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Old 12-20-2008, 09:02 AM
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minus 26f and wvo

Its minus 26f where i'm at and all my wvo is frozen into solid blocks. Anyone know of any good additives to prevent this. Or do u i just have to wait till the mercury rises.
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i know people that switch from wvo to wmo in the winter if you have that available
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No additives. You have to heat your containers so you can poor it. Take them inside or something.
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it may cause a detonation problem when running wvo, but I mix in a little methanol with my solid wvo prior to biodiesel production. this will make it pourable but may cause preignition or detonation in the engine since the meth flashes at a much lower temp..
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Its minus 26f where i'm at and all my wvo is frozen into solid blocks. Anyone know of any good additives to prevent this. Or do u i just have to wait till the mercury rises.
When it thaws blend in some #2. It's cheaper than additives, is a fuel not an additive, it will give you more power on VO and has been known to stop polymerization in heated steel tanks. I don't see a down side.
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i was thinking about blending in some number 2, everything though right now is frozen solid and looks like butter. another week or so for this weather system
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when the mercury rises will the wvo go back to its normal state? Or cause its turned to a frozen block of butter is their problems i should be on the look out for or that im gonna have?

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when the mercury rises will the wvo go back to its normal state? Or cause its turned to a frozen block of butter is their problems i should be on the look out for or that im gonna have?
no issues when it thaws will be in the same state, although freezing B100 you dont have to worry about washing it, all the glycerine, and water freezes first and sinks to the bottom.
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although freezing B100 you dont have to worry about washing it, all the glycerine, and water freezes first and sinks to the bottom.
First, the glycerin and water should have already been removed.
Second, When my B100 gets really cold it looks like a frosty snow cone slurpy with ice burgs (frozen wax) floating in it. Think Titanic, But when it warms up it becomes crystal clear again.

On a side note: Had my injectors rebuilt for my Mercedes. The shop was working on an old Chevy PU that had injector problems running B100 in temps in the high teens. Can we all say in unison JERK with a capital J?
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get an old refridgerator, hang a light bulb inside it and store some cubies in it for a few days, it will thaw and be ready to filter or burn whishever.
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