Biodiesel

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  1. enery8

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    Morning all, I have a problem in that my biodiesel/methanol partner has decided not to make biodiesel anymore. Is there anybody on Motorhome fun who makes biodiesel and is situated in the Dorset area or can advise where I can buy small amounts of methanol at reasonable prices?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Why not run on pure veg oil
     
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    My ffb is a Fiat Ducato based vehicle with a Lucas/RotoDiesel injection pump. They are not as capable of running on non-diesel as Bosch pumps unfortunately
     
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    Ebay, they will deliver to your door.
     
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    Thanks Dave, I was hoping someone local might want to share a 200 ltr drum. Delivered from Barrentine it is £174 = about 87p a litre. Some places are quoting daft amounts like £1.60 a litre plus delivery. I quoted £80 delivery from Trinity yesterday, might as well buy it from the pump!!
     
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    The problem is, bioburners have become victims of there own success. I remember the days when they used to pay me to get rid of there dirty oil. Now you have to bid for the damned stuff.
     
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    Yes, I used to get it free but it has steadily gone up to £4.50 for 20 litres. I still get about 60ltrs a month delivered to my door by a neighbour who works for a training cafe. I was getting it for £3.50 for 20 ltrs but it was not very easy to use so I stopped buying it from them. I am now getting 80 ltrs a month at £4.50/20ltrs added to the 60 from the cafe gives me enought to run my range rover and my ffb. - Just need the methanol.
     
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