RE: Question about Biodiesel
I bought a Ford Escort 1600 diesel in England (UK)for forty pounds ($80) when I was out of work. It help that I could go for job interviews. Because diesel in England was one pound per litre ( $7.20 gallon) and unemployment was fifty pounds per week I had to be thrifty. I found a bloke who had a burger van and left all his oil for the bin men. I filtered it through a J cloth and put it into the Escort fuel tank. I got it up to about 60/40 (used veg oil/diesel) before it was too thick to go through the pump. The carsmelled like a mobile fish and chip shop ! Later I mixed the filteredoil with custic soda etc, this thins the oil to a diesel strengh. It ran fine for two years, I got a job and sold the car for fifty pounds ! Two things I will mention,veggie oil cleans everything, fuel tank, fuel lines and throws it into your fuel filter. I always carry a spare and change every oil change. Second, veggie oil will affect any rubber it comes into contact with, my Escort started to weep around the injectors, the price I paid for the car I didn`t care. My car had a Lucas fuel pump which needs lube from the diesel, veg oil would affect that although in two years of bunging veg oil through it, nothing happened ? The Bosch pump for the Escort is sealed so was not affected, shame mine had the Lucas. I think I got a little less mpg but being poor I never thrashed and still got 50mpg.