[Vwdiesel] Is anyone here running F-100 biodiesel without modifyingthe car?
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
> --- Bryan K Walton <bryankwalton at machlink.com>
> > Well, there might be a few more issues. Nick is
> > right, however that
> > the fuel filter is probably the issue that will
> > you first as the
> > biodiesel cleans all of the crud out of your
> > fuel tank. I run
> > B100 for about 8 months out of the year. Up here
> > Iowa, I don't run
> > anything more than B20 in the winter. Anyway, in
> > '84 Rabbit, I've
> > had several things I've had to deal with. Not
> > have I replaced
> > my fuel filter, but after about 6 months of B100,
> > 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
> > >
> > >
> > > Now if he is buying the oil to make biodiesel
> > of I can't see how it is
> > > only costing him .75 cents. That is the usual
> > if you get your waste
> > > veggy oil for free. The cost of the methanol and
> > lye are the big expenses.
> > >
> > > Nick
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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
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
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
William in Florida
1985 1.6L non-turbo Jetta diesel.
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