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Old 07-29-2017, 03:08 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I've been curious about running vegie oil (and even heard of people running used motor oil) in my 1994 F350 (IDI) TurboDiesel

maybe I'll look more into that
IDI handles the glycerin content better than direct injection does, leading to fewer residues of incomplete combustion that could eventually accumulate inside the engine, and actually becomes more fuel-efficient running on vegetable oils. Waste motor oil, on the other hand, has the downside of being blended with additives that increase its flashing point, which leads to more difficult vaporising and ignition.

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Old 11-13-2017, 03:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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i believe that much of attraction of biodiesel is that you can make it your self with a relatively small investment in infrastructure
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:45 PM   #33 (permalink)
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i believe that much of attraction of biodiesel is that you can make it your self with a relatively small investment in infrastructure
That's basically what led to an early interest on it. But if I were going to deal with an old-school indirect-injection engine, I'd rather give straight vegetable oil a chance.

Anyway, I still support biodiesel, and eventually an usage of animal fats (from beef tallow leftovers to fish liver oil) as a feedstock.
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I don't have the money for one but would like to have a small
2 cylinder engine for my KZ650
I would love a vegetarian bike
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I don't have the money for one but would like to have a small
2 cylinder engine for my KZ650
I would love a vegetarian bike
Finding one actually meant for vehicular usage that would be road-legal in America is challenging, but anyway, aren't those Yanmar TNV still widely used in those refrigerator units for trucks back there? Though I'm not sure if the 2-cyl variants were actually used on them, the 3-cyl one remains popular at least in my country.



Bigger ones meant for semi-trailers use the 4-cyl engine to power the refrigeration unit, and now there are versions fitted with common-rail injection, while the smaller ones with fewer cylinders still usually resort to the old-school IDI.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:04 PM   #36 (permalink)
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no real throttle on a refrigerator unit but yea that would do excellent
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no real throttle on a refrigerator unit but yea that would do excellent
Some folks who have adapted those engines into trucks just do some changes to the injection pump, to make them more suitable to the variable-speed operation that an automotive or agricultural engine requires.
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Kubota and Yanmar engines are commonly used in light tractors and commercial mowers. The three cylinder has less vibration. Ask around to see who sells vegetable oil in drums.
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I saw these for sale at Jerry's Building Materials for under US$10K.


Cub Cadet Challenger Utility Vehicle

It appears to have a mid-engine 700cc three-cylinder diesel in the center console between the seats. "Street legal"?

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