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Monday, December 11, 2017

Biodiesel versus SVO and WVO

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on November 11, 2011

A lot of people say that biodiesel is the future biofuel. You can pay to learn how to make biodiesel (or read it for free here) and buy an expensive biodiesel processor (or make your own for small fraction of the price). But is biodiesel really a good alternative to petrodiesel?

I believe not. I think that it’s better to use straight or waste vegetable oil, and not biodiesel. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Diesel fuel / heating oil replacement

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on June 4, 2010

Many people want to know, whether it’s possible to replace heating oil with diesel fuel. In case heating oil in your tanks run out, is it possible to use diesel fuel instead?

Or the opposite question: is it possible to pour heating oil into your diesel truck fuel tank?

Let’s find out… WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Diesel fuel – article from Wikipedia

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on June 2, 2010

I don’t want to repeat all the great information about diesel fuel that’s already published on Wikipedia, so instead I will just insert this article here. I will use this article as a reference in my future posts.

The contents of the article below are automatically updated, so you can say it’s up to date. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Diesel engines

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on March 15, 2008

Diesel engines, called also compression ignition engines, are internal combustion engines operating on Diesel cycle. The principles of this cycle as well as first diesel engine were discovered in 1890s by Rudolf Diesel.

The combustion in diesel engine is started when the pressure in combustion chamber exceeds ignition point of fuel injected to the chamber. During the compression stroke, the air inside the combustion chamber is compressed and because of that it increases it’s temperature. On a proper timing fuel is injected to the combustion chamber and ignites from the hot air inside. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »