Hi ladies and gentlemen. Allow me to introduce myself to you. I'm Arnie, kinda like Arnold Schwarty just I'm not from Austria, born in Alaska and raised in Canada. Proud to be associated with both countries and the Cummins Forum.
As you can see I'm a newbie but also a Cummins driver and Bio Diesel user. I want to begin a discussion with those that are interested in learning about BD and what we can learn together. I am not an expert just a family man that loves his God, wife, kids and a whole lot of other things in this life which includes BD and "the dodge".
We just brewed our first batch for 2009 (300 gallons 1200 litres) of BD two weeks ago and am currently running 97-99 % BD. Last night I changed the fuel filter as the truck was starving for fuel. My experience with diesel engines in general, is the ability to filter our fuel is more important than in gas engines. I have had several challenges with dirty fuel in the past and so one of my concerns is the fuel filtering process.
I found a double filter system yesterday at my neighbours and so one of the things I want to do is install an after market fuel filter system that has more capacity (as in number of litres filtered before the fuel filters clog up). I find that the factory system all though quite easy to change and easily accessible is not capable of filtering to the two micron stage that I would like to be at.
Here we are a the beginning and who knows where we will end up but please join in the journey. I welcome your comments and questions and look forward to where we are going. Cheers. Arnie