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Old 05-21-2007, 12:21 PM   #21
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Notice they used the on-ramp for the I-5 north next to U-PICK A PART in Sunland?



Looks like that's where it came from...did they use an old turbo Puegeot motor?
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:23 PM   #22
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soybeans, rape seed (canola), and in the future algae are the most popular sources for biodiesel. Corn and sugar cane (Brazil) are popular for methanol.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:24 PM   #23
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BMW 320D motor.



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Old 05-21-2007, 12:28 PM   #24
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Diesel has no octane limitation? Do you know what you're talking about? "Octane" in gasoline serves to minimize the risk of autoignition. A diesel engine operates without spark plugs but with a very high compression ratios (which is one reason they can be more efficient) to intentioanally autoignite the fuel / air. Diesel is not rated on octane at all, but an equivalent octane rating would actually be very low.



Each type of fuel has it's advantages and disadvantages. I happen to like diesel and wish more vehicles used it in the states. And as far as racing goes, each series has its own rules governing engine limits for different engine types, specifically to try level the playing field (or advantage someone if they want). This is currently the case, some claim, with the LeMans series and the diesels. Teams chose whatever they think they can work with most effectively.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:28 PM   #25
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Good one kbent but wrong track..
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:32 PM   #26
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Diesel has no octane limitation? That is what the guy said on Speed TV Perhaps it's irrelevant but he said the we have reached the limit in achieving higher octanes of gasoline thus it's future use for high performance applications is not as bright..
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:35 PM   #27
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Actually I don't have to be desperate for attention on MO. Folks flock to my posts.. I think it is the other way around. Even when I was gone Buz,seruzawa, kchick, etc would talk about me.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:43 PM   #28
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Wrong. After the divorce, Kpaul's ex-wife will have the non-biodiesel car. He'll be taking the above mentioned biodiesel bus to work and leaving bitter messages on the ex-Kpaul phone to his kids.



You notice how he always b!tched about the things he had to do/buy for his family. He'll be just another dead beat father whose kids hate him.



What's the over/under on KpaulÂ’s suicide? 24-36 months?

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:46 PM   #29
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The problem with motorcycle diesels is the low hp/displacement output of diesels. Turbos help this a lot, but still you are not going to get anywhere near the hp you can from a gasoline engine. Torque is another thing since diesels get loads of torque. It remains to be seen if motorcyclists are going to be willing to give up the hp.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:48 PM   #30
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Our friends just sold their 2 Chrysler/Doge dealerships and bought a Toyota/Scion and a Lexus dealership. I think they see the writing on the wall for Chrysler.... I am going to give my current car to my youngest this summer. My wife wants a Lexus and I'll get a Yaris or Scion. My 80 mile round trip commute demands and economy car I'm afraid. Time to trade in the Town and Country minivan.. So no biodiesel in the near term for kpaul.. I should run the numbers again to see if a hybrid will pay for itself I think gas has to at least $4.50 a gal for that to happen.
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