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|I heard about a school bus that was converted to run on used fast food frying oil. Does anybody konw how to do this, or other fossil fuel alternitives? Thanks|
|Re: natural fuels||homeschool||4-1-04|
|You can run a diesel engine on biodiesel fuel no problem. From what i've read, making biodiesel is more expensive than buyiny petro-diesel. As far as running your diesel on straight vegetable oil, i've heard about all kinds of projects, but im yet to see a engine that has run for 20k and not need to be rebuilt. so if you find out more, i'm interested in that too so drop me an email. thanks|
|Re: natural fuels||LonePilot||4-4-04|
|Re: natural fuels||dave||4-15-04|
|Homeschool: Why do they need to be rebuilt after 20K? I've never heard that the SVO was harder on engines than petrodiesel. Please share.|
|Re: natural fuels||John||4-25-04|
|There are many websites explaining the use of waste vegetable oil as a fuel in diesel engines, and several people selling the equipment to use it. |
In a nutshell, WVO has to be extremely well filtered, and heated to a temperature where it will flow like diesel. An important difference is that the engine needs to be started on regular diesel and it needs to be run on regular diesel to flush it out before turning off the engine to clean out the fuel lines and injectors. WVO needs a separate fuel tank and heated fuel lines.
Bio Diesel is an ester made from vegetable oil which acts and burns virtually the same as commercial diesel oil, but it has a detergent effect on the engine and fuel lines and is why some people add a percentage to their regular diesel tank.
Some people call WVO "greasel".