I own a GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel!!! I am running an Edge programmer!!! I also make biodiesel which I use in a 20% mixture with regular diesel!! I also run propane and nitrous!! A diesel engine is the definition of versatility!!!
“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?”
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A diesel engine is just broken in at 100,000 miles!!! Buying a diesel with that much mileage is well worth it!!
Maribunta, you still doing bio diesel.
I was in the middle of research when I put my bio diesel project on hold because of the drop in the price of oil. I still enjoying a price of 2.19 per gallon. We buy in NJ. But the price of oil is going up again, not good.
Still continuing to revise and refine my process!!! Finding a reliable source of free waste vegetable oil is a major hurdle!!! That is where the savings would come from!!!
Biodiesel is the wave of the future!!!!!! You could also run a diesel generator to recharge the hybrid/electric cars!!!!!
Last edited by Caribunta; 02-24-2011 at 04:14 PM.
This thread does come up when oil is 100.00+ a barrel.
Diesel gonna be 5.00 a gallon soon!!!!!
3.89 in NY. 1008.00 to fill up a truck tank. This does not look good.
A biodiesel co op wud be a good thing to start!!!!!
Back up to full production for the summer!!! No more high priced reg diesel for me till it start gettin cold again!!!!
Now running 100% biodiesel in the heart of winter!!!! Was doing a 50/50 mix but dat was smoking like crazy!!! Just have to plug up the engine block heater for freezing days or it wont start/rough start!!! The water in fuel sensor tripped this morning but I think that was false!!!! Running good with some smoke......when she opens up on the highway no smoke......stop and go driving more smoke!!!!! It is all worth it in the end.....$1.00 US per gallon homemade biodiesel vs $3.50-$4.50 diesel at the pump!!!
Trinidad is a big manufacturer of methanol!!!! Export to the US!!!! So ah guess ah supporting tnt industry!!!!
Comparison of biodiesel to regular diesel. Biodiesel has superior lubricity. Regular diesel is thermogenically superior. The higher viscosity of biodiesel may be also leading to an inferior injector spray pattern and in cold weather this will worsen. Mileage observations 100% biodiesel approx 13 mpg unloaded may be lower in city driving and cold weather and even worse with both factors. With 100% regular diesel approx 16 mpg unloaded and less variability with cold weather and city driving. Blend 0f 50/50 you get the best of both worlds the thermogenics of regular diesel and the lubricity of biodiesel......mpg of 50/50 with highway driving 18+.....the "+" is enhanced by warm temps. Pure biodiesel also results in high nitrogen oxide emissions but the 50/50 combo is more environmentally friendly.
My duramax has 240k miles on it and the transfer case went out. That was a 2,300.00 US fix!!! Engine rebuild time average on this engine is about 250k. I am looking at a dodge cummins since this is the sturdiest diesel on the market. I will keep my duramax and put fewer miles on it and hope for the best; since trade in would be a disaster!! I will not be able to run more than 10-20% biodiesel in a new dodge cummins due to DPF. After the cummins warranty runs out I will figure out how to program it for 100% biodiesel. So I will run both trucks and hope for the best. If something breaks in the duramax and it too expensive to fix then I will let it sit. The unpredictability of a high mileage vehicle......keep yur fingers crossed and hope for the best!!!