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veg oil and my new toy (help)

 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: veg oil and my new toy (help) Reply with quote

hello all
i have just got a lwb 1989-1990 mitsu shogun its a 2.5 TD with an inter-cooler
now I'm new to the derv thing so i want to know if it will run on veg oil or not if it will is there any thing that i need to change and last but not least what type of oil will i need new/old etc and is there any thing that needs doing to the oil before i use it

thanks in advance for your help in my quest for cheap motoring and world domination the people that are most useful will be given gold coins and land

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be ok on a blend of 40% veg 60% Diesel, possibly adding 5% unleaded if it still too thick....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Nat gold coins in the post will sort land asap Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're thinking of using used vegetable oil, it would be best to filter it before using it. If you're not keen on getting a proper filtration system then, even using an old pair of jeans, tying a knot in the end of the leg and gravity filtering the used oil through the jeans is better than nothing. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't use stretchy jeans tho.

The rubber in them goes really weird! Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah that's cool so just normal used veg oil filtered a few times so its nice and clean will be fine to use

what about fuel pumps and filter are there any parts that will need changing in order for it to run sweet

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a SEARCH on here for ALL the info you'll ever need.

http://www.vegetableoildiesel.co.uk/forum/index.php

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

top site Nat thanks mate lots more gold coins on the way
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted a fuel heater to my Disco 300tdi which reduces the viscosity of the veg oil.I ran my pug 406 on a veg/derv mix with a heater for 2 years without any problems.

I've included a picture of the heater from my old pug !
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disco71 wrote:
I fitted a fuel heater to my Disco 300tdi which reduces the viscosity of the veg oil.I ran my pug 406 on a veg/derv mix with a heater for 2 years without any problems.

I've included a picture of the heater from my old pug !


Do you think that that heats the fuel going into the IP at all Disco71?

The problem with veg is the damage is done when starting from cold, Cold thick veg doesn't spray from the injectors properly, this is hitting cold pistons, valves and cylinder walls and sticking to them, gumming up your piston rings.....

Incedntally I have one of these electric fuel heaters here if anyone would like to try it, Pay postage and its yours!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I hear what you are saying an injector pump full of cold veg oil is not good.The heater gets very hot quickly and the extra filter i fitted after it gets hot so yes it does warm up the oil.
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