Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

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Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by ricster » 28 May 2018 14:55

I have been toying with the idea of Bio Diesel for a few years now. My Brother in Law ( Process Engineer by trade ) even built a mini Bio Diesel plant and was producing bio diesel to run his BMW X5.

The only issue was getting decent quality used oil and then getting it to him and then getting it back to my place. It would have cost me the same as buying normal diesel from the garage. Then along came a company who was referred to my father in law that supplies bio diesel. My Father in Law drives a 3.2L diesel Pajero (Direct injection motor). To date he has had no problems. He puts R200 garage diesel in with the rest Bio diesel. This is for easier starting during the winter months when his car sleeps outside.

I bought 75 L of the bio diesel as my tank was nearly empty ( had about 15 odd litres of diesel left in the tank) and on Friday night filled up my Patrol. Saturday morning at 07:00 I had to drive to Ruimsig for my sons rugby game. I let the glow plugs do their normal cycle, and cranked the ol' Iron Maiden over.....started straight away !! I reversed out of my garage, opened the gate and off we went. The motor, and we all know a TD42 sounds, as someone described it somewhere on the forum, like a 13 socket is jiggling around in the sump. This was still evident until the motor had warmed up a little. Thereafter I noticed a distinct noise reduction. The motor sounded a lit quieter. Smoke wise, I think a little less, but not really an easy thing to see from the drivers seat to give an accurate opinion.

What was nice was that when we got to the Ruimsig school and i let the Patrol idle for a brief time there was a distinct yummier smell than the crappy burnt diesel fumes....hahaha. It was definitively not a fish and chip shop smell (thank goodness....hahaha), but more like a sweeter cooking oil smell. This was not off-putting at all .... and I figured I'll be doing the community a service cause all the beggers standing at the robots will now rather use the money they bum for food due to the good aromas than waste it on drugs... :biggrin: :biggrin:

And the best part of it all at R9.00/L (delivered to my house nogal) I am very happy to continue using this in my old school diesel TD42. I don't know how well this will work on a CRD motor, but I hear that the Di motors are ok on it ( with possibly diluting with garage diesel)

The only major issue I can foresee with using bio diesel is the gel-point when very cold weather is experienced. To curb this dilute the bio diesel with more garage diesel.

I'll give you more feedback as the weeks progress....
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by TijmenvdS » 28 May 2018 15:11

:goodpost:
Wow, awesome. I would really like to go to biodiesel and have thought about it quite a bit. The only issue I have read has been that the biodiesel could cause the rubber seals in the pump to perish. But at R9/L compared to almost R15/L a few O rings is well worth it.
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Post by ricster » 28 May 2018 15:28

Yeah, The rubber fuel line hoses may be an issue, but apparently it will take possibly years to degrade the hoses. These are easy to sort out by replacing with Viton type rubber hoses. As for the rubber "O" rings in the injection pump, I am unsure, and will only find out over time I guess....
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Post by IanT » 28 May 2018 15:35

Sharing is caring!!! where is the phone number for your drug dealer!! we also want Biodiesel :surprised:

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Post by Pieter B » 28 May 2018 16:05

Cedric. How does your saying go again.... There's nothing like the smell of diesel in the morning.... :rolling: :rolling:

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Post by ricster » 28 May 2018 16:13

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: Yip...There is nothing like the smell of slap chips in the morning!!!!!
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Post by ricster » 28 May 2018 16:20

Ian, Here is the number.
I just want to clarify that I'm using it without any issues, so in my opinion all is well with this Bio Diesel. I think the mindset of people are slowly changing as we progress into the Green phase of diesel.

The Lady I order it from is Elma
Cell number is zero seven 2 54 one one two 76
Office number (010) 597 seven six 98

Please tell her that Cedric from Alberton referred you. I won't get any discount, but it would be appreciated.
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Post by ricster » 28 May 2018 16:23

One other thing that I'm preparing for is many diesel filter changes !!! I believe that the Bio Diesel cleans out the whole fuel system quite fantastically and this in turn causes the filter to block up. This will need to be done a few times until the whole system is spotless.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness.... :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by IanT » 28 May 2018 16:25

:salute: :pray: :thumbup:

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