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First few chilly nights are finally here in Southern New England.

If any of you guys blend with petro-diesel during the winter to prevent gelling, I'd love to chat with you on how you are measuring your fuel blend. I may be able to help you achieve a better and more accurate blend.



Thanks!


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measuring fuel blend for what?



 
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Hi John,

For folks that are blending their home brew B100 with petro-diesel for better cold weather performance, we have simple test kits that allow you to accurately quantify the amount of biodiesel in the blend.

Whether you're trying to calculate your optimal cold weather blend, or are just curious what you are getting at the B5,10,20 commercial pump, these kits may be of interest you.


Thanks for your interest John.


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It doesn't get extremely cold here, only very occasionally dropping into the teens. It's pretty simple and cheap to set a few samples of say, B40, B60, and B80 in some jars set outside to see how your blend responds to temperature drops. It's not really that complicated to put a corresponding blend into the fuel tank either. I don't even set out samples any more since I know how my biodiesel will react in cold weather anyway.


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these kits may be of interest you.

sure, post a link to info on them.

My winter biodiesel is stored as 50% mix with jetB. As it gets cold, fuel is pumped from the clear layer into the vehicle tank to maintain a calculated mix of BD-jetB-D1 depending on temperature.



 
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Hi John,

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Originally posted by john galt:
My winter biodiesel is stored as 50% mix with jetB. As it gets cold, fuel is pumped from the clear layer into the vehicle tank to maintain a calculated mix of BD-jetB-D1 depending on temperature.
Can you be a bit more specific.
What is in the 50% mix?
I know the JetB (Widecut) and the D1 (kerosene) will stay liquid at any temperature you will likely experience there in Whitehorse.
Just wondering what you mean by a "calculated mix" and where the Biodiesel comes into play.

All the best






 
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Hi John,

Here is a link to this product on our site:
http://www.dexsil.com/products...il.php?product_id=57

You may have also noticed this product's ad on the forum page banners. If you have further interest in this product, feel free to contact me here or via email.


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