Alternative Fuels FAQ

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Postby boss » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:40 pm

Very impressive stuff here Crossbones. I am just learning about diesel engine theory and your articles have helped me tremendously. Now if you don't mind I have a few questions.
Do you suggest that everyone with the C223 & C223T engines will benefit from an added fuel pump?
I live in a fairly cold climate, northern New Mexico, so I can get better combustion with the booster fuel pump? I seem to remember seeing on your blog that you just added a booster pump to your Trooper. Which pump did you decide on?
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Re: Alternative Fuels FAQ

Postby zank2 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:57 pm

Yes I would like to know what pump to use. I just started Bl00 and today added a pump from auto zone and it is a gas pump. The last time I did that in my GMC it lasted about 6 months and leaked a bit.
Do you think the electric gas pump will last and what do you recomend.
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Postby trooper T/diesel » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:06 pm

crossbones wrote:These engines also have "piston oilers" that spray engine oil up onto the bottom of the pistons. This does three things that help with alternative fuels......first is that oil temperature gets to operating temperature before the block core does and this helps heat the piston to aid in combustion , second the oil spray helps in controlling max temperatures in the cylinder and last is this spray of oil leaves a small amount on the cylinder walls and ring gland area and the detergent in the motor oil helps in reducing "ring coking

do (all years) and all "N/A" and "turbo" engines have piston oilers????????
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Re: Alternative Fuels FAQ

Postby greastart » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:38 am


Good info. I'm new to all of this...including biofuels. I'll be re-reading this thread and following your suggestions.

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Re: Alternative Fuels FAQ

Postby Linville1 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:24 am

I was hypnotized reading all this and learning so much. So a huge disappointment to see it ended 6 years
And with the unanswered fuel pump questions...
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Re: Alternative Fuels FAQ

Postby brian.w.geiger » Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:57 am

LOL, Still interesting and it's 9 years later.
waiting for the next instalment.