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PostSubject: Bio diesel   Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:35 am

Hi guys (+girls),
I'm new on here, so this is one of my first posts. Hope to get to know most of you better over the coming months. Laughing
Just to let you know, if anyone's interested, I'm running my Defender 110 (200 Tdi) on bio diesel. (I'm also running my partners Renault Grand Scenic on it too). All seems to be going well so far. I do need to change the fuel filter very soon as it's becoming clogged with "gunk" that the bio diesel cleans out of tank and lines.
I make the bio diesel myself from used vegetable oil which is generated by one of my businesses.
I would normally have to pay to have the veggie oil taken away to be disposed of, so I'm killing two birds with one rock as it were.
Prices are working out about 20p/litre as the veggie oil is no cost to me personally. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:34 am

well if you got any spare pass it on, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:44 pm

i've looked into making bio diesel, but it's getting hold of the veg oil thats the difficult part.

good on you though.
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:17 pm

Agreed. A few yeas ago chip shops would have paid you to take it off their hands. These days it seems everyone wants it to make bio diesel. I'm lucky that I have a business that generates a source of used veggie oil at no cost to me. Laughing
Wish I did have a surplus that I could sell, but I've only just got enough to run 2-3 vehicles just now. pale
My partner still has to have the occasional few litres of diesel from the garage when I'm away working.
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:46 am

whats the law say on runing on cooking oil study

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:55 am

its legal to run so much a year but they cant really check so it wont be a prob just u cant really buy cooking oil for much less then diesel these days so is it really worth it?
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:07 am

And you wont run on as much power
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:08 am

i was wondering whats the legal side was but if i swich to oil whats the hag of running it ???

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:18 am

I've been on bio for about 18 months now and it's much quieter and smells nice Laughing
You're allowed 2500 litres a year but as said , who can prove you've used more What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:01 am

What's the power like ?

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:44 am

makeitfit wrote:
I've been on bio for about 18 months now and it's much quieter and smells nice Laughing
You're allowed 2500 litres a year but as said , who can prove you've used more What a Face
i thought that was wot you were allowed to make before having to pay revnue on it, i but mine like i buy any other fuel the taxmans cut is included in the price i pay, and yes it does smell nice drives the dogs mad round by me there always sniffing round my fuel filler.
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:31 am

tony wrote:
What's the power like ?
Can't tell the difference mate Very Happy but defo sounds sweeter Wink
I'm also running a tuning chip aswell and LPG going on at the mo so should be mucho extra power by the weekend What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:54 pm

That sounds good to me the local garage is charging what he likes and it's giving me the hump gowing to it when it's cheeper in the local shop Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:56 pm

if u can get a filter system u can filter ur own most chips shops will give u there crap as they have to pay to get rid but u will need to filter it there was a company that sold all the kit and would sell u used ooil cheap
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:13 pm

heres the site i was looking at before the price shot up on cookin oil

http://www.dieselveg.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:03 pm

Thanks pit

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:33 am

Well the last 2 weeks I have been runing the 90 on cooking oil 50/50 and it's runing the same so I am happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:49 am

Bio rocks, BUT I've just found the best bolt on yet. I've got the LPG injection working now and it's bloody awesome. Cant stop nipping down the shops for her indoors Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:28 pm

Good stuff Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Bio diesel   Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:24 am

Well mine is still runing on it smokes a bit but she runs 100% Laughing

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