[Vwdiesel] Toluene anyone?
h_hagar at prcn.org
Thu May 6 12:51:07 EDT 2004
hagar will have fun with this one). dennis pantazis .
Dennis and all ---this is right up my alley. And I am having FUN.
Great to read first hand accounts ---so if you read this and you have information
like James and Dennis , please write.
Lorens idea of adding toluene to diesel is CRAZY I agree ----BUT only at first
sight . He is on to something ---that only a test will sort out.
If anyone know the cetane number for Heptane let us know..
For the NEWBIES the cetane is explained in archives. , but to recap
Octane is a liquid Heptane is a liquid Cetane is a liquid. and the numbers we
use are set by convention .Relative numbers chosen way back.
Octane rating is simple --it is tested by using a test engine.
Cetane number is found by using a test engine ---but is complicated.(Big oil say
cetane is 50 VW say bullshit it is 40.) Do not believe big oil.
Give Hagar a 5 gallon can of the worst diesel in the world say 30 cetane. And BINGO next
thing the rabbit is humming like anything. Procedure: Freeze can in freezer.Freeze one
liter of ether and mix. Add ether to taste.
The cetane number for ether is very high way above 100 ---if anyone knows let us know.
The number for Cetane is 100. Octane number for octane is 100..
What is octane number for Toluene ? The octane rating for Heptane is 0 (zero).
Back to Lorens issue : If a Lead compound works in gasoline --maybe we should look
for something that works for diesel-fuel.
For gasoline the highest number is 100 that is 100% octane ---so what about 145 octane fuel ?
Enter the LEAD compounds. They screwed up the system. Likewise
maybe a chemical will be discovered that increases the cetane rating , but is not
combustible itself. I am investigating if any of the chlorates of sodium or potassium
can be dissolved in fuel. I am testing Sodium Chlorate right now.
My gut feeling is that it will not dissolve. ------ a test will settle it.
Will I get more bangs for my dollar than required ? LOL we shall hear.
What do Hagar think of adding two cycle oil as a =
lubricant in fuel ?-- not a lot--- it is the wrong thing to use --- I meant it was too expensive
and it was high octane. ------- let me take that back and try again.
Using canning WAX ? it is cheap it improves cetane number and it is a superb lubricant
and it burns clean,. To use in New York ? no problem adjust the amount.And use Lube oil
when it is really cold outside. OK Val Christian ?. Why did I not use Paraffin oil ? because
Esso will not sell it any more.(to me).
Is that my share for today ? I think so. The weather here right now 06 may 2004 09: 38 is
PS: The wax stays liquid once it is dissolved ---depending of temperature.
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