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Old 07 December 2007, 13:54   #1
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Home Brew Diesel anyone

Your very own Diesel Plant HERE
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Usually the home made ones are better. haven't looked into these ones yet but many of the commercial ones are crap.

About to start making my own - should be fun!!!

Bloody hell just seen the price - 1750 + vat - it will cost me about 600 for one that does 200 litres per batch.
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i have heard a few stories recently of modern diesels going bang after they have run on it for a while .
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As long as it's made to the EN/BS standard it should be fine........
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Usually the home made ones are better. haven't looked into these ones yet but many of the commercial ones are crap.

About to start making my own - should be fun!!!

Bloody hell just seen the price - 1750 + vat - it will cost me about 600 for one that does 200 litres per batch.
Me thinks Codders is homebrewing something else.
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I don't know anything about the stuff TBH I have just been told a few tales of woe from friends in the motor trade. I wondered if it was the old problem of vegetable and mineral oil not mixing hence the engine oil becomes contaminated also mixing regular diesel with Bio.
I haven't looked into it but you know how roumours go round the trade.
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My 2.0l TDCi runs like a bag of nails on Tesco Diesel with its 5% bio - not sure i'd like to try full bio
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Usually the home made ones are better. haven't looked into these ones yet but many of the commercial ones are crap.

About to start making my own - should be fun!!!

Bloody hell just seen the price - 1750 + vat - it will cost me about 600 for one that does 200 litres per batch.
Codders, what is your plan to do this? when are you going to start and finish the project? Can you provide a report on the results? I am sure everyone will be interested.
Thanks.
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I will start it just over Christmas - I looked into it a lot before - I was thinking of starting to produce the stuff commercially but the hardest part is getting sufficient waste oil. The prices are going through the roof. It is NOT a good thing for the environment either. It is a different story to produce just enough for myself - and there is no red tape either now for up to 2,500 litres a year!!!

there was a bloke on here a while ago who said he made it - seemed to know what he was on about so wouldn't mind talking to him if I can remember who it was.
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I will start it just over Christmas - I looked into it a lot before - I was thinking of starting to produce the stuff commercially but the hardest part is getting sufficient waste oil. The prices are going through the roof. It is NOT a good thing for the environment either. It is a different story to produce just enough for myself - and there is no red tape either now for up to 2,500 litres a year!!!

there was a bloke on here a while ago who said he made it - seemed to know what he was on about so wouldn't mind talking to him if I can remember who it was.
is this your man codders?

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=207245&postcount=9
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