[Vwdiesel] Biodiesel Questions

mark shepherd mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Oct 13 01:33:03 PDT 2008

Memory tells me that diesel has a slightly lower autoignition temperature 
than gassoline. Surprisingly, both are half that of hydrogen!
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Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 4:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Biodiesel Questions

> New info with the TDIs is NO gas in the fuel.  Don't remember exactly
> when they said that but it is a no, no.  Maybe due to the high
> injection pressures?  Hayden
> On Oct 12, 2008, at 6:39 PM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>>  Maybe I'm daft but how about a gallon of gasoline/tank?  That's
>> what I use for #2 diesel, it's listed in the Rabbit owner's manual
>> and I was one of the few cars running cross country one winter
>> when nighttime temperatures were near -30F!  I had a LOT of
>> people along that trip tell me I couldn't do that as they were
>> buying more Power Service and other additives as they were
>> gelled up on the side of the road.  I tend to wonder who is right
>> when I'm running and they're not!  I did pick up some PS to aid in
>> lubricity (assuming it helps with that).  I presume gas will thin
>> bio just as well as it does #2.
>>  If your #2 gells at 25F and your #1 gells at 5F then a 50/50 mix
>> is still only good to 15F.  In a 12 or so gallon tank, 2 gallons of
>> gas will get you to about -30F!
>>  Just my thoughts...
>>     Loren
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