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  1. Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    I know absolutely nothing about your pump, but I wonder if it has a cold start timing auto adjustment? The toyota 1HZ fuel pump has a thermowax couple, which advances / retards the timing depending...
  2. Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    Hey Johnno,

    a little bit of oil without soot is no problem, agreed. However I was only suggesting it so Jens could identify the oil source, if any is discovered. And the only reason I suspect...
  3. Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    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!! :) )

    I would consider a catchcan if you have the...
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    Re: To convert or not

    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 deoderant. the propellant will self ignite like diesel...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    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 it took to almost instantly break 900ml of...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    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 lava lamp i have ever seen.

    anyway heating...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    Hey Wesley,

    unfortunately it looks like your post was cut off. would you mind please continuing?
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    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 enough to use (less than 50 PPM as per ASTM).

    That...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    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 weeks in the making so far. I need to be able to...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    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 keen on vinegar and salt, unless its saturday...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    UPDATE:

    things didnt quite go to plan.

    I think I realised what I did wrong. I neglected to tap off the water that would have been sitting in the bottom before I started heating the brew up.
    ...
  12. Re: The old Landcruiser vs Patrol discussion

    I only really have 1 relevant snippet of experience with patrols. I used to work in central Australia on massive cattle properties back in 1997 - 2000. The Nissan dealer from Mt Isa approached the...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    Thanks Johnno, will do.

    Heating the fuel twice did the trick very nicely. I have ordered a temperature controller, relay, heatsink and thermocouple to manage the temperature.
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    Thanks for the comment Wesley, I didn’t try the salt as it then required to be removed as you said. It took me years to get my head around committing the sin of putting water in my fuel, let alone...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    Very impressed. Thank you Tilly. Quite surprised at how temperature sensitive that little reaction is. Worked an absolute treat.

    I will now order a 30 amp relay and an electronic temperature...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    so how fast does the water drop out when heating? does it need to cool before it drops out?

    a 200 litre batch in an insulated hot water tank will take some many hours to cool down. possibly more...
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    Re: My first wash. AARGGHH

    Hi Tilly,

    Thanks for the confidence that I didnt stuff it. ok so that means I need to look at the thermostat on the brewer and possibly pull it off and replace with a better thermostatic control...
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    My first wash. AARGGHH

    Ok so I might have done something pretty dumb. Nothing unusual there. Need some advice please. So I am always time poor and rushed trying to achieve more than I should on a weekend. Anyway I have...
  19. Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    Dead right about the intercooler. I took the pipe off the manifold and put a bucket over the with lots of rags and the ran the engine through a heap revs to clean it out. It dried out in no time. Was...
  20. Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    I doubt there is any damage at all mate. Pop the intake manifold off and clean it. Shine a light into the ports and inspect the valve stems and ports for crud. Of course new seals if you think that’s...
  21. Re: Practicalities of measuring liquids on a larger scale

    hence my statement "Tip: if you want 20L of bio, you will need a container that will hold 24L plus expansion and freeboard."

    expansion is not the bigger concern. in order to mix it thoroughly...
  22. Re: Practicalities of measuring liquids on a larger scale

    All you need is a set of bathroom scales. Place the larger vessel on the scales. If you want 20 litres, add 20 kg of water. Mark the level. Tip it out and refill with oil.

    Tip: if you want 20L of...
  23. Oil collection needs to be passed on - NAMBOUR, QLD

    Hey All,

    Consistent free oil collection up for grabs - Nambour (QLD). About 80 Litres + per fortnight. Pick up once per fortnight.

    Have been making Bio off it for years, no problems.

    It...
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    And that is when it was new and running perfectly.....
  25. Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    Good stuff. Glad you got it back together and it runs well!

    Concur with Johnno, if it isnt wearing, I would leave it too. Does it make lots of noise? if it is quiet I would definitely leave it.
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