretty good for a 1965 car, especially for a diesel.
    Makes you think if the numbers are...
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    Tilly, That was the "Roundie", not the W201 series. I do not believe it was offered in the USA (with their penchant for acceleration and speed.
    Heck, even the W123 300D got a turbo in USA. Not for...
  16. Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    3DB,
    Water - Air intercoolers are really good for Petrol engines because they are on boost much less than diesels, which are on boost whenever over 2K RPM. For diesels, Air - Air intercoolers are...
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    Johnnojack. The IP rotates in the same direction as the crankshaft. (Clockwise), so you should adjust the IP in an anticlockwise direction to advance injection (top of IP moves closer to block)....
  18. Re: The chemistry of the glycerol (and soap) phase

    Tilly and WesleyB. Thank you for the precise numbers. It looks like my use of the atomic mass (10% accuracy) was reasonably accurate for a non-chemist.

    So, with the aid of the document I...
  19. Re: The chemistry of the glycerol (and soap) phase

    Mark, Can you please confirm my calculations of the Molar weights of the reactants?
    Is the molar weight of KOH (K (40) + O (16) + H (1)) 57?
    Is the molar weight of CH3OH (C (12) + H *4 (4) + O...
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    Re: Posting an Image

    Robert. Thank you. It will help forum members explain things with the aid of attachments.
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    Re: Posting an Image

    Mark,
    When you reply to a thread, the [Quick Reply] window opens. To access the Manage Attachments function, you need to click on [Go Advanced].
    Then scroll down to click on the [Manage...
  22. Re: Foolproof Room Temperature (FRT) Biodiesel

    Mark,
    Please refer to the link in my signature line and go to the most recent post.
    You should be able to upload images within a Word file, which can be opened from your posts.
    Tony
  23. Sticky: Re: Posting images and documents to a message.

    I have devised a method of uploading images to the forum. Unfortunately they will be in a word document so will not be visible until the document is opened.
    It is about 11 years since I posted how...
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    Re: MUsso not pumping to injectors

    Jim, Tilly has the diagnosis correct I believe. The Immobiliser stops fuel flow to the IP.

    Removing the fuel cutoff is easy. No parts apart from a short length of fuel hose from the filter to the...
  25. Re: The chemistry of the glycerol (and soap) phase

    Mark,
    I did a quick Google and found (amongst others) http://www.arpnjournals.org/jeas/research_papers/rp_2016/jeas_0816_4863.pdf
    This gives the Molar ratios and the reaction coefficients for...
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