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Old 01-21-2008, 01:48 AM
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I've never run it in my Ram. I'd be interrested in running it in something other than my daily driver. Right now it seems a little tooproblematic, or at least have the potential to be.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:15 PM
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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.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:04 AM
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i run straight vegtable oil in mine and start/ stop with homemade diesel (bio-diesel) i have not had any problems except paying $3.49 a gallon when i was away from the house...
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:05 AM
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How many miles have you done running on straight veg oil ? When I put it in my 1986 Ford Escort 1.6 It would stop after more than a 60/40 mix (veg oil/diesel), I could drive at about 30mph if I had to get somewhere. Also newer vehicals have modified rubber/plastic in the fuel pipe connections etc. This should stop leaking caused by veg oil.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:32 AM
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Also newer vehicals have modified rubber/plastic in the fuel pipe connections etc. This should stop leaking caused by veg oil.
Rubber parts in the fuel line should not be an issue on any vehicle made after 1996. They were required in the US after 1996 to use vitron instead of rubber so that they would be compatible with alcohol blended fuels.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:38 PM
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How many miles have you done running on straight veg oil ? When I put it in my 1986 Ford Escort 1.6 It would stop after more than a 60/40 mix (veg oil/diesel), I could drive at about 30mph if I had to get somewhere. Also newer vehicals have modified rubber/plastic in the fuel pipe connections etc. This should stop leaking caused by veg oil.
i get a little better on the hi-way around 30 (give or take) on stock injectors... i just finnished putting 75 hp injectors in so i still have to figure that mpg out

the city was about the same as pump diesel.. i guess i need to keep my foot out of the pedal and see what that mpg is

as cowboy bob said about the rubber i dont have any leaks and havent had any in the past except once when i didnt tighten my fuel filter all the way..... oops!!
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:34 PM
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i have been seriously doing some research on bio-diesel and i am about to start making my own processor.
Wish me luck!
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:02 AM
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Good luck with that. I am doing alright with the wvo and pump mixed now that I am gaining experience.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:34 PM
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i have been seriously doing some research on bio-diesel and i am about to start making my own processor.
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I'd find your oil source first. It is near impossible these days to find anyone that will let you have their WVO. Luckily I did not waste money and build my processor 2 years ago. I have been searching about that long for a source of waste oil.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:52 PM
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The source for my filtered wvo jsut raised his price from $1.50 to $2.00 per gallon. I think this will be the end of wvo in Diablo unless I can find my own source. I have a little more then 120 mile round trip to pick it up. more fuel filters and harder start ups. I would have to buy a huge bulk to make up for it at the new price, it was only slightly beneficial before.
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