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Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:49
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good thing on biodiesel

nice of Gov to now demand their levys...
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:58

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:58
well,
when half the chemicals used by people who dont have the correct equipment are used for drug manufacture, something has to be done to police the fuel making, this costs money, so someone has to pay, and it may as well be the people who are being policed.

Would be interesting to see how someones house insuranace goes if the place burns, and they found out the person was making and storing fuel......
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Reply By: Allfour4x4 - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:29

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:29
Mate,
Suppose this will apply to the little guy as well
A chance for another tax? you can't let that slip by!
Some people have a bloody hide making enviromentally friendly fuel for themselves :-)
Probably have an "oil squad" in 10 years time, to sniff out illicit fuel manufacturing
Glenn B.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:58

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:58
It was the backyarder they were targeting!!!

IM with you..
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Reply By: Bilbo - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:09

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:09
"Backyarder" - yup that's me. Stikck to the golden rule -"Ya gotta catch me first"!!

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:10

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:10
Thats pretty much what the Government man said...

Originally they were saying its ok, if your not supplying to 3rd party.. they they changed their minds, they would have missed out on $20 for their poor budget...

its bollox
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:49

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:49
Well now everyone will have to register to buy the chemicals, then it makes it easy to catch you ;-)
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Reply By: Michael - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 08:29

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 08:29
Hi all, i missed that report,, So what are the ingregients needed to make diesel fuel, Can you drink it? gotta be cheaper that scotch LOL,,,,
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Follow Up By: Allfour4x4 - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:14

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:14
Michael,
You can drink it, but it's a bit rough. Ya mouth tastes like an old 60's tailpipe the day after. Stick with the Scottie!
GB
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:20

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:20
Boidiesel would be a fatal mistake in any modern diesel particularly any direct injection model like a jackaroo. The current diesel motors struggle to run on Australian refined diesel without subjecting them to animal fat!!
Biodiesel - great way to save $20.00 on the way to a new $8,000.00 pump and injectors.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:38

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 18:38
2 farmers on the show used it in everything that they ran on the farm, from tractors, to Cruisers, to small trucks. they had no issue, and 2 of them were brand new...

YMMV of course
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Follow Up By: Allfour4x4 - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:09

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 19:09
Michael_FNQ
Pretty sure someone on the Prado group was/is running on Bio. Believe it actually loosens an awful lot of existing crud from the system over the first few uses. Need to change filters until clean.
Glenn B.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:48

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:48
Great stuff for a Victorian winter fuel, when fat solidifys at room temp....

And dont confuse home made animal fat bio, with commercially made product either ;-)
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:19

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 22:19
I was reading that Nissan factory warranty covers Terrano II's sold in Norway run on Biodiesel. I never had any problems with mine, shame the manufacturing plant burnt down.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:34

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 23:34
Michael_FNQ,

With respect, I suggest you do some research on biodiesel. I've worked in Oil Refineries, in Operations Depts, for 30 years and I now make my own bio-d. I can tell you which one is best for your engine. While your at it, research Otto Diesel ( the man who invented the diesel cycle engine) and discover what fuel it was originally designed to run on. While your still at it, have a look at some of the astonishing kilometres that bio-d vehicles have done without a grain of trouble. There are a few heavy haulage trucking companies in "Oz" that use bio-d exclusively. These trucks do more kms in a month than most of us do in year, without a problem. There are a few minor things that you have to do to avoid these minor problems, such as fuel hoses and a few initial filter changes to get the crud out of the system. But after that, no problem.

It's a fact that when low sulphur diesel (0.2 sulphur content spec as opposed 0.5 spec) was introduced into Europe there were some spectacular high pressure diesel fuel pump failures. These failures were traced to the low sulphur content of the new spec fuel. The sulphur was actually acting as lubricant within the close tolerance pump elements. When the spec was reduced - pumps seized. As a result, it was recommended that bio-d be blended with the new low sulphur diesel to replace the lost lubricant of the suplhur. 40% of all diesel sold in Germany is bio-d. Mostly a blend of varying ratios but some is 100% bio-d.

Check it out.

Oh - and I was disel mechanic in my younger years.

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Zapper - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:44

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 22:44
Hi Bilbo, do you know the names of the trucking companies and distributors using/selling Biodiesel? I am researching it's use in Australia.
Cheers
Zapper
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2004 at 22:13
Zapper,

Give me an assurance you're not from the Australian Customs and Excise!! :0). Email me and I'll send you a few links.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Member - Robert P (VIC) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 22:32

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 22:32
Bilbo, I'm researching biodiesel for an article. Would like to talk to you about it, anonymously if you like, but I need a couple of examples of 4WDers that actually use it. Can you help?

thanks

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