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Best Fuel mileage? conversions? greasegypsy 5-17-04  
Just wondering if anyone on this forum is discussing fully converting a school bus, to increase or rather decrease the fuel costs of operation?

I have converted two internationals, 6.9 litre diesel motor, to run on straight USED vegetable oil.
Grease, from the local dumpster outside a chinese restaurant.

See pics and some basic info at

I am currently looking at new projects, converting a couple of VW's to grease, and using them to pull my Boler trailer.
I intend on selling my half converted bus.
The motor has been fully converted for using Veggie oil, but the motor has nearly 400,000kms and is in desperate need of a rebuild. low compression.
Burning oil.

The inside is converted to queen bed and couch, porta potti, solar power panels and batteries, and pumps and filters for filling with veggie oil.

I am taking offers on this bus, but be clear, the motor needs work. Easy enough to find a cheap 6.9 diesel to replace, or rebuild it.

I spent a total of $110 to drive the last 50,000kms.
Lets see if anyone on these boards can match that gas mileage.
Re: Best Fuel mileage? conversions? wrench 5-22-04  
May be you should add the cost of a rebuilt engine to be honest, as the fuel injection pump on those is lubricated by the fuel & you had no lubrification with veg oil( same apply to heating oil). Bragging at the start line is one, but watch the finish line!
Re: Best Fuel mileage? conversions? brian 12-14-04  
I am interested in just such a bus! It would help me a lot since I wanted to convert the engine anyway to veggie oil. Where is the bus now? Do you have an idea of the cost for a new(used) engine?
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