[Vwdiesel] Alternative diesel

Area31 Research Facility stephensrw at stn.net
Sun May 22 23:59:00 EDT 2005

Here in Canada they put spiggots into maple trees and let the sap run into
pails.  They collect rhe sap and when it is all gathered it is boiled over a
fire in a big tub and stirred.  The result is our world famous Maple Syrop.
Great on pancakes, etc.  I guess you could put maple sap in the crankcase of
a diesel angine and when it is time for an oil change, drain out the syrop
and use it on your pancakes! ;)

But seriously, I don't think sugar like syrops are suitable as engine fuels.
have you ever seen what happens when sugar dissolved in gasoline gets into
an engine?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Shepherd" <mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 5:45 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Alternative diesel

> As I was dreaming last night  I came across an interesting
> thought for an alternative source of power.  Why not use a
> 'sugar sirrup' . This would overcome the viscosity problems
> of some fuels.
> Don't you guys have something called corn sirrup? My Maya
> Given cookery book uses it.
> Miser
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