Hi Todd, Thx for the reply, the manufacturers specs are known this is not the problem. My concerns are mainly: If loss of power and a higher consumption occurs will these two even out the economical advantage of BD? And very importantly for us can we still fuel up with petro diesel? I'll explain, idea is to manufactor our own BD. Our trucks can carry between 600 and 1000 liter of fuel. As we're a carrier with a Eastern Europe/Asia focus many of our trucks have to fill up several times before arriving back at their homebase. This means they will have to be able to take petro diesel as well as BD.
Grtz, Pieter >From: "Appal Energy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Reply-To: email@example.com >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Re: [biofuel] Newbie questions regarding Biodiesel. >Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 22:29:24 -0500 > >Why not address all four points? > >1) The energy content of B-100 is only ~3% less than petroleum distillate >fuel oil. > >2) Energy loss can only be as much as the reduction in energy content. > >3) Create your own filling station. > >4) Service should be no more frequent than OEM recommendations at ~3,000 >mile intervals. > >What most would take interest in is hearing/seeing the manufacturer's >specs/recommendations. > >Sure. If switching from petrol to B-100, even I would recommend more >frequent maintenance of the fuel and lubrication systems. But after the >entire system has been cleaned out? Maybe inspect the oil every 2,000 miles >until all cautions are met, but no more than that. > >Might also depend upon the feedstock of the biodiesel. Certainly it would >be >wiser to check the pan with some frequency, perhaps twice often, when >running fuel derived from drying oils or fish oils or those stocks heavily >contaminated with either. > >Todd Swearingen > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "pieter van eeten" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >To: <email@example.com> >Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 9:08 AM >Subject: [biofuel] Newbie questions regarding Biodiesel. > > > > Hi, > > > > As a newbie I became aware of the possibilities of Biodiesel 2 weeks >ago. >Im > > interested in making my own biodiesel for my LandRover Td5. Furthermore >at > > my work I'm responsible for the purchase of diesel for 230 trucks. > > > > I would like to make it my goal to switch all of the above to Biodiesel. >Now > > last week i spoke to a managing director from 2 German firms one of >whitch > > switched to biodiesel which he says he regrets for the following >reasons: > > - fuel consumption went up > > - power went down > > - for refueling truchs need to find a BD station petro diesel isn't an > > option anymore > > - service intervalls got in half > > > > The last piont has been varrified by truck manufactorers we use. > > > > Can anybody inform me on the other 3 pionts, please? > > > > Many thans from a new wannabee BD enthousiast! > > Pieter. > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Nieuw: Hotmail Medium, Large, Extra Large en Extra Extra Large > > http://join.msn.com/?pgmarket=nl-nl&page=hotmail/es2 > > > > > > > > > > > > Biofuel at Journey to Forever: > > http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel.html > > > > Biofuels list archives: > > http://infoarchive.net/sgroup/biofuel/ > > > > Please do NOT send Unsubscribe messages to the list address. > > To unsubscribe, send an email to: > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ Hotmail en Messenger on the move http://mobile.msn.com/?lc=nl-nl ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Yahoo! Domains - Claim yours for only $14.70 http://us.click.yahoo.com/Z1wmxD/DREIAA/yQLSAA/FGYolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Biofuel at Journey to Forever: http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel.html Biofuels list archives: http://infoarchive.net/sgroup/biofuel/ Please do NOT send Unsubscribe messages to the list address. To unsubscribe, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biofuel/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/