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Hi,

First, thanks to the forum and the forum members who helped me make my first steps into biodiesel.

I know this topic comes up here and there but hopefully there is some more knowledge by now. I am looking for a proved biodiesel stabilizer and preferably one that is combined with a biocide.

The reason for this is that it is much easier for me to make biodiesel during hot and dry weather (much less energy and effort) and then store enough of it for the winter use. Besides, from what I understand a stabilizer additive helps reduce oxidation while exposed to the heat of the engine and fuel system.
I cant find any locally so I will have to import it. Checked in Amazon , the two main brands are STA-BIL and FPPF both are suppose to be efficient on Biodiesel as well. Any comments on those two?
Any other?

Another unrelated question: Should I cancel the EGR on a 99 VW while using biodiesl?

Thanks!

YTK
 
Registered: September 28, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi ytk,

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Originally posted by ytk:
I know this topic comes up here and there but hopefully there is some more knowledge by now. I am looking for a proved biodiesel stabilizer and preferably one that is combined with a biocide.

The reason for this is that it is much easier for me to make biodiesel during hot and dry weather (much less energy and effort) and then store enough of it for the winter use.
YTK
I only make biodiesel once a year for the exct reason you give.
I am presently running on biodiesel that I made about 14 months ago.
The only "stabalizer" i use is to store the biodiesel in full sealed airtight 205 litre metal drums.
I do not water wash my biodiesel.






 
Location: ลึก ประเทศอินเดีย | Registered: March 03, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Tilly,

Thanks for the quick reply, Do you wash at all?

YTK
 
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Hi ytk,

I bubble air through it and let it sit for a couple of days in an open-top drum before sealing it up into storage.
I imagine there is still some methanol remaining in the biodiesel when I put it into storage.






 
Location: ลึก ประเทศอินเดีย | Registered: March 03, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Tilly,

So you are not worried about soap content and its affects on the fuel system?

Thanks,

YTK
 
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Hi ytk,

I find that now that I no longer water-wash, my inline throwaway fuel filter lasts considerably longer than when I water-washed.

My normal procedure is to pump the biodiesel out of the 205 litre drum into 20 litre pails where they will often sit for a few weeks before a finally 1 micron filtering into the car. During this time in the 20 litre pails the top is only covered but not sealed.
There is usually a further small amount of glycerine settle out to the bottom of the pail during this time.

I have never had anything more than a clogged fuel filter go wrong and the last one of those would have been 5 or 7 years ago.






 
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Hi ytk,
Many of of us dont use water to wash and have not had any ill effects, the trick is to get out the methanol which in turn allows the soap to settle out.
I have never water washed. I followed Graham Laming's lead on this when I started making bio.
http://www.graham-laming.com/bd/main.htm
Cheers,
Jon

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the trick is to get out the methanol which in turn allows the methanol to settle out.[/quote]

Something wrong here Jon. Smile

Jim.
 
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