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Saw this on the CNH site about Biodiesel. Looks like they are really moving forward 5% to 20% blend fuels
. Have not seen any in my area yet but fuel man says it is coming, anyone using biodiesel yet in their machines? I have seen an old tractor run on 100% reclaimed/refined used deep fryer oil, amazing and the exhaust smelled like french fries too but burned very clean.
 

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the last few years they have been telling everyone that biodiesel solves the lubricity problems of low sulfer fuel

now some articles are saying that biodiesel has the same solvent properties/problems that ethanol does

dont know what to believe any more

have heard of trucking companies using 100% biodiesel
no manufacturers warrantee for 100% that i'm aware of

i like the outlet for our products, its long overdue

but i think there are a lot of disreputable organizations (read: oil industry)
pumping out bs propaganda

what are your thoughts out there???
 

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Well the E85 ethanol sold at the pumps here in my part of Iowa is only 85% ethanol during the summer months. As the season gets colder, the blend in more dino juice. I guess a high amount of ethanol won't burn right in the winter time.

Do they do anything like that with the biodiesel, or will it run good no matter the temperature?

-Lance
 

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Quote:Well the E85 ethanol sold at the pumps here in my part of Iowa is only 85% ethanol during the summer months. As the season gets colder, the blend in more dino juice. I guess a high amount of ethanol won't burn right in the winter time.

Do they do anything like that with the bio diesel, or will it run good no matter the temperature?

-Lance


Last fall we our combines were running great on B20 till the first couple nights of frost. The filters on the combines and transfer tank gelled. After the filters were changed it ran fine untill dark........Then same problem. Apparently we were not the only farm affected. Local Coop was pumping underground tanks all over to dilute the mix back down to 5%. Then a month later the Government (Minnesota) lifted the 2% mandate because of a "bad batch" of Bio fuel from one of the 3 manufacturing plants in Minnesota was found not meeting minimum standards ( I live 20 miles from the one rumored to have the problem).

I believe the statement "Biodeisel cleans tanks like ethanol does" to be NOT true..........The stuff we were pumping looked exactly like the last glass of pink Kool-Aid poured from a container that was sitting in the fridge for two weeks.

Maybe it was a fluke? We will be running b-20 this year until mid September, then backing down the brew.

Ethanol has a lower "flash point" than "dino juice" (great term
), I believe this is why your local might not sell it in the winter. It is sold here all year and people use it without problems up here.

I think the engine manufacturers are being cautious in their recommendations, no doubt with some heavy influence from the Dino pumpers (IMO). Up here GM and FORD commercials on TV are REALLY pushing their "Flex Fueled" engines lately.......Its great! Only problem is that its 10 years overdue.......... Hmmmmmmm, wonder why?
 
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