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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:16 PM
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Diesel snake oil or not?

http://www.dieselsecret.com/index.html

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Old December 13th, 2007, 12:25 AM
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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the only thing you really need to make vegetable oil into fuel is to pour it in the tank. Not that I'd recommend it.

beware that anything rubber will go to hell in short order.....like the trucks I keep getting in the shop that are bying pump biodiseasel and having fuel line issues. Some standard fuel lines / returns don't like it.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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the only thing you really need to make vegetable oil into fuel is to pour it in the tank.
Not really.

SVO (Straight vegetable oil) has too high a viscosity to be used unheated. In addition, the esters within the oil will cause coke formation in the engine when it is cold.

Telling people that you can just pour it in as a fuel is not a good idea.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Matt, was being slightly sarcastic. He only pours it straight in during the summer time.

The rest of the year, he just puts cans of soy beans in the tank.

KB, c'mon. It is not even April 1st and you are posting things like that...
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Old December 14th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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[QUOTE=Red90 Telling people that you can just pour it in as a fuel is not a good idea.[/QUOTE]

actually...if one reads fully.....I did not recommend it.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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actually...if one reads fully.....I did not recommend it.
Sort of....

And I realise you were being sarcastic.

The problem is that somebody else coming on here reads your post which says "the only thing you really need to make vegetable oil into fuel is to pour it in the tank." and thinks that Matt Browne (a Rover expert) says that is all I need, so let's do it......

Running SVO without any other changes WILL destroy your injection pump and your engine.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 11:47 AM
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There's an article about this in the latest LRM
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Vegetable Oil

You can not safely run vegetable oil (as opposed to biodiesel) in a 300Tdi without heating it on the vehicle. Diesel Secret Energy is widely regarded as a scam.

Check out the PlantDrive 'site if you want to do it right, and I've got 30+ dealers in the US, inc. Jim Pendy in Kansas (for a good time, call.......

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