[Vwdiesel] Fuel 101 --- ( the Solvent Saga ).
H . Hagar.
h_hagar at prcn.org
Sat Oct 15 10:01:57 EDT 2005
Hagar speculates : Xylene,Toluene -----and on and on.
To a fanatic DIY ? ---some rudimentary knowledge about SOLVENTS ---- is very desirable.
Loren got Hagar to think about solvents ---when he mentioned Solvents added to FUEL.
Up to that point I only related Solvents to Cleaning or Coatings.The James Hansen types
started to add solvents to gasoline years ago --for RACING.-----Sounds to me like Toluene
is popular.---NOT for more power directly -but as a knockpoint depressant.----in Diesel it
lowers Cetane rating.
Toluene flashpoint ? --- 8 Xylene 28 ---degree C. they are classed as AROMATICS.
I wish one of you would write a Solvents 101 ----so I do not have to do it.
I shall however speculate on HOW and WHY solvents wound up in VW diesels. Be very
careful with solvents in VE pumps and VW fuel lines.
PS : Hagar is FINALLY solvent ---I owe the IRS nothing.---they owe me.
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