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    Home Brew Diesel

    Anyone had a go at homebrew diesel yet.....been running my X reg 1.7 isuzu engined Astra on and off for a couple of years now without any problems. HM government will now allow manufacture of up to 2500 litres a year without having to pay fuel duty so it is without doubt worth having a go. Make mine from waste cooking oil and costs abot 20 pence a litre to make but could get that down to 15 pence per litre if I purchased the methanol in larger quantities. Anyone interested in having a go I would be quite happy to share my brewing methods as I am keen on the environmental sissues of the virtual 100% clean burn, the safety of the higher flashpoint, the improved lubricity, the bio degradeability in the event of spillage and the fact that it is produced from a waste product......no disadvantages, so go on, have a go

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    That idea scares me...cooking oil???

    I have heard of it, but very reluctant to try it TBH


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    Yep, waste cooking oil (of the vegetable variety) as dirty, black and filthy as you like....of course you can use virgin, clean oil but that adds to the cost
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    Look in the diesel forum or just do a search for "bio diesel" - its been mentioned quite a few times as you would expect

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    didnt anyone see on 5th gear a while back you can buy your own biodiesel converter machine thingy, just get used cooking oil from local resturaunts, pour it in and bobs your uncle. There's also a Dick Strawbridge method but I'll have to ask my other half about that. I've been very tempted to get into home diesel production for the van tbh. A friend of mine has run some of his (older) diesel cars on straight clean vegetable oil, with a splash of petrol added to thin it a bit.

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    Please do not be tempted to use raw vegetable oil in a decent motor. It will work but will eventually coke up injector pump and indeed the injectors. The safe way is to process the vegetable oil (virgin or used) using chemicals to remove the fatty acids

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