Alternative Fuels Roll Call

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VEGGIE NATE
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Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby VEGGIE NATE » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:26 pm

I'm interested to find out what alternative fuels are working with good results in the Isuzu's motors. It hardly ever gets cold where I live but it did get into the teens for a few days this winter and my pup did good. Mine is an 86 n/a with a typical two tank system using two fuel solenoids, a 16plate flat plate heat exchanger, hose in hose fuel lines, tank and filter. I run a 93 ford on a similar setup , both performed flawlessly on veg down to the teens so far this winter.


typical two tank setuphttp://wiki.obed.org.uk/index.php? ... uel_system
lets hear what you guys are doing :D
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby Pup-e-LUV » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:46 am

For a couple of years I have been making a "sort of" bio-diesel. Instead of reacting it to get the glycerin out, I just mix it with a ratio of kerosene, gas, and a couple of diesel additives. Has been working great in my '81 LUV and also in my '97 Powerstroke. No need for another tank and heaters, etc. There was someone on here that was blogging his experiment running waste ATF for fuel in a 2.2L. I think he settled on a ratio of 90% ATF to 10% pump diesel. I have a source of ATF now that I use in my homemade waste oil furnace. I am modifying my "bio" fueling station to be able to filter the ATF and will be trying it out in my LUV soon. I will try to remember to post the results. No guarantees I will remember, though ;-)
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby chester44 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:27 am

Here is the wikipedia link again:
http://wiki.obed.org.uk/index.php?title ... ank_system

My browser wouldn't follow the original link

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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby Slainer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:39 pm

My trooper with a 4jb1 motor and a two tank sytem, burns wvo.

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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby kravdraa » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:05 am

Up to B-100 in the warm monnths. We daon't make any BD when it is too cold. (Less that 50F or so)
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby gisnar » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:37 pm

I run B100 in warm weather here in Northern Nevada. Made the mistake this fall of not getting all of it out of the tank -- yup it froze a fuel filter coming home from work one cold night.
The engine seem to run fine.

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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby swvaed » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:27 am

kravdraa, are they selling bio in your area? Don't see it in the Roanoke area.
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby kravdraa » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:08 am

There is SOME B-5 or maybe 20 in a few places. But it is rare and dang expensive.
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby beagler » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:38 am

We still run probably b80 even when its cold. Three years of making bio now running it in 5 vehicles trouble free :)
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby Alienshm » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:40 am

been running bio deisel in everything i own, a 88 mazda with a 2.2L na isuzu dsl, a 92 gmc 6.5 td a 7.3 f350, 2003 dodge,and two toyata 2.2l deisel. been makeing it for 7 years, we are now cutting are cost even further bye mixing in used motor oil, right now the gmc is a 65% oil to 35% bio and the dodge is a 50/50 , we have gotten a better supply but it consits of everything atf hydro and oil, we just filter it down mix it and put it in the pickups no heaters no fancys tanks just plug and play lol.
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby gisnar » Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:17 pm

I run diesel - B20 -B100 depending on temperature. Right now I am running B20, next tank will be B100.
Last fall I had a partial tank of B100 -- Temperature got down to about 5-10F and it clogged on the way home. I needed rescue additive and filter change as well as battery jump to slowly get it moving. Will not repeat that mistake. When I started B100 it ran through several filters and had to change rubber fuel lines.
2.2(in a trooper RS) runs just fine on B100. I have not noticed any major change in tank range

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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby thenextone » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:03 am

hello ive been making and running b 100 since diesel first hit 2.50 quite a few years aga now with no problems except some tanks and fuel lines breaking loose all that sediment build up and the winter months of course where i just add diesel to the bio and if its going to be really cold through nov.dec. jan. i just burn diesel and continue making bio and stock up. i have over 120k on my dodge cummins, and have had 5 diesel pups and all have had b 100 run in them for several months to over a year in some of them, they love it and its better for them. good luck
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby spiritrancho » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:16 am

I run homemade B100 year round in my 84 pup. I keep the glow plugs operating right and preheat the fuel. I have a copper shell and tube heat exchanger for on the road heating and use silicon pad heaters (115v) on the fuel tank and fuel filter. This works fine down to 20 deg. F. Below that I do not try to start the pup. If below 40 deg F. I plug in the pad heater for an hour or more to preheat before starting. I rarely blend in any petroleom diesel.
I sold my Dodge cummings and stripped off the WVO components. I am now converting my 83 pup to WVO. It has a camper to cover the tank and filters and it has A/C. It is a delux model so it has an 18 gal. tank for the B100 for starting and cold operation. Ihe plastic tank I just bought will have a pad heater and coolant heating coil. the filter head is heated and it will have 12volt booster heat, two three way solinoids and pump.
B100 works fine but the cost and availability of methanol is a concern. I doubt I will run the WVO in the winter at all.
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby greastart » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:27 am

It gets pretty cold here at times. Our lows at night just started climbing above 40*f. Next week back into the 30s for lows. I've been playing with blending WVO, but I don't really like how the blend makes the engine so noisy :? .

Even at a 50/50 blend WVO to dinodiesel it's noticably noisier. What do you other blenders experience?

I'm only running the 85 right now. The 81 needs a new alternator oil hose, timing belt, and a few other maintnance items. The D'max is only used for out of town travel.
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Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Postby rjm » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:58 am

I haven't really noticed it being noisier, but I'd say I'm only doing about 25% wvo right now. If it was noisier last summer at 50% I don't recall. I do think it runs better and cleaner.

Seems to me noise might be a function of temperature. It's a lot colder there. At least right now!

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