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Old 11-21-2002, 10:21 AM   #31
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Default Bio Diesel

Most Diesel engine manufacturers, Yanmar for instance, refuse to guarantee their engines for bio Diesel. Yanmar doesn't say why not. It may have to do with purity standards, or it may be pressure from the oil people.



I wonder what effect french fry scraps has on lubrication and emissions?
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:45 PM   #32
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Yes, indeed these creatures exist. They are largely stationed in the canal zone. 4 BHP and 490 ft. lbs of torque, they are lashed to 4" ropes and tow military craft through the locks. Seen it myself.....
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Old 11-21-2002, 12:56 PM   #33
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One more in the amazing engines reported here. An engine that produces 490 Pound Feet of torque and only making 4 HP is only turning 42.8 RPM. I'd love to see that one. Even the huge (walk inside the bore) industrial engines my father worked on turned a bit fast than that.



T (490) X RPM (42. / 5250 = 4 HP



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Old 11-21-2002, 01:33 PM   #34
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Default Nice Bike!

The Janes video (see link above) says the bike has 24 bhp from 548cc, a top speed of 80 mph, low emissions and 170 miles per gallon of Diesel fuel.



Sounds like a wonderful package for all-round country/highway use. I'd buy one.
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Old 11-21-2002, 01:46 PM   #35
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Default Sounds like a tall tale to us...???

Not to the rest of us.
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Old 11-21-2002, 01:50 PM   #36
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villipend????
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:51 PM   #37
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That's true, and also the fact that diesel isn't as explosive as gasoline. Or at least not as volatile. I happen to be in the Corps in the 2d Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion. We have the KLR's. They are in the process of converting them at this time. Pals who have ridden the converted ones say they don't have quite the acceleration, but will go places it wouldn't otherwise go, steeper inclines and such. As far as aircraft, the military's diesel vehicles often run off JP-8 or some other aircraft fuel, so there is only one type of fuel to supply. This is important to the Marines which must operate on land and sea, on helo-carriers. This is what our tactical vehicles such as the Hummer or 7-ton use, so I can only assume that the diesel KLR's will do the same. Semper Fi!
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Old 11-21-2002, 02:57 PM   #38
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How about 2600 pounds of torque and 6 horsepower?



http://vettenet.org/torquehp.html



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Old 11-21-2002, 04:10 PM   #39
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My bad - only one "l" in vilipend. Means "to hold or treat as of small worth or account" and "to express a low opinion of." I figure if I'm gonna talk smack with the Highwayman, I better bust out all the fifty-cent words.
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:16 PM   #40
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Some loony converted a big-twin Harley (the 1400 cc, I believe) to run on bio-diesel. It ran on soybean oil and apparently had pretty similar performance to the original. Allegedly the exhaust smelled like french fries. So when you get trapped behind a herd of investmenty bikers you won't just get slowed down, you'll get hungry while you wait.
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