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Old 07-06-2020, 06:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is homebrewing vodka totally out of question?




So, does its torque converter not feature a lock?
I have thought about it still very expensive here atleast (and illegal)


exactly, no luckup whatsoever so converter always slips a little

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Old 07-06-2020, 06:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have thought about it still very expensive here atleast (and illegal)
Since it's usually done by inmates with improvised resources, still seems to be worth a try. Plus you might be able to use raw materials that would otherwise go straight to the garbage.
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Since it's usually done by inmates with improvised resources, still seems to be worth a try. Plus you might be able to use raw materials that would otherwise go straight to the garbage.
HAHAHA well I dont think inmates are allowed to drive cars either, If i had time to do something like that it would be used to collect and filter WVO instead. Perfectly legal and saves a lot of money
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HAHAHA well I dont think inmates are allowed to drive cars either
Alcoholic fermentation didn't change too much through time. BTW is it also outlawed to make craft beer at home in Sweden?


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If i had time to do something like that it would be used to collect and filter WVO instead.
If you could do both the WVO collection and filtering and some experiences with alcohol it would be great. Well, it would be quite interesting to say the least if Sweden shifted from E85 to straight hydrated ethanol (E96h) used in Brazil, and such transition might not be too bad nowadays that flexfuel cars in Brazil resort to heated injectors when fitted with port-injection, while direct injection usually doesn't require any starting aid. Well, as a last resource something analogue to the grid-heater used in some heavy-duty Diesel engines could also serve well to a port-injection flexfuel instead of either a supplemental gasoline tank for cold starts (widely used in older dedicated-ethanol and early Brazilian flexfuel cars) or heated injectors. A small-volume Volkswagen-based minicar from the '80s named Dacon 828 resorted to a glowplug out of the Volkswagen EA827 1.6L IDI Diesel as a makeshift intake heater as a cold start aid for the ethanol-powered engine.
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If you could do both the WVO collection and filtering and some experiences with alcohol it would be great. Well, it would be quite interesting to say the least if Sweden shifted from E85 to straight hydrated ethanol (E96h) used in Brazil, and such transition might not be too bad nowadays that flexfuel cars in Brazil resort to heated injectors when fitted with port-injection, while direct injection usually doesn't require any starting aid. Well, as a last resource something analogue to the grid-heater used in some heavy-duty Diesel engines could also serve well to a port-injection flexfuel instead of either a supplemental gasoline tank for cold starts (widely used in older dedicated-ethanol and early Brazilian flexfuel cars) or heated injectors. A small-volume Volkswagen-based minicar from the '80s named Dacon 828 resorted to a glowplug out of the Volkswagen EA827 1.6L IDI Diesel as a makeshift intake heater as a cold start aid for the ethanol-powered engine.
Have done quite many kilometers on wvo before, quite time consuming to collect wvo, filtering is pretty easy once you know how, have room for it and have the setup fixed

For us normal deadly converting a car to E85 or E96 and adding a small gasoline tank for startup is much easier, also how they did it in brazil from my understanding

Blending is easiest both with vegoil and ethanol, no need for expensive conversions


Been looking into both propane and methane to boost power/increase economy and the kits I have found are all quite expensive

Water injection can be made quite cheap
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For us normal deadly converting a car to E85 or E96 and adding a small gasoline tank for startup is much easier, also how they did it in brazil from my understanding
The auxiliary tank used to be the rule at least until 2010 when Volkswagen released a version of the Polo fitted with electric pre-heating of the fuel, and in few years this became the prefered approach. I don't remember if any new car still has this tank.


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Blending is easier with ethanol than with veg oil. At least when it comes to compatibility with emissions control devices which has been more critical on Diesels.
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Blending is easier with ethanol than with veg oil. At least when it comes to compatibility with emissions control devices which has been more critical on Diesels.
yup totally is , I keep forgetting that IDI cars and mechanical fuel pumps (ususally before 1995) is now very old tech

I would say the most problematic with blending in modern diesels is the direct injection, injectors, common rail and electric fuel pumps (all the stuff modern)...

while modern gas cars are great for blendning, with the modern electronic adjusting for the more fuel needed automatically, carburettors are way more difficult in that regard
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yup totally is , I keep forgetting that IDI cars and mechanical fuel pumps (ususally before 1995) is now very old tech
IIRC the last "modern" naturally-aspirated IDI was the Peugeot DW8 which lasted until 2007 in Europe and IIRC a bit longer in Argentina, even though its distributor-type fuel pump already featured some electronic controls.


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I would say the most problematic with blending in modern diesels is the direct injection, injectors, common rail and electric fuel pumps (all the stuff modern)
The most critical element is actually the particles filter.


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while modern gas cars are great for blendning, with the modern electronic adjusting for the more fuel needed automatically, carburettors are way more difficult in that regard
I have seen some folks rejetting small-displacement motorcycle carburettors in order to run on both gasoline and ethanol, before Honda introduced EFI and flexfuel ability to the CG in 2009.
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Do you notice more soot emissions now the EGR is disabled? Off course, it triggers internal pollution, but EGR also helps warming up the engine faster and it's needed for the regeneration of the particulate filter. But I recon your car doens't have such a thing .
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