3860RE: [campernicholson] Bio-diesel
- Jul 4, 2007
Thanks for the reponse. Yes, the seals issue is one that I will discuss with an engineer. I think that the more modern engines don’t have a problem. I will talk to Perkins.
Many thanks for your input.
From: email@example.com [mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ] On Behalf Of Steve Perry
Sent: 04 July 2007 14:46
Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Bio-diesel
Before our Nic35 went on the hard for a resto job we tried biodiesel. At that time, a concentration of 20% was recommended for most engines I think because of the modifications needed for compatability between older engine components (rubber for one) and the increased cleaning effects (ie solvent nature) of bio. It was a while ago but one thing we will always remember is how much the exhaust smelled like French fries....... yummy. It also smoked a lot less. The down side, which is less now, was the expense-it was not cheap but we thought the trade off was worth it, pass the fries please. Steve.
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Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 9:02 AM
Subject: [campernicholson] Bio-diesel
given that we are going to lose our right to use low tax marine
diesel here in the UK I was thinking of looking in to the viability
of using biodiesel instead.
I was wondering if anyone else in the group had any experience of
using this fuel.
I cannot think of any reason why it would not work but any input from
group members would be helpful.
As things stand i think that the biggest issue will be one of
availability. I certainly can't see many fuel berths stocking it
alongside normal red diesel.
Given the environmental advantages of using it though it might make
sense. any thoughts?
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