Wednesday, June 29, 2005
The Conversion Kit
After much research, I decide today to purchase a two tank conversion kit from Neoteric Biofuels, Inc. You can learn about it here at http://www.plantdrive.com. I chose this kit because of their solid state Vegtherm heating unit and custom doughnut tank that sits inside of the hole of the spare tire. Great idea! This kit will enable me to run the car on SVO, B100 or WVO. I like to have options. And yes you can mix all three types. Nobody really has tried this yet on this new type of engine design because it voids the warranty. But I really don't care about that because nothing is ever covered under the warranty anyway when things break.
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Second Bulk Fill Up
I drove up to Ventura Harbor Marine Fuel, Inc. - 1449 #C Spinnaker Dr., Ventura, CA 93001; (805)644-4046 and filled up the jugs. While I was up there, I meet Kent Bullard, he runs the user group I had to join, he's a very nice fellow with lots of passion for bio diesel and a self sustainable life style. He gave me some cool bio diesel bumper stickers.
Friday, June 24, 2005
I went to my mechanic Dan, Auto Master Care in Van Nuys, to put in the new fuel filter. I've known Dan for over 15 years and he's the best. I've driven about 1000 miles (11,875 on the odometer) on the biodiesel so I figured it was time. There were some air bubbles in the fuel filter after bleeding it so it took a couple cranks and stalls to finally get it started. Dan's going to buy a tool to cut open the fuel filter so we can see how dirty it was. I'm going to post the digital pictures of the filter as soon as I get them.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Must Join a User Group To Buy B100
I found out today that to legally buy Bio diesel in California you have to be registered in a user group. You can read about it here http://www.sustainableoptions.com/socalbug.html So now I'm a member. It was free to join.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Second Mileage Check
29.2 mpg. 146 miles (10,993 to 11,139) on 5 gallons.
Monday, June 06, 2005
First Mileage Check
I dumped the contents of my 5 gallon jug on Sat like planned at 10,857 and the fuel light went on today at 10,993. Giving me 27.2 mpg. I drive half city half, half highway. I'm putting another 5 gallon today for another test.
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Waiting for the fuel light
My fuel is getting low so today I’m going to drive around with a 5 gallon jug in the trunk. As soon as I see the fuel light go on I’m going to pull over and add the five gallons and record the mileage on the odometer. Then when the fuel light goes on again I’ll be able to calculate my mileage pretty accurately. The sensor is programmed to go off when there is 2.1 gallons left in the tank.