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Old 08-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

Where are you getting your methanol from and how much are you paying ?

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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

Race tracks or local racing shops. I have no clue as to $/g. You'll probablly get a better price in 55g drum.
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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

Yep, racing fuel supply places have it at the pump. Paid $2.80 gallon last time.
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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

Most chemical supply houses and petroleum jobbers have it also. LAst I got was 2.45.
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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

Yeah on the race track suppliers. Last I got last week was $1.64/gallon for 55 gallons.

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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

You guys feel safe keeping 55 gals of that stuff around?
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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

I keep 5 drums at a time in my shop, no worries. to not leave the drum open as it will absorb moisture from the air. I give 100 a drum but I have to buy 4 at a time to do it. They usually want an empty drum for exchange or they will charge for it. I use it in my drag cars so I have no clue as to making fuel with it. Makes good consistant power though.
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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

What ? are you guys mixing this with Deisel or what?
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Re: Methanol: where and how much per gallon ?

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What ? are you guys mixing this with Deisel or what?

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ABSOLUTLY NOT! Its used for making biodiesel with waste or virgin vegetable oil. Use of straight methanol with #2 diesel will destroy your high pressure injectors.

Methanol is the reactant for making bio diesel. Lye is the catalyst.

Mix the lye & methanol together, you have methoxide, which is used to form cetane molecules & precipitate out the Free Fatty Acids as glycerol. After wahing & drying, you have B-100 biodiesel.
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Also blend with water for use as a fuel/cooling aid when injected in to the intake.
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