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Old 08-03-2013, 08:18   #1 (permalink)
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Just spotted this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Are-You-In...item5aeef4fab6

Does it work? Surely everyone would be buying them if it does.

Should I go out and corner the market in used chip shop oil

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Am not sure if that particular one will work, but you could make one for a lot less. If you are thinking of cornering the used chip fat market you are about 15 years too late. I have been running on bio fuel for many years and can tell you that YES it does work. Am off to Benidorm this afternoon with long range tanks full of bio. I should get to Andora before having to buy fuel and then on to Benidorm and back to Andora to fill up again on cheap fuel to come home. My VW golf has never had diesel in it from new and has now done over 160000 miles on bio with no problems whatsoever.
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His feedback is +ve but all sales are listed as private so you dont know if he's sold any yet

I'd be vey cautious personally !!
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There is no reason why it should not work,but why make 5 litres at a time when you could make 100 litres with the same amount of effort and work . If you are getting your used oil free, there is no reason why it should cost any more than 35p per litre to make.
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There are a few firms making similar systems on a bigger scale

http://www.yorkshiregreenfuels.co.uk/index.asp
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It will work, there are many similar systems - but you can make your own easily enough. Do it in that small an amount and you won't have time to go anywhere. There are a few chemical processes for it to go through and you end up with bio diesel and stinky soap.

You will need to keep records for tax purposes as you can only make a set amount tax free. around 5000 litres IIRC. even with tax, it is alot cheaper than diesel!! Government has tried to make it more difficult to dissuade people from doing it as they would rather you get robbed by them. Put effort in, and you can happily run on peanuts.

The effectiveness depends on your fuel pump and engine. Most BASIC engines, usually with BOSCH pumps seem to get on fairly well, others have problems and fail.

I guess alot of it is down to research and preparation - modifications such as fuel heaters may be required to warm and thin the oil. You may need other things as well.

It may pay to find out on BIO Fuel forums, and see what has been converted and how etc.

There are those that have had issues - and those that run business vehicles quite happily without issues - do your research carefully, and you can't go wrong!
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I looked into it 4 or 5 yrs ago and still keep looking The local chippy looked good for chip fat and another who I know owns one
Before I went ahead and bought the equipment I had the good fortune/forsight to enquire about the waste chip fat (fully intended to do it) only to find both places did not have any waste as such Aparently the fryers they use have filters in them so that all they do is use veg oil and clean the filters every day and top up the oil so no waste oil
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As previously mentioned it will only work safely with 'older' engines.

Here is an interesting and fairly brief article I found on 'tinternet'

http://notpetroleum.com/2010/03/07/u...-your-vehicle/
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