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post #1 of 12 Old 10-08-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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First (successful) Batch

My last batch went awry, but I figured out what I did wrong. Going over my notes, I discovered I used enough KOH to produce 10 gallons. Problem was I was trying to make 20 gallons.

Now that I got that whole retarded experience behind me, I tried another batch. This time I got good seperation and the unwashed fuel passed a 3/27 test.

I washed it until the wash water was clear, and heated it to 135F and circulated it for 4 hours.

It looks like apple juice. A nice amber color and really clear! I'll post some pics tomarrow.

Now I just need to know if there are any last tests before I try running it in my 6.0L.

Any input would be great.

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Cool! I can't wait to do my first batch.
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here's what the finished product looks like.



what is so amazing is what color it was when I started! It was like a dark brown, almost black. I'll see if I can find a "before" pic.

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Congrats to ya man!!!! Great feeling aint it!!

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Congrats to ya man!!!! Great feeling aint it!!
hell yeah!!

OPEC can now officially kiss my azz! Hey Shane, you've been doing this a while, right? Is there anything else I should do before running it in the truck?

Like ay final tests or anything? Or is a 3/27 about it?

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Sorry took so long. 3/27 is only a test to see if the conversion was a success. As you said, you performed that on unwashed bio and it passed. Good. You washed until you had clear wash water.Good. The other test you can do, and I use it is the shakem up test. 1/2 oil in a jar and 1/2 water. Shake it up a little to get the 2 mixed. It should settle out within 30 minutes or so with no white line between the 2. Theres been a lot of different opinions from the pros on this test. Reason being, you can take 2 samples from the same batch, add same water to both, shake one sample ten times and the other 15 times and get 2 different results. But, they all agree that this test is a good test for soap. They say you can dry bio to perfect clarity, but still have some soap in it. Thats why I use the shakem test. There are "professional" tests you can do for soap testing, but they get outa my league. Good Luck and Congrats!!

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thanks!

tomarrow is test day! I am going to put 3 or 4 gallons in the truck and fill it up the rest of the way with petro diesel.

wish me luck!

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go on and jump in with both feet AKA "nut deep" fill-er up you'll be ok just get some fuel filters to keep with you.

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ok...

I put 4 gallons in today and filled up the tank the rest of the way. By my calculation, that should give me just shy of 14% biodiesel.

The truck seems to be running fine, perhaps a bit quieter.

I have only put about 15 miles on it since the fill up, but that should have been plenty enough to get all the petro diesel out of the fuel lines and start moving B14 (lol) thru.

Over the next few days, I'll be keeping an eye on things, but so far, so good!!

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The bio will definitely quiet your truck down. I forgot how much and had to run a tank of dino away from home and was thinking "damn, I don't remember my truck making this much noise" lol.
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