Want to Convert 1997 300D to Waste Vegetable Oil

I would like to convert my 1997 300D to run on WVO. Has anyone done it themselves and if so, what is a good resource for guidance and parts?
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dont know much about this either but, as i understand it, you have to start the engine with dino or bio and then , once it's running, switch over to just wvo.

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Is this a 1997 300D or 1977 300D? If it's a 1997 you best find out if your fuel system can handle wvo.
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They can handle it... just the CDI engine requires specialist to install it for you.
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I've seen a few websites (vendors) on the topic such as www.greasel.com (they don't answer their phone) and www.greasecar.com. The kits seem to be running around $1000 and installation by a mechanic running about $1000 U.S.D. I was wondering if the conversion can be done in pieces rather than having to buy a kit and hiring a mechanic.

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You can make your own kit...it would be cheaper. You just need to know the mechanic of the system to properly install them.
Mechanic charges around $500 or so to install... not $1000. It is not that complicated to install them.
I like this system... it will automatically switch over to WVO when it reaches certain temperature.
http://www.frybrid.com/kit.htm
They also have a forum where people tells how they build their own kit... it is in the "Hack It" part of forum,
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I wouldn't do any hacking with a '97, '77 yes,
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Thanks for the site. It was very informative and helpful. Did you convert your own MB diesel?

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Not yet... need to save up money to do so.
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Well I think that I will be converting the main tank to veg oil and having the secondary tank (5 gallons) in the trunk to start and purge with diesel. I'll start a diary when I actually get going on this project, perhaps in the next 30 days. Wish me luck!

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Good luck and let me know how it comes out.
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please let me know how this worked, i may convert my trusty 87 300td to wvo also
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Well I think that I will be converting the main tank to veg oil and having the secondary tank (5 gallons) in the trunk to start and purge with diesel. I'll start a diary when I actually get going on this project, perhaps in the next 30 days. Wish me luck!

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Yeah the price of saving money is a tad high. I know people that just add the waste oil to their tanks ands be done with it.
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Well it does come down to investment and reward. It seems at first, you have to put about $1000 into the car and driving what I normally drive, my return on investment would take about 5-6 months of driving on WVO.
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I've seen a few websites (vendors) on the topic such as www.greasel.com (they don't answer their phone) and www.greasecar.com. The kits seem to be running around $1000 and installation by a mechanic running about $1000 U.S.D. I was wondering if the conversion can be done in pieces rather than having to buy a kit and hiring a mechanic.

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