Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-02-2006, 17:43   #31
Kai Nui

Posts: n/a
Now I get it. I am not sure about bio, but with dino, there is a waxy substance that seperates when the fuel gels and will continue to clog the filter. I saved the filters from my experience, and when the first one clogged right away, I cut it open, and discovered this.

  Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2008, 04:49   #32
Registered User
coachkip's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: On the Great Loop
Boat: In the Market
Posts: 7
Send a message via Skype™ to coachkip
I may be a little late in the debate but I attended the National Biodiesel Conference in February.

It is true that "Back yard" biodiesel gels at a low temperature, and needs to be preheated for use. Once the biodiesel gets to about 140 degrees it is very safe to use in engines and most studies show that if done properly will actually increase the life span of an engine due to its lubrication properties. And yes it does take a toll on fuel filters.

Professional grade biodiesel is makeing some huge changes. Europe is going toward all biodiesel very quickly, much quicker than we are in the US. Most of the US biodiesel production is being exported.

With professional grade biodiesel gelling, or freezing is not as much of a problem. There are companies that are producing biodiesel that does not freeze until about 14 degrees F, or -19 C.

Looking at the discussion, and from my experience, I am very disappointed in the US on this subject. We are usually the leaders, and the innovators in new technology. We obviously have a problem with our dependence on oil. So why are we havening such a difficult time accepting such a good solution to our problems?

Coach Kip

Living life through education and empowerment
coachkip is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:53.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.