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Biodiesel vs Your Warranty

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Biodiesel is being treated with caution by the fuel injection equipment manufacturers and engine companies. While many support the development of alternative (non-petroleum) fuels in diesel engines, they are worried about unregulated biodiesel being used in equipment that was designed to run primarily on highly regulated #2 Diesel. A variety of source materials is used to make biodiesel, which means there are lots of undesirable finished products that could end up in your fuel tank. This is of great concern to diesel engine companies because there can be all sorts of bad stuff roaming through their equipment such as: Free...

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Cooking Oil For Fuel?

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Don't try this at home. Just a small piece of dirt can damage your fuel injectors and fuel pump. What was not tested here is long term use of cooking oil. Diesel fuel you buy at the pump as many different additives in it. If your going to play around with your generator it would be a good idea to get some better fuel filters, extra fuel injector and fuel pump. What is also not mentioned here is the viscosity of the fuel. Cooking oil will gel faster in colder weather. Many people preheat them first. Also a car can...

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Home Heating OIl for Diesel Generators

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Home Heating OIl for Diesel Generators

#1 and #2 Diesel Fuel are the primary fuel types for mobile and fixed diesel engine applications. When buying fuel, #1 is often labeled at the pump as "Premium Diesel" or with a Cetane number of 44 or 45. It is thinner and a better choice in the winter. #2 Diesel Fuel is thicker. Since it is thicker, it has more lubricating properties. Diesel #2 Fuel  will gell easier in cold weather. This makes starting harder. It can also cause rough-running. #2 Diesel is often labeled at the pump with a Cetane Number of 40 Home Heating Oil is NOT...

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Hiding Your Generator

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Hiding Your Generator

Want to hide your generator? Maybe it's for noise, or you just want to protect it. Here are some images customers shared with us and their ideas.  

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Diesel Generator Buying Guides

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Diesel Generator Buying Guides

Diesel engines work by compressing air with a piston to create heat necessary to ignite the fuel that is then directly injected into it. The hottest point is when the piston is at top dead center. Fuel injection happens at this point or slightly afterwards. The fuel bursts into flame exploding and pushing the cylinder down again. Most diesel engines are designed to work with the air density we have at 500 feet or less. For every 1000 feet in elevation the air density decreases 2.9 - 3% At 3000 feet there is up to 9% less air to compress...

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