vegetable oil or diesel

has anyone tried using veg oils instead of derv how's it working any probs bar how to pay the goverment the lost fuel tax

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I know someone who uses veggie regularly, car runs a treat but smells a bit funny! Cold mornings can be a struggle, but adding a pint or two of diesel now and again keeps things runny.
Paying the government? *ahem* yes, paying the government - that can be done at your local customs and excise office. details can be obtained, presumably from www.gov.uk.
Things get even cheaper if you can get hold of pre-used oil (and your car will smell different depending on the restaurant!) rather than new.
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Yep, In Germany it's called 'biodiesel', in holland 'raapolie'. It does not stink and is better for the envoironment and also your hands.
No problem if your engine accepts it according to the DIN 51??? standard. My Audi 1.9tdi had full performance and smelled much better, no sulfic.
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Some time ago I did read about it in the newspaper, a company in Germany makes a little change to the engine, so the veg oil runs better in the Engine. These modifications are somthing like and extra filter and a system to pre-heat the veg oil, so it gets thinner, so it flows better through the fuel lines and injectors. But they were honest about the HDI engines of PSA, these engines are at the moment too difficult to make the modifications.
Most likely you will smell somthing like fried chips if you are driving behind a diesel car on veg-oil. I wonder what the smell would be if you use those wok oils, for making Chinese food? Olive oil with Garlic extract would smell fantastic :-))
Anyway, due to the loss of tax for the government, it is actually not allowed. If the police or customes catch you, you really have a big problem.
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That is not strictly true - using veggie oil is perfectly legal so long as you fill in the appropriate forms available from your local C&E office and hand them a cheque for the tax every so often.
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