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View Poll Results: Would a GTG June 7th or 8th work for everyone?
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Old March 19th, 2008, 11:13   #46
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Hal9000:

Nope the fertilizer plant shut down a couple of years ago.. "it was bad" doesn't do it justice!!!!! The buildings are still there, but the smell is gone, thankfully.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 11:14   #47
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I would also be interested in an Indy GTG. I'm from Reelsville, 45 miles west of Indy. Please email when plans this gets arranged.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 13:34   #48
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HAL- the b-20 is about 4.20/gal. at least it was when I filled up a couple days ago.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 19:59   #49
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HAL- the b-20 is about 4.20/gal. at least it was when I filled up a couple days ago.
Damn! That's more than Speedway, and they seem to be the highest around. At least at the co-op it's high cetane fuel with good bio. I'll probably swing up Thursday night after work and fill up.

Thanks D!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 20:03   #50
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Nope the fertilizer plant shut down a couple of years ago.. "it was bad" doesn't do it justice!!!!! The buildings are still there, but the smell is gone, thankfully.
That's good! I don't know how people could live around that. I'd drive past there on a hot summer day and I'd swear I could taste it for miles, it was that thick!
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Old March 19th, 2008, 20:09   #51
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Thanks for the info, I bought my 06 Jetta there. I was thinking the price they wanted was high on oil, I will have to check with them again.
Sure thing! We've purchased several VWs from them. I'd buy the oil for my wife's '04 Jetta from them and I don't think I ever paid more than $6.25 per liter. I think that's pretty much in line with most places. She sold her PD a few months ago so I probably haven't priced any of their oil for about six months.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 18:00   #52
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HAL- the b-20 is about 4.20/gal. at least it was when I filled up a couple days ago.
I'm looking into buying syndiesel (synthetic diesel, 63 cetane).
The 55 gallon drum is $225 ($4.09/gallon, about the same as B20) EXCEPT
the freight charge is probably a killer - particularly, shipping to a residence.
Wish I had a business and loading dock! Will try and call tomorrow
to get a quote on freight. Was doing this today but got side-tracked.
I imagine the price per gallon will (likely) double once freight is
factored in.

http://www.hiperfuels.com/catalog.as...n&DeptID=81049

I wish the Co-op would buy some syndiesel by the tanker!


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Old March 20th, 2008, 18:32   #53
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FYI: Good posts on Fuel & Lubes regarding SynDiesel.

DBW has a good idea for shipping SynDiesel drums.

Would Indy folks be game to setting up a GB to get
a pallet (or two or three) of 55-gallon drums shipped to
Indy?

To me, the real problem is getting the stuff home -- let's see:
I could drive the Deere tractor (with the loader attached) over to
...nope! No tractors allowed on I-465, etc. Don't have a trailer.

Could always rent a cargo van....

Just a thought.


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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:46   #54
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Sure thing! We've purchased several VWs from them. I'd buy the oil for my wife's '04 Jetta from them and I don't think I ever paid more than $6.25 per liter. I think that's pretty much in line with most places. She sold her PD a few months ago so I probably haven't priced any of their oil for about six months.
Wow, I will have to call them and ask that is a lot lower then I was thinking.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:49   #55
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If Indy ever does do that GTG I could explain the process of making biodiesel as I have been making my own for 4 years.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:30   #56
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microracer- I would be interested in talking to you about making bio. I know of another nearby also (vegbug) he's been experimenting in small batches. Maybe I just need to step up and start organizing something. It sounds like there are lots of us that want to GTG, but nobody wants to organize!
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 08:41   #57
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All right, everyone throw in 2 cents worth of what days might work, let's see if there is any kind of consensus here... Personally, any night of the week is cool with me, and Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Suggestions for things to do? Places to go? BBQ in a park somewhere? You tell me!
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Old March 24th, 2008, 07:48   #58
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Dcell

I have ask this same question, I was not getting any response. I would say a first meeting we do a Meet and greet. I would think a resturant somewhere central to everyone.

My shcedule looks like this at the moment Wed. and Fri. nights after 7pm and Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Mirco- I would love to hear more about BioD, a buddy and me were going to do the whole BioD thing but it fell thru, let's hope we can get some more people to chime in.

Come on Indy TDI'ers let's get this thing rolling.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 15:56   #59
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The only way to get GTG's going (dinner or working ones) is for someone to pick a date along with a time/location that hopefully works for most local people. For the Michiana dinner GTG's I organize I went with second Monday of each month at 6:30pm as that has least conflict with other activities for all of us. Personally I'd like an earlier start time but most attendees want 6:30pm so I go with the flow there. So DCELL or whoever else wants to get Indy area TDI'ers together pick a date/time/location to get things started. You can always adjust things to suit the majority - the Michiana GTG's were originally along the Grape/Main shopping corridor but that was out of the way for most attendees so we now either meet on south side of South Bend or in Plymouth which is more central.

I am not anti-Indy area but as nothing seems to happen down there GTG-wise have no reason I come down thus far. I actually find it strange there is a lack of TDI GTG's around Indy as there are far more TDI'ers down there then in the Michiana (South Bend) area going by posts I see on the forums! I wish you guys luck on getting at least a dinner GTG going which hopefully leads to working GTG's. Please follow thru with this so I can make a trip south for a change!
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Old March 25th, 2008, 08:15   #60
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CoolWht- Thanks for the advice.


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