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Driving 172 miles costs me 50 dollars!

Who's making their own bio-diesel, and how successful are you at saving money doing it?
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Re: Driving 172 miles costs me 50 dollars!

Well running the waste oil from a local catfish place is costing my wife 5 cents a gallon for her mercedes 190D. We like it

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Well running the waste oil from a local catfish place is costing my wife 5 cents a gallon for her mercedes 190D. We like it
That is cheap!
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Re: Driving 172 miles costs me 50 dollars!

If you can find enough WVO and can live with the risks/limitations I say go for it.

I would prefer (if I could stand chem lab on steroids) to make B100, but that means I have to find 150 gallons of good WVO a month and it just ain't within driving distance.

Airflow's mileage must really, really suck. I just went 475 miles on $77.

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If you can find enough WVO and can live with the risks/limitations I say go for it.

I would prefer (if I could stand chem lab on steroids) to make B100, but that means I have to find 150 gallons of good WVO a month and it just ain't within driving distance.

Airflow's mileage must really, really suck. I just went 475 miles on $77.
I went 507 miles on $134 or something like that

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I stopped counting. No sense in being depressed all the time, lol. i'm trying to get my bio processor set up. Just waiting to collect all the parts.

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Re: Driving 172 miles costs me 50 dollars!

since my motor's already not that great I think I'm going to run 50&#37; WVO this summer with a tank-full of BioD every 3 or so fill-ups to clean the crap back out. This fall I think I'm going to put a new motor (well, low-mile stocker) in it then do a vegi-stroke conversion or something like that.

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They dont sell bio here so I just run #2 in my truck, to chicken to run the vegi the wifes using in hers. The merc's injection system is very simple and seems from what Ive read on the net to be the perfect waste oil burner.

Cost me on average $20 for 100 miles. I sometimes get a good bit more but thats about the norm for all in town driving. Not really that bad considering how much diesel is right now.

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They dont sell bio here so I just run #2 in my truck, to chicken to run the vegi the wifes using in hers. The merc's injection system is very simple and seems from what Ive read on the net to be the perfect waste oil burner.

Cost me on average $20 for 100 miles. I sometimes get a good bit more but thats about the norm for all in town driving. Not really that bad considering how much diesel is right now.
If My math is correct @ 4 dollars a gal. thats 20 MPG for in town driving, thats a good truck!

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Its $4.10 last few times I got diesel. Im pretty pleased with it. Figured around 20 mpg or so most of the time. Worse its done is 90 miles for $20 but that a bunch of idling that time.

I drive about 57 mph everywhere and its pretty flat.

Beats the 13.5 mpg or worse my gmc got

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