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Old 06-02-2017, 09:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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  • bellmouth the induction snorkel
  • bellmouth the exhaust tip
I was thinking plastic would be easy to cut. In the event, I used a metal air horn I've had (and never used) for 20 years. The pieces are cut, when they are installed I'll post up the pics.

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Old 06-02-2017, 10:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Biodiesel is easy peasy on the engine.

commercia diesel in the 70'/80s was absolute s**t compared to modern biodiesel. Lot of impurities.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Since it's an old IDI it can run even on vegetable oils quite easily. Volkswagen had even tested it with soybean oil in Brazil during the 80s.
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I quoted the owner's manual and the attendant suggested 1%. I'm more concerned about things like the trip odometer being inoperative. It's nice to know I have a path to petroleum independence. Maybe I can fit a grease rendering plant in the back under the lift-back?

All I did today was wash it and drive it. I deleted the passenger-side wiper and replaced the blade on the driver side. Before it goes out of town, I need to do a wheel alignment and get a pair of tires.
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It's nice to know I have a path to petroleum independence.
That's exactly why I like old-school Diesels


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All I did today was wash it and drive it. I deleted the passenger-side wiper and replaced the blade on the driver side.
I've already seen some early water-cooled Volkswagens, not just Passat/Dasher, converted to single-arm wipers. Weight savings are roughly negligible, but it still leads to a minor aerodynamic improvement, especially when set to stand up while not in use.
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Found one! Here you go, a nice parts car for ya!!!

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I am running b20 in my 6.5 GM Diesel. I had to replace the 1/8" return lines that run from injector to injector. The mechanical lift pump has held up so far.
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Biodiesel is often used to enhance the lubrification on pumps and other injection components.
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I'll burn through this and try something else. But at 10 gallons x 40mpg it may take a while.

I've cut the bellmouths, but I'm concerned with 'fettling'. The exhaust bellmouth has excessive taper and actually forms a anti-reversion valve. These may not be the parts I'm looking for.

Thanks for the suggestions, but that '81 has two too many doors.
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Freebird, Shell sells B20 without Oregon road tax. It is not a Shell product so it may not be available at all stations. $2.299 mid valley.

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