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Old 03-06-2013, 01:50 AM   #221 (permalink)
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To me, the advantage would be the fact that a small, simple, mechanical injection diesel would be reliable and run on nearly anything ...

- Waste Veggie Oil or any other "biodiesel"
- Home Heating oil
- Used Motor Oil
- Jet fuel

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These are the main reasons that lead me towards Diesels too

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:28 AM   #222 (permalink)
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I wonder what would happen with the waste oil etc. if it does not get used as biodiesel.
Surely it would get pumped into a refinery or burned in a power plant or such?
How nice would it be to run a car on bio-fuel generated electricity...
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Here the shops I use to work at uses the old oil from servicing vehicles all year to power their in shop oil heater. They get quite a collection of drums, barrows, etc of fuel, but seem to burn through it fairly fast during the winter.
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Hey Ben! Just wondering how this is going. Have you been able to salvage anything? Hope you were able to get more batteries to hold a charge.
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The waste oil heater in my old shop must be close to 20 years old now. I think it was 185k BTU. It used a ceramic coated difuser plate and a fuel injector with the oil preheated and spark ignited. It was so efficient you could stick your hand in the exhaust pipe indefinitely. Serviced annually and still seems to be working great, and made in the USA. I still collect all of my used motor oil and take it to them 14 years after I sold the shop.

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Waste oil heaters and diesels are great but I too, would like to hear some news on the i-Miev.
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Maybe he sold it on ebay for twice what he paid advertising minor flood damage?
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I wonder what would happen with the waste oil etc. if it does not get used as biodiesel.
Surely it would get pumped into a refinery or burned in a power plant or such?
How nice would it be to run a car on bio-fuel generated electricity...
Bunker oil on ships.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #229 (permalink)
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epic? it fizzled fast once he got in the batteries.

ben, any updates?

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