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743 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by KikiPeepers

Would you be willing to purchase a car that runs on the new clean diesel?


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15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 10:09:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it's cheap.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 12:51:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
How clean is this "clean diesel" fuel? Regular diesel is very dirty burning...
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 1:11:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would depend on how much it costs.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 1:58:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/20/2006 12:51:57 PM CowDung wrote:
How clean is this "clean diesel" fuel? Regular diesel is very dirty burning...

It's pretty clean, I read about a month ago this article about all these new engines and the pros and cons for them, and if I remember correctly this diesel doesn't improve your gas mileage but it has very low emissions. I might be remembering something else though so look at this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biodiesel

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 2:13:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd like to see the trucking companies and railroads try it out for a few years before the general public. They already run diesels so it wouldn't be all that expensive to make the switch (except for the cost of the fuel itself).

Once the technology has proven itself reliable, costs have come down, and it becomes readily available at every gas station, the public will be more apt to accept it for their own use.

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/20/06 - 6:10:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah that's the problem with it now, and a lot of alternative cars that are out but not taking off - they don't have any gas stations with the ethanol or biodiesel or even ethanol/gas hybrids. I wish I could remember where I read the article about all the new engines out now, they were really interesting. But yeah without gas stations catching on people won't buy the cars.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/25/06 - 1:58:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. Pointless having a car in london.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/25/06 - 2:09:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I would definitely consider it, and I would use Biodiesel.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/17/06 - 12:39:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/20/2006 2:13:28 PM CowDung wrote:
I'd like to see the trucking companies and railroads try it out for a few years before the general public.

Buses and some cars already have it here. So far so good.

A compact car running on clean diesel will cost you less to run it than an hybrid car.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/17/06 - 1:01:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I want Arnold's specially designed hydrogen driven Hummer H1!
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 12/17/06 - 5:22:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
If the 'new clean diesel' mentioned is a reference to biodiesel, most current diesel engines can run on it with little or no adjustment (sometimes they need better fuel filters and/or pumps); you can also mix it in with regular diesel to some extent and use it as normal.

If, on the other hand, it's about ultra-low sulfur diesel, there's no change needed: it's plain old diesel, with lower sulfur emissions in the exhaust.

Either way, I'd go for it: cleaner and hopefully cheaper to use - as long as you can get a decent car using it, why not?!

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/16/07 - 1:39:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pfft, I'd drive a semi on dirty diesel if I could afford it. In fact I wonder how well whale oil combusts.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/19/07 - 5:52:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, I'm happy with the reliable car I have now.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 4/8/07 - 8:04:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it was cheap and fairly efficient, sure.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/27/09 - 10:05:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
They never figured this out in the testing stages?

Biodiesel Congeals, School Buses Stall
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/27/09 - 10:36:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/27/09 - 10:05:58 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
They never figured this out in the testing stages? [link]


"We found that whatever was plugging the filters was not biodiesel, but a substance found in petroleum,” the brief report states."





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