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Hi there, i'm new to this forum and also new to biodiesel...

I have a quantity of used cooking oil (rapeseed oil) that i collected some years ago. its been sitting in a settling tank and all i have done is draw off the the water periodically so it's pretty much just oil now.

I'm considering the idea of mixing some of this oil with regular diesel (say 25% oil to 75% diesel) to run my Land Rover Tdi engine.

I'd like to hear from anyone who has some tips on what kind of filtration i should undertake so that the oil is safe to use in this way. Preferably i'd like to set up a gravity fed filter rather than a pumped one. I'm just unsure what kind of filters i need, whether i should have a particle filter and a water removal filter.. etc

Any guidance or links to previous posts would be much appreciated, many thanks.
 
Registered: May 29, 2017Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi rionzion,
Welcome to the forum!

I typically mix well settled WVO with my biodiesel in the summer.
I draw well settled WVO from the top 2/3 of the 200 litre drum it is stored in and mix it to the required proportions with biodiesel.
I then pour the mixture through a 0.5 micron bag/ sock filter and the mixture is then ready to use.






 
Location: ลึก ประเทศอินเดีย | Registered: March 03, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That's great tilly, thanks. I cant find a filter bag that small - best i can find is 1 micron i suppose that would do?
 
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Hi rionzion,

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Originally posted by rionzion:
best i can find is 1 micron i suppose that would do?
Yes, I suspect that will do Wink






 
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