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Unread 09-06-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Bio diesel in CRD

Is anyone running homemade bio-diesel in their Liberty? Just curious, thinking about buying one and manufacturing own fuel. In lieu of rising fuel prices.
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Unread 09-06-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Is anyone running homemade bio-diesel in their Liberty? Just curious, thinking about buying one and manufacturing own fuel. In lieu of rising fuel prices.
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I recently red about bio-diesel as well and find it interesting. I hope someone responds. Sorry to be an old lady with grammar, but that last part isn't a sentence, and I think you used "in lieu of" incorrectly.
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Unread 09-06-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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Yeah well apparently you get the jest of my querry.
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Unread 09-06-2005, 04:58 PM   #4
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A few of us went together and bought a FuelMeister. I run Bio-Diesel we brew about 75% of the time. It is basically B-100. When I do not run our home brew I can purchase B-95 about 10 miles from my home. On rare occasions I do have to put petroleum diesel in it and I have had no problems what so ever. It really runs very clean with NO SMOKE on the B-100 / B-95. I have about 13,000 miles on my sport. I did run about 80 hours (say 5600 miles) on B-100/B-95 and the engine oil was very clean.
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Unread 09-06-2005, 06:42 PM   #5
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Unread 09-06-2005, 10:02 PM   #6
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Q What vehicles do you recommend for conversion?
A Our standard systems are designed to work with any diesel passenger vehicle or light truck (custom kits available for larger applications). The most common diesel passenger vehicles in the US are made by Volkswagen and Mercedes. Chevy, Ford, GMC and Dodge all have diesel options on most of their larger pickup trucks. Currently we are not recommending conversion of newer "common rail" or "unit injector" equipped vehicles.
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Unread 09-06-2005, 10:07 PM   #7
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I just clocked 27.5 MPG on a Hwy trip with the air on.
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Unread 09-07-2005, 12:53 AM   #8
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Thanks for the useful info, I just wanted to ask the same question.

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A few of us went together and bought a FuelMeister. I run Bio-Diesel we brew about 75% of the time. It is basically B-100. When I do not run our home brew I can purchase B-95 about 10 miles from my home. On rare occasions I do have to put petroleum diesel in it and I have had no problems what so ever. It really runs very clean with NO SMOKE on the B-100 / B-95. I have about 13,000 miles on my sport. I did run about 80 hours (say 5600 miles) on B-100/B-95 and the engine oil was very clean.
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Unread 09-07-2005, 07:29 AM   #9
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I just clocked 27.5 MPG on a Hwy trip with the air on.


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Unread 09-10-2005, 02:57 PM   #10
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I'm running Dieselsecret formula in my CRD and getting 23/mpg around town. I run 60 petro/40 Bio and no problems after 1100+ miles.
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Unread 09-18-2005, 02:14 PM   #11
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I am not running homebrew biodiesel in my CRD, but I am a chemist, and have made it and run it in a Jetta TDI without incident. I am currently buying commercially made biodiesel, although I'll probably build an appleseed processor at some point.

I added enough of the commercial biodiesel to the tank of the CRD to bring things up to a 50/50 blend with the 40 cetane crap the dealer put in it, and I can tell you that it made a huge improvement in the sound of the engine. Not to mention it's exhaust smell!

I'm kinda cautious of my rides, and plan to not take the CRD over about 50% for a while, to let everybody else determine if the higher injector pressures in that common rail system play well with biodiesel before attempting to run 100%, like I do in the Jetta.

But then winter is coming on, so I'll probably be running 50% in both during cold weather. Ask me again in the spring . . . .
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Unread 09-18-2005, 05:45 PM   #12
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I recently red about bio-diesel as well and find it interesting. I hope someone responds. Sorry to be an old lady with grammar, but that last part isn't a sentence, and I think you used "in lieu of" incorrectly.
Grammar? How about spelling? Did you mean 'read?'
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Unread 09-19-2005, 05:57 PM   #13
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Grammar? How about spelling? Did you mean 'read?'

JTM: You beet me too the punch.
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Unread 09-21-2005, 07:49 PM   #14
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Your CRD came delivered with B5. DCX has tested B20. Anything more than that, don't tell your dealer - cause they'll probably take a dump on your warranty.

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Unread 09-21-2005, 08:22 PM   #15
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Your CRD came delivered with B5. DCX has tested B20. Anything more than that, don't tell your dealer - cause they'll probably take a dump on your warranty.
And make sure you don't tell them about that little home-made biodiesel operation, 'cause that will give them cause to drop the warranty no matter what the concentration
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