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Old 17-01-2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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Talking Diesel on vegetable oil

Anyone got or had a diesel they run on vegetable oil?

My work are giving me a old L reg 1.9 diesel seat ibiza and although it does good MPG i remember seeing the Top gear cover on this and thought seeing as i can buy vegetable oil for 55p LTR it would make for even cheaper commuting.

From looking on the net i gather for the winter use a 10% mix but for the summer you can use a min of a 50/50 mix.

Anyone finding there skyline killing them on fuel getting a cheap diesel and running on this makes for a very cheap alternative.
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Old 17-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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Has it got a turbo? Chap I work with runs a Land Rover 90 on it but says you have more problems with a tubby on it.
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Anyone got or had a diesel they run on vegetable oil?

My work are giving me a old L reg 1.9 diesel seat ibiza and although it does good MPG i remember seeing the Top gear cover on this and thought seeing as i can buy vegetable oil for 55p LTR it would make for even cheaper commuting.

From looking on the net i gather for the winter use a 10% mix but for the summer you can use a min of a 50/50 mix.

Anyone finding there skyline killing them on fuel getting a cheap diesel and running on this makes for a very cheap alternative.
my mate works for a chippy and run's his bmw almost entirley on filtered chip fat lol
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He also buys his oil from the local chip shop because the VAT has already been paid on it, he filters the bits out using slices of white bread rammed into the bottom of a funnel
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you can now use upto 3000 litres legally in your car apparently
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Old 17-01-2008, 07:23 PM   #7
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iv been thinking about this myself on my 406 1.9td but can anyone confirm that it can be used on my runabout???
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Old 17-01-2008, 07:32 PM   #8
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my pug 306 td get 15 litres of diesal and 15 litre off morrisons veggy oil , runs like a dream but fookin stinks lol
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All the council vans at home run on that stuff. It doesn't require any modification to the engine, just a heater applied to the fuel line. And you can run up to 50/50. That's what the council fitter told me anyway, don't take it as gospel though lol
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Well I haven't ried it but know it does and will work BECAUSE !!!

Numb Nutz here put too much oil in my 306, because there was too much oil it was forced into the cylinders and well it just kept running on the governer, Pulled the keys out and it just kept going for about a minute LOL filled the street with smoke ( so much so drivers couldn't see where they were going ) I know I am a cock LMAO !!!

So If it runs on engine oil there is no reason why not on veggy oil and diesel.

I think that the reason for mixing them is to get it started better otherwise you could just run it on oil. Deisel just thins the mix and allows it to get going.
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Well I haven't ried it but know it does and will work BECAUSE !!!

Numb Nutz here put too much oil in my 306, because there was too much oil it was forced into the cylinders and well it just kept running on the governer, Pulled the keys out and it just kept going for about a minute LOL filled the street with smoke ( so much so drivers couldn't see where they were going ) I know I am a cock LMAO !!!

So If it runs on engine oil there is no reason why not on veggy oil and diesel.

I think that the reason for mixing them is to get it started better otherwise you could just run it on oil. Deisel just thins the mix and allows it to get going.
you are lucky it stopped after a minute mate, i have seen em blow them selves in loads off bits lol
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Old 17-01-2008, 08:06 PM   #12
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so have i mate, the governor normally makes no difference either, i've seen the rev counters off the scale You need to stall them, i have never seen one survive unscathed yet!!!
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right well i think i'll be off to the shops then for some veggy oil, take it its just normal old veggy oil like what ya stick in your chip pan?????? lidl's are doing 5ltr cans i think
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i found morrisons are cheapest @ 56 p a litre, dont put any used oil in at all only new.....
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i found morrisons are cheapest @ 56 p a litre, dont put any used oil in at all only new.....
i dont have them over here yet...i think
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