Running diesels on veg oil

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  1. Diabalo

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    Has anyone converted their diesel engines to run on veggie oil. I have been looking at this site and it looks like a good idea on the face of it.
     
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    Veggy Diesels

    We were stand-in managers of a private site at Saltash where a taxi driver, with a seasonal pitch on site, had a converted mercedes taxi. You could hear it coming from a mile away and it smelled of fish and chips! No kidding!

    The chap had a contract with the local 'distiller' of used oils and reckoned he paid about half price and got similar mpg but it did smell awful - unless you were hungry.

    Dick
     
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    I think you need to ask?

    Hi ask "if" all engines can be done ie cdi,i no the old engines like tdi,td are ok my mate as rover 400td with 160.000 miles all ok.john
     
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    wouldnt risk trying it on the newer generations of diesal engine like are fitted in our fiat or peugeot M/Hs. Older simpler diesals run fine on it.
     
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    Our td5 runs great on a mixture of 30 diesel to 20 veg oil and it runs better than ever.

    Betty
     
  6. baloothebear

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    It depends on what fuel injector pump you have.
    Generally the Bosch pumps are OK but don't try it on a Lucas - CAV pump

    Have a look at this http://sbmcc.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=19553&hl=veg+oil. There is a good discussion on there about this by people who are actually using the stuff: There is even a link to a company that will convert Lucas-CAV pumps!
     
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    Baloothebear,

    Interesting comments on that site, but two thoughts come to mind.
    1. TVO ( Tractor Vaporising Oil ) Petrol & Central Heating Oil can be mixed together to make a fuel, but you must have a licence from Customs & Excise.
    2. For a few years we have not had a really hard frost. Diesel has problems waxing in really hard frost, I would have expected Cooking Oil to have been worse, but I would not like to be the first to find out.
     
  8. Diabalo

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    That's why it is heated prior to mixing and injecting
     
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    Hi folks
    Do you mix anything into the veg-oil prior to use or just bung-it-in?
    Fancy the idea of cutting the fuel bills for our pajero :thumb:

    regards...nige
     
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    Hi Nigel no we just bung it in at the mo but my hubbys lookin to make bio diesel.
    Betty
     
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    I knew someone who used to run his diesel on heating oil:Eeek:
     
  12. Diabalo

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    Follow my initial link for all the info Nige
     
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    hi :Sad: i just show all the talk off veg oil in motors means that derv is getting a bit dear to say the least:RollEyes: we have had talk allready about a fuel protest coming the haulers are getting a bit miffed with such rises a company i deliver to with 90000 a week are paying a xtra 9000 a week in just two months:Doh: someone is coining it
    and its not the fuel distrubuters ....... mr darling:Angry:....... allready seen a pump at

    1.08.99 for derv:RollEyes:

    HAS FOR USING kerozene [heating oil ] i wouldnt do it would burn
    your lift pump o rings without a lubricant but it would be all right mixed,.. but dont forget customs duty

    RAY
     
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    Diablo,

    Just intrigued how you get it out of the tank outlet in the first place, as this is normally the coldest spot in the line.
     
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    Thanks for the info folks, i went to the pajero owners website and some are using
    50/50 straight veg oil and others are using 100% bio-diesel with no ill effects.
    Think we'll go the 50/50 route for now :thumb: cos to be honest i'm not to certain
    of my own ability to produce bio-derv :Doh:
    Looks a bit complicated from what i'm reading :Doh:
    I'll let you know if anything happens :thumb:

    regards....nige
     
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