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Run Your Car On Bio-diesel - How Much Money Can You Save?
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If you run your car on bio-diesel you probably know that by using this type of fuel you are helping to keep the environment clean. Bio fuels cost more to produce on a commercial scale than their fossil fuel derived equivalent. However this is changing, as the cost of oil climbs ever higher, and bio production becomes more efficient, so you will save money too. There are ways that you can save even more, below are 3 top tips to help you save the most money, when you decide to use bio-diesel.

1. Make your own:

By sourcing used cooking oil in your local area, from fast food restaurants etc. You can really make your own fuel. It is a safe, and a fairly simple process. By getting a good instruction manual, and following the instructions, and safety tips, you can be driving using your own home made juice in no time.

If you are really serious you can even buy a machine that automatically produces fuel from used oil. Even though these can be expensive, they will pay for themselves in cheap fuel in no time.

2. Reduced wear:

Your engine will last longer because bio-diesel has naturally occurring lubricants in it. This reduces wear on your engine. The one downside is there are also solvents in it that will eat natural rubber. This will not be a problem if your vehicle is fairly modern, as you will only find synthetic rubber made from silicone compounds in these engines. Older ones however may still contain rubber, you can replace any seals or hoses in them with their synthetic equivalent, and this is a job most DIY mechanics could complete.

3. Naturally cleans:

There are natural detergents in this kind of fuel that will keep the jets and other parts of the engine cleaner. There will be far less soot and sulfur build up, as there is no sulfur in it and it is typically low carbon too. The downside is in a low temperature environment there is a tendency for it to gel, this can cause blockages in fuel lines.

You can get around this by mixing some regular diesel with the bio stuff, or by adding an anti gelling agent, or even installing a fuel tank warmer to pre heat the fuel.

As you can see if you run your car on bio-diesel, not only can you do your bit for the planet, you can save a bit of cash too. Welcome back to affordable guilt free motoring.

Make your own bio-diesel:

Did you know you can save money by producing your own bio fuel at home. For comprehensive instructions visit this make bio-diesel website at www.how-to-make-biodiesel-today.blogspot.com/.


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