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Old 08-28-2006, 11:09 AM
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Angry I have to vent about #2 prices...

I am new here, I know. Its a horse that has beaten beyond recognition, I know....but I am am so wound up over the fact that unleaded is 2.89 and I am paying 3.20 (central valley Ca) What? the Strategic Oil Reserve flood gates only burp unleaded???? Did the pipeline carry refined gasoline instead of oil? I am considering WVO etc, but cant substantiate (i.e sell to the wife) begging in a foreign language at every "non burger joint" for the left over oil. Not to mention whatever means to transport if my translator did work and the store owner wasn't threatened by the county about giving it away to people who could potentially dump it.

If I took the hit and dropped 3k on a biodiesel maker
http://www.realgoods.com/renew/shop/...700&ts=4000001

and it churned out 40g every 48 hrs...I could theroretically sell it for 2$ a gallon. Where the heck are the investors? Why is BioWillie asking 3.29 per gallon for B20,10o etc? How hard is this

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrr rhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:33 AM
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Don't waist your time making Bio. I collected 300 gallons of used vegi oil this last weekend. Took me 2 hours cause I have a small 12vpump. I pumped out a full WVO dumpster - the restaurant gives me there oil in the 5 gallon jugs at another store location and they caled me and asked if i could pump there dumpster and the other store cause the renderer had failed (for 10 days) to show up and dump it and he had no more room in it to put his old oil.
So i went home with about $1000.00 worth of free fuel.
Check out the link in my sig. It's well worth it. Call up Jason at Vegi stroke and tell him Mr. Henry from OK refered you. He's a super nice guy and will help you out in every way possible.
I'm not getting payed to refer people to him, just trying to help you out and promote a cheaper, cleaner burning, renewable fuel option.

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Old 08-28-2006, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:51 PM
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Yeah it sucks.

I hope it doesn't get that bad here. We have unleaded at $2.65 and Diesel at $2.89. I remember when Diesel was ALWAYS atleast $0.25 less then unleaded.
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Feel lucky that you are only paying 3.20 a gal. I live in northern utah, i am paying anywhere from 3.43 to 3.59. It is so rediculous. I cant believe i am acutually paying that much. The kicker is, i live 20 minutes from an oil refinery. How can fuel cost so much if they are so close? I heard on the news this morning that "drivers can feel a little more at ease at the pump because the price has fell an average of 15 cents". What i want to know is where? the only change i have seen is an increase. Oh well. All i know is that when it hits 4.00 a gal that is when i call it quits, i will trade it in for a gasser.
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Don't waist your time making Bio. I collected 300 gallons of used vegi oil this last weekend. Took me 2 hours cause I have a small 12vpump. I pumped out a full WVO dumpster - the restaurant gives me there oil in the 5 gallon jugs at another store location and they caled me and asked if i could pump there dumpster and the other store cause the renderer had failed (for 10 days) to show up and dump it and he had no more room in it to put his old oil.
So i went home with about $1000.00 worth of free fuel.
Check out the link in my sig. It's well worth it. Call up Jason at Vegi stroke and tell him Mr. Henry from OK refered you. He's a super nice guy and will help you out in every way possible.
I'm not getting payed to refer people to him, just trying to help you out and promote a cheaper, cleaner burning, renewable fuel option.

I'd really like to know more about your setup and how well your 6.0 works on WVO. I'd really like to ease my diesel consumption...
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:32 AM
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I'd really like to know more about your setup and how well your 6.0 works on WVO. I'd really like to ease my diesel consumption...
It works wonderfully. If you didn't know, and maybe you did, one of the first diesels made by Rudolf Diesel was displayed at the world fair and it was powered on peanut oil. He had a vision and was designing his engine to burn a clean remewable fuel - specifically plant oil. It was after his death that his design was altered to use the new, more popular petro diesel.
I altered mine back to the way it was intended to work 112 years ago.
There is almost no difference in petro diesel and soybean oil (as far as how it burns in a compression combustion engine) except the viscosity. As far as how the engine likes it, it likes it better than petro. It is very lubricating as diesel no longer is. It has a little lowere cetane value so i use an additive and it helps alot. My engine doesn't "clatter" as loud. It makes a little more smoke that petro. What else do you want to know?
If your serious, i can get you the hook up and it really is addictive when you just drive for literally thousands of miles without stopping to fill the diesel tank! I picked up 300 gallons of used oil this last Sat. and it was free. Do that math...how much $$$ value would 300 gallons equate to where you live?

I got 2300 miles out of my last tank of petro.

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Sounds like a good deal, I'll look into to converting mine next year...
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Yeah I flew into a rage yesterday...87 was $2.29 and diesel was $3.05!!!! What the heck is up w/ that. Doesn't it take LESS money and time to create a gallon of diesel vs gasoline? That's BS...I think it's time for the trucking companys to say "yeah, we're not rolling till these prices come down"...and see how long it takes for half of America to come to a screeching halt due to no big rigs transporting anything.
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