[Vwdiesel] Genset talk for BEGINNERS ---- (using the VW diesels)
H . Hagar.
h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Apr 18 16:13:00 EDT 2005
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From: H . Hagar.
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 12:51 PM
Subject: Genset talk for BEGINNERS ---- (using the VW diesels)
The absolute worst WORST load on a Rabbit 1980 diesel engine is an Electrcal
load. ----- you may quote me.
The VW diesel is a LIGHT duty HIGH speed diesel. --- --at 1800 RPM ?
a proper governor will detroy that engine tut vit.
At 1800 RPM the load has to be carefully calibrated so no LUGGING takes place.
If you doubt me ? Take you Rabbit out to a big hill and do not shift down ----just
mash the pedal to the floor. Speed governors go wide open --the minute they sense a load.
So if you want to (insist) on murdering a fine little engine ? ---go to it.
We had lots and lots of talks here under Gensets.?------use them.
I like that little VW marvel -----BUT it is DELICATE ---the head will twist if you let it
and overheating is a NO NO. -------I think it a fine choice for making a stand alone
emergency electrical supply. ----In that role LIFE is of no importance as far as
wear is concerned.
For co-gen ? forget it ----economics of scale will kill you. ---Go sling Burgers at a MacJob
and your time is better spent --money wise.
Take a close CLOSE look at your hydro-bill ----and forget about going off line.
I challenge ALL of you to post the highest price per Kw/ hr then we shall see. Here
it is about 0.07 dollars Canadian ---and going up UP.
Letting the scumbags speculators on wall street determine my bill is NOT acceptable to me.
Was it Enron ? that screwed things up here a while ago ---sick SICK SICK.
Biggest mess we ever had.
Like Val Christian said ---there are motors and what not very sensitive to frequency
and I will add Power Factor. ------ Powerfactor is very important. .
Not to worry if you run resistive loads ----the well pump and freezers is the problem.
My aircompressor cost me a penalty ---1.50 Dollars Canadian ---too much for my
liking ----POWER FACTOR penalty. ---It took me 10 minutes to correct that
---never had a penalty since. ---that was years ago.
Lowest cost I ever heard of ? Lorens ---- shit he is on easy street ---- on top of that he probably
seldom have interuptions.
PS : Loren has that Grand Coulee dam in his back yard ----sure nice.
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