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Old 05-11-2008
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Default Can you mix bio with reg diesel?

I'm scared to run my truck on straight bio. So what about like 70% diesel and 30% home made bio? I'd love to make it someday.
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Go for it! I fill up my transfer tank with 50 gal. of B100 and 50 gal of #2 diesel all the time. As everybody says, Keep a couple fuel filters handy for the cleaning properties of the bio. Take the plunge, Homey! [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
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What I'm thinking is having a small shed dedicated to housing a bio lab. Is it better to buy a plug and go system or piece the system together? Seen a few ready to go systems in the $3k range. That's a lot!
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I hear ya. If I buy the lot next to me, I'll be building it myself.
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Homewood, I run B90 all the time (90%Bio 10%Diesel) with no problems. I loose some power on 100% Bio.

Do not buy a Biodiesel kit if you could avoid it. I built my own from a water heater 3 years ago and have made over 3,000 gallons through it with no problems. Some kits out there put a 220V heating element into a plastic or Poly tank. this is a BIG NO NO. a water heater is designed to ont only heat liquid to 150 degrees, but can also hold pressure ( I never have more then 5psi on mine)

If you want to learn more, I have excelent resources and also teach it locally.
you can go to www.biodiesel.infopop.cc and read up on it there...


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Yes you can run D2 And BioD in any combination, from B1 to B99. Expertc say that the biggest bang for the buck in around B20 or 20% BioD & 70% D2.
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