Sunday, June 25, 2006

Energy Fair

I just got back from the Midwest Renewable Enegy Association (MREA) Energy Fair. What fun! I had numerous comments on SoDak (Volvo diesels are not that common as you all know). I just wanted to share what a joy it is to drive this car on th freeway. The only car better was my old 1987 SAAB 900T. The turbo is your friend when passing on the highway :) It was very much a Biodiesel/Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) event. I learned some new things, like Elsbett makes a single tank WVO conversion. Interesting... I tried to run my camp stove on biodiesel- Had done it twice before- with a different batch- and it was a miserable failure. There must be some variation in bio batches, something that doesn't make me all that comfortable...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Power Power Power! (and a fix)

Removing that accelerator thing was amazing. SoDak now snaps my neck in all 4 gears when the auto tranny shifts. Sheesh! I disassembled, cleaned and reassembled injector #1 and found my leak still there!?! Turns out that the little rubber cap on the fuel return line had a crack in it and that was what was leaking. Oh well, it's fixed at least. Happy motoring again...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Number One... Number One... Number One

Injector number 1 started leaking. I'll need to take the injector apart, check things out and retorque the halves together. Fun, fun, fun.

I also have been plagued by this stupit accelerator pedal stop that's mounted in an adjustable screw mechanism. It provides some sort of resistance where it 's harder to push the pedal below the stop. Anyway, it's a pain and the car would be better off without it. I've screwed it all the way in so it doesn't interfere with my life anymore.