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Old 03-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #21
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Flames? Skulls? Unicorns? Flaming skulls? Flaming Unicorns?
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #22
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So is your wife any happier now that it's white instead of yellow? Mine didn't seem to gain much more appreciation for having a white monolith in the driveway as opposed to yellow, but maybe other wives have more of an aesthetic sensibility...
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:18 AM   #23
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Thanks for the encouragement!
Flaming unicorn skulls.....yeah, I could see that...
My wife thawed a little on the project now that it's not yellow, and the seats and linoleum are torn out.
She's not too keen on the diesel smell, but that's another issue. I hear that biodiesel smells like donuts.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:18 AM   #24
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She's not too keen on the diesel smell, but that's another issue. I hear that biodiesel smells like donuts.
Biodiesel does have an almost pleasant smell. It definitely smells a bit like food of some sort, though I've never been able to put my finger on what food exactly it smells like. When I run straight (recycled) vegetable oil it smells vaguely similar to whatever was originally cooked in the oil, which in my case is chinese food.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #25
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She's not too keen on the diesel smell, but that's another issue. I hear that biodiesel smells like donuts.
Biodiesel does have an almost pleasant smell. It definitely smells a bit like food of some sort, though I've never been able to put my finger on what food exactly it smells like. When I run straight (recycled) vegetable oil it smells vaguely similar to whatever was originally cooked in the oil, which in my case is chinese food.
I have no clue why-but both my bus (7.3 powerstroke) and my 91 Jetta (1.6 non turbo) run on veg-but smell totally different.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:36 PM   #26
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Even if you blend a little biodiesel with regular diesel, it takes the edge off that harsh diesel smell. If I find myself with a low supply of biodiesel, I'll stretch it out by blending it 1:3 with diesel. It's also good I think, once you start using biodiesel, to keep it in the fuel system so your gaskets/o-rings aren't shrinking and expanding too much due to the different fuels, and it helps add lubricity to the ULSD.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:27 AM   #27
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Also try Natural Gas. It's cheaper - blend 60% gas to 40% diesel. The fun part is when the exhaust smeels like burned farts and diesel exhaust - just kidding. Anyway, I'm working on the conversion for all my diesel trucks - the three M1009s, the M1031, and the B600.
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Also try Natural Gas.

ah how i wish i had a filling station in my town and a city vehicle for bombing around. In Regina, SK i saw at the filling station it is 40 cents a liter! thats a buck fifteen a gallon!!!
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i like your bus,im getting close to painting mine when the weather claers hope to see more pics of yours!!
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