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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Vegetable Oil Conversion

For those of us who realize the need for sustainable, eco-friendly practices...

Has anyone ever heard of a defender 90 that was converted to run on Waste or Recycled Vegetable Oil?

I think it would be a very cool initiative and heard of a company called LoveCraftBiofuels.com that does so. I've never heard of a converted Defender however.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Here are a couple
http://www.roverhybrids.com/VA_4BT_D90.html
http://www.roverhybrids.com/Land_Rover_300tdi.html
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Old April 10th, 2008, 09:16 PM
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i think the most eco-friendly thing to do would be to get something more fuel efficient than a D90, but it is a cool initiative. My uncle runs his Jetta TDI on vegetable oil; for him, it hasn't been a trouble free experience (i'm no vegetable oil expert but he's had problems with his filter clogging?), but he's still happy with it. I'm surprised RoverHybrids hasn't gotten more publicity off of that conversion.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 04:18 AM
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50% veg oil 50% fossil works fine with no modifications
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Old April 11th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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I have done tons of reasearch on this for my own trucks. The thing I don't like about the lovecraft kit is if you get a bad batch of oil you can't simply flip a switch and go back to diesel. Just my .02.

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Old April 11th, 2008, 08:32 AM
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Propane!

I'll be running switchable EFI unleaded / propane in the V8 when my build is done. I personally think propane is the best eco-alternative, but admittedly not the most practical in the US.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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There was one featured in LRO last year in the UK. Can't remember which month.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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I am installing Plantdrive systems. But it is an involved process.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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I'd love to know more as well,especially from those Tdi-propelled

Here's another link I just came across from another BB
http://www.dieselveg.com/veg_oil_kit_12v08mm_WT01HE.htm
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I have driven a couple trucks on this system it works well.
http://www.greasecar.com/

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Old April 11th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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Shane Ballensky of Rover Hybrids <http://www.roverhybrids.com/> does great work and is very helpful over the phone if you want to pick his brain re. SVO/WVO conversions . . .
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Old April 11th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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Ride your bike! Seriously. I have lost 10 pounds and love blowing by rush hour traffic. Plan on riding all winter as well. I actually look forward to the commute.

Then run premium in the D-90 when you occiassionally need to fill it.

Your fit and happy and so is the 90. Eco friendly as well.

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Old April 11th, 2008, 02:52 PM
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Thats real cool Eric - Mickeys got no legs.



























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Quote:
Originally Posted by brn24whl
I have driven a couple trucks on this system it works well.
http://www.greasecar.com/

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I will put a 2nd vote for the greasecar system. I have some friends who helped with the development, and Justin is a great guy.
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Look no further. Shane Ballensky, of Rover Hybrids, built this one for me to use on The Vanishing America Project:

http://www.internetsoftworks.com/van...log.asp?bid=42

More images at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9846236...7622714405068/

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Look no further. Shane Ballensky, of Rover Hybrids, built this one for me to use on The Vanishing America Project:

http://www.internetsoftworks.com/van...log.asp?bid=42

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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Check out the Pangaea Bio Defender 110. Looks slick.

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All they did was build it from "recycled parts" and run it on biodiesel? Then heck, my 90 is now called "Project: Bio Yellow" and I'm taking it to SEMA next year. I'll even minimize my VOC impact by not repainting it.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:40 AM
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Interesting article on Sonex piston technology, claiming that the pistons can enable a gas efi engine to run on diesel, or heavy fuels or gas. http://www.energyvortex.com/pages/he...1839&archive=1
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"Bio Bonatti Defender 110 was named as one of the Top 5 Sexy Alternative Fuel Cars at the show"

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