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  1. #11
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    nevermind...I see Repco has it for $20/metre. Expensive but worth it if you get 3 years out of it....
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    Anyone got any hot tips on good hose clamps while we are on the topic?
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    Hi Ethan,
    I have been using Gates SAE 30R10 for several years, still as good as ever.
    - SAE 30R7 hose won't last too long, Don't use it.-
    Any hose SAE 30R9 or above is ok.
    Repco usually stock this hose.Click image for larger version. 

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    Stainless steel Wingnut hose clamp on ebay
    ebay No. 123623273366

    These are great for a pre-filter quick change on the go
    Peter

    Update on hoses and clamps:-
    Butterfly nut hose clamps are available from Bunnings ID:311095
    Today Repco quoted $10.50 inc for both 8mm and 10mm id hose as per the above photo
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    Excellent, thanks Peter. I will schedule in a hose replacement soon.
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    Quote Originally Posted by 3DB View Post
    Where can I purchase this magical hose?
    G'day
    Gates Barracuda bio-proof hose , Ebay ( search tag word "biodiesel" )

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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    I get the Goss hose from Sprint. Started off at $6/ m but is about $11 now
    For clamps avoid the worm drive radiator hose type clamps, they just don’t work well at small sizes. I use the ones with a screw and nut like in this link
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stainles...kAAOSw~ANfOm2g
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    4WD Isuzu Jackaroo 3.1 200000km on WVO,(2020) 2 tank home built system 6 solenoids FPHE, heated filter fuel line and tank pickup for thicker oil. Mk. 9 version now and no changes planned as trouble free.
    Mercedes W201 190D 1986 model: 2 tank system, bigger fuel line from tank, no heat exchanger, electric pump for diesel 22000km so far

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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    I still use bog standard rubber fuel hose with WVO (blended with 10-14% ULP).
    I have used it for years with no significant degradation.
    Biodiesel, though, will degrade the rubber fuel hose rapidly.
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    So it’s the caustic in bio that does the damage to rubber rather than the veg?

    I’ve added my 1st 20L and so far so good after 200km. The pre-filter still nice and clean.

    Gotta drive up to Sydney and back next week so that will be a good test.

    13C here today and started fine just now.
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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    Hi Ethan,
    The biodiesel should have a pH of close to 7, Neutral, so it is not caustic. Biodiesel is a very efficient solvent to many materials including rubber. It is known how well how biodiesel cleans the crap from diesel fuel systems.
    I look forward to your foray into wvo/dino diesel blending combination and how far the ratios v ambient can be pushed.
    Good luck.
    Peter

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    Re: 1st time WVO blending

    Biodiesel in the fuel tank does kill Diesel Bug, so does WVO.
    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


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