From: Graham Moore
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 1:21 PM
Subject: Attn: Tony Deamer
My name is Graham and I am a Brit living on an island in the gulf of
thailand called koh Phangan. The island is rich in coconut trees and all
the local pick up buses and minivans are diesel.
Like you i see the opportunity to develop an 'island fuel' for koh
phangan and also koh samui, which is bigger and has even more trees.
In addition we are paying at least a 20% premium on diesel which is
ferried from the mainland.
I am at an early stage in development here, working with the local
co-operative to product more oil on the island.
I am interested in your experience with Toyota 3 litre Vigo pick up
trucks, current model. I have 2 of these and want to use them as my
Also am interested in your filtering process, if that is information you
want to divulge.
Hope to hear from you
I can't Say I know for the Vigo Model 3.0Lt. model But if it has Common
rail Injection I would be careful about it and make sure all filters
are in place and that the Diesel CNO Ration or Kero CNO ratio is such
to keep the viscosity close to the Diesel one I have know Idea on
how the Computer is set up to handle higher viscosity fuels on these
units So I have not take the chance as yet as the injectors cost a
bout $1,500 each and are not serviceable at all so if one blocks up 6
then it is an expensive problem I am not saying they will block up
Just that if they did I could not afford a new set !!
I am afraid I have not given CNO any of my time in 2007 So I may have
fallen behind in what is going on Otters are continuing with the Work
in Vila Heating the oil and then centrifuging it @ 15,000.RPM's. They
claim they get a separation of the Fatty acids and solids and the oil
is cleaner so will pass through a the 3 micron filters, if this is the
case then only the question of how the much higher pressures in the
common rail system will effect the CNO and the CNO's effect on the
injectors still remains to be answered and I think it need a mush more
Scientific appraisal than was required with the older rotary pumps
and injectors in the Toyota "3L" 2.8 Lt and "2L" 2.5 Lt engines Etc !
Sorry if I have not been much help
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