Idling on VO

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Idling on VO

Postby grimey » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:19 am

is it bad to idle for extended periods while on veggie oil
If yes , how come?

Im thinking for between 15-30 mins? or more i guess.

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Re: Idling on VO

Postby SunWizard » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:52 am

Yes because the combustion chamber temp drops, which leads to deposits forming everywhere. When deposits get on the cylinder walls, then get into the ring grooves it makes them stick. You can read up on it since on diesel its not a good idea, but its worse on WVO due to higher temps needed for a clean burn.
See:
http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/yard/ProfessorDiesel/idling_diesel_engines/
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Re: Idling on VO

Postby grimey » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:49 pm

what about if i had a high idle option? would that make it ok?
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Re: Idling on VO

Postby SunWizard » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:23 am

grimey wrote:what about if i had a high idle option? would that make it ok?

That helps but its still not OK. Best to shut it off.
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