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Old 03-01-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Correct Me on Something.... regarding biodiesel fuel...

I just heard on the news that BioDiesel fuel powered engines get 400 miles to the gallon.....

thats unpossible! don't they mean 400 miles to the tank?
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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What do you think? I mean really stop and think.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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No, 400 miles/gallon isn't a lie. Would I lie to you? Youtube rocks BTW.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:51 PM   #4
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Maybe it's at idle on the back of a tow truck.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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I just heard on the news that BioDiesel fuel powered engines get 400 miles to the gallon.....

thats unpossible! don't they mean 400 miles to the tank?
Even so that's a really dumb statement. Are tanks the same size? No. Cars and trucks can vary by 20 gallons. I don't know why they generalize like that.

What about 2l civics that already get 400 miles to the tank?
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:56 PM   #6
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They can technically get 400 miles per gallon of conventional guel used because a lot of people use regular fuel to get the engine warm, then switch to biodiesel.

Example: Drive 5 miles on regular diesel, then 100 on biodiesel. You just drive 105 miles while using maybe 1/4 gallon of diesel, and a couple gallons of biodiesel, therefore you were getting 400 miles per gallon of diesel.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:57 PM   #7
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hey... dont blame me.. that's what the hot chick on CNN told me
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They can technically get 400 miles per gallon of conventional guel used because a lot of people use regular fuel to get the engine warm, then switch to biodiesel.

Example: Drive 5 miles on regular diesel, then 100 on biodiesel. You just drive 105 miles while using maybe 1/4 gallon of diesel, and a couple gallons of biodiesel, therefore you were getting 400 miles per gallon of diesel.
Fuzzy math? yes.
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hey... dont blame me.. that's what the hot chick on CNN told me
Use your brain. Biodiesel is more or less like dino diesel when made correctly...it has a few different properties, but not enough to get 400 mpg

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They can technically get 400 miles per gallon of conventional guel used because a lot of people use regular fuel to get the engine warm, then switch to biodiesel.

Example: Drive 5 miles on regular diesel, then 100 on biodiesel. You just drive 105 miles while using maybe 1/4 gallon of diesel, and a couple gallons of biodiesel, therefore you were getting 400 miles per gallon of diesel.
Technically, thats not biodiesel. Thats just straight grease. Usually its referred to a SVO (straight vegetable oil) or WVO (waste vegetable oil). Biodiesel is produced after running grease through the transesterification process and is very much like regular diesel.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:14 PM   #10
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I just heard on the news that BioDiesel fuel powered engines get 400 miles to the gallon.....

thats unpossible! don't they mean 400 miles to the tank?

Oh sorry, we were actually looking for impossible, that's impossible.
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