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General Discussion / Re: Ethical disposal of waste products
« Last post by Jhanananda on April 13, 2018, 08:54:57 AM »
There isn't any.  It is just a hypothesis considering that the "additive package" in motor oil is "detergent," and I saw a video on you tube in which someone made grease by adding soap to motor oil.  The trick is to figure out the correct dosage level.
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General Discussion / Re: Ethical disposal of waste products
« Last post by Smithy on April 12, 2018, 05:33:53 AM »
Hi Jhanananda, do you have any links or more information on this please.
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General Discussion / Re: Ethical disposal of waste products
« Last post by Jhanananda on April 09, 2018, 10:25:35 AM »
Thanks, Smithy, for sharing some good ideas for the ethical disposal of the waste products of making biodiesel.

It has recently occurred to me that the additive that is added to motor oil is essentially soup, which means glycerol.  And, we have found here that blowby of high melting point esters and gum, can gum up an engine in about 20,000 miles of burning waste oil as diesel fuel. So, it might be possible that the glycerol from making biodiesel might just work as a motor oil additive that will help remove the gum from the oil circuit from blowby.
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General Discussion / Re: Ethical disposal of waste products
« Last post by Smithy on April 03, 2018, 09:48:50 AM »
Only just noticed this thread, so based on the principle of 'better late than never' here goes.

All my 'dregs' from collecting; animal fats, burnt chips etc are returned to a company that de-water and filter the 'oil' it is then exported (for what I have no idea)

My glycerol, after using it to pre-wash my oil is put into 1000 litre IBC's and is sent for anaerobic digestion. A tanker comes about twice a year and pumps out 2x IBC's.
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Yes, but I have just moved onto another platform for further research, which is the deuce and a half.  It has issues as well, but I can work through them.
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Certainly annual IP replacement is taking the fun out of it to put it mildly. IIRC it's your IP seals which are giving out. Looks like you've identified what doesn't work so that must be putting you closer and closer to the way that will.
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Good to know, Excalibur, thanks for sharing.  Whereas, the Stanadyne DB-2 and its 6.5 equivalent, the DS-4, seem to be the wrong IP for alternative fuels.
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Sometimes you have to push boundaries to understand where the limit is.

My IP tipped over about 4 -5years ago but I have several $5 spare IP's. I chose a non-turbo, manual trans, non electronic model IP as best of the bunch. It simplified the whole system.
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General Discussion / Re: Alternative Fuel Stability Problems
« Last post by Smithy on March 21, 2018, 02:28:07 PM »
Reassuring, thanks Jhanananda.
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General Discussion / Re: Alternative Fuel Stability Problems
« Last post by Jhanananda on March 21, 2018, 01:12:31 PM »
Hi Smithy.  I was pondering this report today, and realized that the problem is not with biodiesel at 5% in diesel fuel, but in their engine design.  I would say to Mercedes, "Dump the new engine design; and develop an engine that is compatible with alternative diesel fuels."
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