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

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

Post by TijmenvdS » 09 Jun 2018 20:35

Well I am overly excited to post my findings over a mere 25km journey. Finally I got around to filling up with bio-diesel. Poured 125 liter with approximately 7-10L garrage diesel remaining in the tank.
Within a few minutes there was a big puff of smoke and an old chippie smell in the air which then quickly turned to lekker slap chippie smell. After a few kilometers I definitely noticed the engine got quieter. The size 13 socket in the sump got reduced to about a size 8. In the gq engine noise is quite noticeable, I always only heard engine but now I actually hear my exhaust,which is very nice.

It is definitely way way quicker (because who cares about fuel consumption at R9/L :biggrin: )
Then driving my normal everyday route home on the highway I usually drive 120km/h and EGT’s will sit at about 430 deg. Today I drove around 125 and EGT’s was comfortably at 390 deg. Haven’t been under 400 at that speed since before I put a 35” Spare and awning on the roof.

It does sound to good to be true, I might just be to overly exited but I do hope it works out well.
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by ricster » 11 Jun 2018 08:09

Lekker man, I am super happy that it seems to be working for you.

Ok.... so, some more feedback on how I have found the Bio Diesel in my Iron Maiden so far...

1) First start in the morning in current cold weather temps ( 8-12degC ).... same as previous report.
2) There is definitely less ( Iron Maiden style ) black smoke on fast pull-aways and flat foot acceleration.
3) There is in my opinion a slightly better power delivery.
4) On a long uphill, and general driving, further testing will be needed for EGT temp comparison, but does seem a little lower
5) Fuel consumption, I have been driving it hard and not really worrying about that currently. but it seems to be pretty much the same.
6) I'm still quite enjoying the smell.....hahaha.

I do think that in the winter months, a bio mix of say 15L Garage diesel to 75L Bio is a good idea, purely to lower the gel point of the bio diesel out is a good idea, but.... I ordered another 75L last week, and will throw that in without blending any garage diesel in purely to see if there is any difference. I want to try get an accurate feel on how this all works out.

Tijmen, thanks for your feedback, lets see what the other guys say when they give it a try.
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by Picasso » 11 Jun 2018 08:23

some more feedback....

I am currently running on a mix 2/3 Garage fuel 1/3 Bio Diesel. This will change with the next fill-up in favor of a higher content of Bio Diesel...... to the point were it should be 100% Bio-Diesel. :imnewhere:

there are only two points which I noticed so far.

1) As per Tijmen..... "The size 13 socket in the sump got reduced to about a size 8"
2) The smell went from unbearable to having dinner in my favorite Chinese restaurant.

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

Post by offroadbiker » 13 Jun 2018 10:52

So I ordered 125L of this chippie oil stuff, to be delivered today at the Turbonater's house.

Unfortunately as everything else in the good old SA the price has gone up :doh: R10L still R5,75 cheaper than the garage

Now contemplating if I should fill up with the chippie stuff or Garage diesel for my trip to the Kruger commencing this Saturday, taking into consideration I have just gotten my Trol back from Michael with the diesel pump being calibrated and the injectors re conned.

Also not taking into consideration, I dont know if the lions have a preference for vehicles smelling like the corner cafe.....

Would be interesting to check consumption and power on a long trip as so far everybody here has only done the normal day to day drive.
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by ricster » 13 Jun 2018 10:59

Personally I would chuck it in for the trip up.... great way to lube up a newly reconned pump and injectors. Then fill up with normal on the way back to see if there is a difference. It will be a great way to test it out too
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Post by ricster » 13 Jun 2018 11:00

Oh, and Lions are Carnivores and not Herbivores, so they will not land up with the slap chip syndrome of which you speak......hahahahaha..... Hopefully !!!! :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by andredurand » 13 Jun 2018 18:31

I smell IronMaiden 3km a away every morning :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by ricster » 14 Jun 2018 07:57

Maak a mens sommer honger ne?....hahahaha
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by davidvdm » 21 Jun 2018 15:05

Have any of you guys found that the next fuel filter change came up very quickly after going over to BIO? When I have not used cooking oil for a long time, and then go back, I find the filter picks up all kinds of stuff that normal diesel allows to stay behind. Algae being the biggest culprit.
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Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Post by ricster » 21 Jun 2018 15:41

Running the second tank through now, and so far... all running fine. I have a spare filter ready incase, but so far so good.
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