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Using biodiesel

Question : What will happen when we use palm based cooking oil in place of engine oil ?

I saw a video of car owners doing this on YouTube and am wondering what is the effect ?

Answer : Very few engines can run straight, vegetable oil and even then, they need to be started on diesel fuel and then switched over to the cooking oil.

What is usually done is to convert the cooking oil into an ester which is mixed with diesel fuel and these are termed:

100 per cent biodiesel which is referred to as B100.

20 per cent biodiesel, 80 percent diesel fuel know as B20.

5 per cent biodiese, 95 per cent diesel fuel known as B5.

2 per cent biodiesel, 98 percent diesel fuel known as B2.

To have an engine to run on B100 would normally entail certain engine modifications.

Most engine manufacturers have no objections to running their engines on anything up to B20.

 
   
 

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