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This week Bob Armantrout will be joining us to talk about how to make backyard biodiesel.

There are four copies of his book, Backyard Biodiesel up for grabs.

Bob will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the biodiesel forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Bob and make him feel welcome!
 
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Welcome Bob!
I have started to look around for a used Ford Ranger. Considering changing the engine from gasoline over to BioDiesel / ethanol.
Really tired of the Canadian gas tax and corporate greed as displayed on the digital sign every time I gas my current Ranger. (Ford should be ashamed of the poor fuel economy and lack of Diesel option)
Anyway, I have been considering making ethanol with a backyard still. BioDiesel I know little about. So, I am looking forward to winning a copy of your book!
Eric
 
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Hi Bob really curious about the subject, here in Italy we pay so much for diesel, I'll read the forum and try to ask a question, I'm really like a three year old on cars
 
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Eric Wilson wrote:
I have started to look around for a used Ford Ranger. Considering changing the engine from gasoline over to BioDiesel / ethanol.


Hi Eric,

Replacing a gas motor with a diesel motor in a vehicle is no small feat. I've known three who have done it and all report that knowing what they know now, they'd never do it again - time consuming and expensive.

Much better to buy a vehicle with a diesel motor and avoid the headaches in my opinion.

Bob
 
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Welcome to the permies forums Bob. Certainly looking forward to reading this book.
 
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Bob Armantrout wrote:
Eric Wilson wrote:
I have started to look around for a used Ford Ranger. Considering changing the engine from gasoline over to BioDiesel / ethanol.


Hi Eric,

Replacing a gas motor with a diesel motor in a vehicle is no small feat. I've known three who have done it and all report that knowing what they know now, they'd never do it again - time consuming and expensive.

Much better to buy a vehicle with a diesel motor and avoid the headaches in my opinion.

Bob


Thanks for the feedback! I have been looking that way too.
 
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Just wanted to say hello and welcome!
 
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Hi Bob,

Great subject! Alternatives are needed for a better world.
I'm hoping that biodiesel is less toxic than standard diesel.
 
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Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone!

And for the great questions.
 
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Have always been i terested in this. I knew a fuy who used pure wvo to run hos jetta. One winter he filtered it with some heat and put it into his tank still warm. The next day it had solidified in his engine block. Was a couple grand to revuild the engine. After that he never used heat during filtering and always mixed in a bit of diesel with it.
 
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