Yeh, weather was quite nice, some trees started blooming in January. Today all of a sudden it became cold, hopefully that cooking oil in the 300d won't cause any problems... :)
here's some more...
Please do post it. I have read in various places that there were some
maintenance and performance problems with straight, unadulterated oil, as
opposed to oil washed chemically and treated to condition it for use as a
Good luck and good going!
I definitely will, it does not look as if anyone on the board has tried it. Even
if I damage it, the engine has about 500,000km on
it, it is about time it and the fuel system do the funky chicken :)
KJC: Of course, your warranty will be voided...if you care.
All power to you, especially if free. I mean Rudolph Diesel didn't
transesterify his peanut oil on his first running compression ignition
engine...but now that we've got direct injection at 20,000PSI I wouldn't
burn straight veggie oil in my TDI no matter how old it was.
Please help support a true biodiesel economy in order to knock away like
a flea the concept of a hydrogen economy proposed by Mr. Bush and his
cohorts. Please help biodiesel reach the pumps. This is not a political
argument -- it's about how people forget things like the Hindenberg
(sp?). It's about an infrastructure already in place ready to accept
biodiesel. The promotion of straight veggie oil only confuses the
masses unless you take the time to explain the difference between SVO
I'm trying to start up a biodiesel delivery company and I'm already
buffaloed by the number of people who think conversion is necessary.
Thank you Car and Driver for your Veggie Oil Kit article last year...but
not a word from Car and Driver about biodiesel -- even Click and Clack
knock the concept of biodiesel.
I'm sure your car will run on SVO. It's an experiment, as you said. But
for those who are looking to maintain factory warranties and home
heating maintenance agreements, and those who are not interested or
don't have the time to experiment on their new Jeep Liberty or the
school buses that move our children, let's not forget biodiesel. It's
part of the solution, THE SOLUTION to fossil fuels, while SVO in a few
vehicles is still an experiment at your cost.
Just don't forget to enthuse about biodiesel as much as SVO.
Where do you get the info on what filters, what micron size, etc., to filter
your oil? Also, do you heat your oil before running it through a filter? Do
you get the same french fry smell out the exhaust as I've witnessed? Smells
great! Better than the normal diesel odor.
You need filters of a micron size sufficient to ensure a chicken drumstick
cannot pass from the fuel tank to the injector pump.
Also, you need to install a small Bunsen burner under your auxilliary fryer
grease tank to heat the oil above the coagulation point. Be sure to light
the Bunsen burner prior to attempting start on a cold morning.
If you use used fryer oil from seafood restaurants, like Ivars, be sure to
mount an anti-cat screen around the trunk lid to ward off nocturnal attacks
from predatory felines seeking access to your auxilliary fuel tank.
Beware too, that Okra seeds and catfish spines could cause hot spots on your
pistons and cause stuck valves, so for those down South, an additional Okra
and Catfish Filter should be installed upstream of the canister fuel filter.
I'm worried about hardening of the fuel lines. Do you think its a good idea to
an annual checkup for cholesterol in the fuel pump. Though I'm not too worried
about shooting McNuggets through the injectors I must say.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.