[Vwdiesel] Is anyone here running F-100 biodiesel without modifyingthe car?W Davis iatse321 at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 3 01:36:42 EST 2007
--- 82 Diesel Westy <dieselwesty at yahoo.com> wrote: > Good points Bryan, it what happens afterwards, you > just need to keep an eye on these lines and replace > as > needed. > > Bryan > --- Bryan K Walton <bryankwalton at machlink.com> > wrote: > > > Well, there might be a few more issues. Nick is > > right, however that > > the fuel filter is probably the issue that will > hit > > you first as the > > biodiesel cleans all of the crud out of your > jetta's > > fuel tank. I run > > B100 for about 8 months out of the year. Up here > in > > Iowa, I don't run > > anything more than B20 in the winter. Anyway, in > my > > '84 Rabbit, I've > > had several things I've had to deal with. Not > only > > have I replaced > > my fuel filter, but after about 6 months of B100, > I > > started having > > problems with fuel lines swelling. So I had to > > replace those with > > Viton (B100 compatible) fuel lines. That was > > actually fairly easy to > > do. At the same time, your co-worker is correct. > > There are no > > modifications that need to be done BEFORE putting > > the B100 in your > > tank and running it. Nick and I are saying, there > > may be some things > > you will need to address AFTER running B100 for a > > long time. > > > > -Bryan > > > > On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 05:19:04AM -0500, mikitka > > wrote: > > > You can run B100 straight in you diesel with no > > problems. The only issue you > > > will encounter is a clogged fuel filter for the > > first couple tank full's. > > > Biodiesel is a great solvent and will clean up > > your fuel system really well. > > > You can read more on it at > > > > > > http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=cfrm&s=447609751 > > > > > > Now if he is buying the oil to make biodiesel > out > > of I can't see how it is > > > only costing him .75 cents. That is the usual > cost > > if you get your waste > > > veggy oil for free. The cost of the methanol and > > lye are the big expenses. > > > > > > Nick > > _______________________________________________ > > Vwdiesel mailing list > > Vwdiesel at vwfans.com > > http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/vwdiesel > > > Thanks so much for the advice and the biodiesel link. I don't know why I typed "F-100" instead of B100.. ..must have been tired, as I had a long day. The fuel filter and the fuel line issues are important things to consider. BTW: My friend get the veggie oil from WalMart for free. He says it is very clean for used veggie oil, , and he figures it is what they use to fry chicken sold in the grocery/deli section, since his exhaust smells like chicken. One more question: Due to the fuel system cleaning properties of B100, do you think the seals in my recently-rebuilt injector pump might be damaged in any way? (My pump had developed a hellacious leak, and I paid for the rebuild...I would not attempt it myself..cost about 325.00.) Thanks!! William in Florida 1985 1.6L non-turbo Jetta diesel.
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