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Thread: running on cooking oil

  1. #31
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    I bought 20 ltrs of new 'cooking' oil for $10 at the markets a few years ago, went straight into the td5 tank while it was running warm. Didn't even know it was there, ran perfectly.

    I went back to the same market the next week hoping to buy more but they had sold it all.

    All the time I owned my d2 I was always looking for cheap cooking oil , sometimes I could buy small bottles cheap.

    the td5 would run on nearly any combustible fluid as long as it was clean and low viscosity.

    If I got onto a batch of used cooking oil I'd filter it through several of those green cotton shopping bags, several being the number required to see no staining in the bottom, then I'd use it at around 2:1 with diesel.

  2. #32
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    I have a customer who runs his 1986 Mercedes Benz 300D on used cooking oil. He initially started with a twin tank system that started on diesel, then switched over, but now puts it straight in the fuel tank.
    I am forever replacing fuel filters for him, as he must be a bit lazy / complacent when it comes to filtering the oil. So much so that his maintenance costs would have bought him a lot of diesel fuel, although for him it is an intellectual excercise, rather than a purely fiscal one.
    (76 Two Door - Unmolested)
    (88 Hiline - Now with Limited Slip rear diff)
    (07 Vogue TDV8 )

  3. #33
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    if you're in Perth, WA would be happy to sell some used and filtered oil for 25c/L - I filter it down to 10 micron and add a touch of kerosene to it to help bring the viscosity down and add some extra "power" to the mix. Here's a video of my 98 300TDi

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddsoul View Post
    if you're in Perth, WA would be happy to sell some used and filtered oil for 25c/L - I filter it down to 10 micron and add a touch of kerosene to it to help bring the viscosity down and add some extra "power" to the mix. Here's a video of my 98 300TDi
    How many kilometres have you done on that blend? Any issues?

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fattima View Post
    How many kilometres have you done on that blend? Any issues?
    On a full tank of WVO, I've clocked just over 670Km. But in total, it would have to be over 4000Km. I basically have a blend of 20L/WVO - 2L/Kero. Seems to work well

  6. #36
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    100 litres gone begging,,,,sitting at the speedway last night after cooking all the "food", if I still had my d2 it would have been in the back.

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