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Thread: Discovery WVO Conversion.

  1. #11
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    providing your WVO is clean and water free the tdi should deal with up to 1:1 dino:bio.

    Ive run fozzy on 1:4 dino:bio in winter and while a bit harder to start once running and warmed up it was good enough. till the local shops switched over to a copher type grease.
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    By "bio' you mean WVO, right?
    I have blended before, I wouldn't suggest going to the 1:1 extreme.
    I think it COULD do 1:1 but it would definitely be a bit on the hard side to start, especially on the cold mornings.

    I was adding around 20litres to a tank without much issue (could notice it on the cooler mornings). Definite +1 to BBQ fumes from the tailpipe too =)

    I moved away from that as I wanted to ensure no (or as little as possible) oil was left in the injectors to cool and possibly cause problems with carbon, or coking buildup etc.

    With the immediate switching of the 6port pollak there is a certain level of contamination anyway - few hundred mls - whatever is in the supply lines and IP.


    Another thing, WVO isn’t such a straight forward conversion on these ‘new fangley’ electronic injection diesels. The fuel // viscosity and quality, everything the sensors, and injectors run on – needs to be up to a much tighter spec.

    Haven’t heard either way, so can’t comment, but I would be wary.

    I would be interested to hear of any results!!
    Probably would have to do a better job of heating every drop of oil and the lines, blah blah. Too hard for me; that’s why I opted for the 300tdi over the td5. =)

    David

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    in other news, EGT and boost/Vac gauges installed. (but not mounted nicely *cough* -- does anyone have any experience with fitting a pillar pod to this vehicle? - the next project to wrap up the conversion)

    interesting figures to come.

    David

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    Ive done a couple but personally I prefer a dashpod unit that goes in the center of the dash its easier.
    Dave

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    Archaeopteryx 1990 6x6 dual cab(This things staying)


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    Quote:"This is a wonderful fuel which runs very nicely, smells nice, and is 100% carbon neutral (unlike bio-diesel)!!"

    Setsuna, I am interested in converting my 300TDi Disco, I was wondering if you could explain your quote above, esp. the 100% Carbon Neutral, Regards Frank.
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    Well…. quick answer: bio diesel requires ~200ml of ethanol per litre of biodiesel, as well as copious amounts of water to 'wash' the biodiesel.

    of course there are methanol recovery, and water recycling procedures and techniques.

    Whereas WVO is plant based oil, it is derived from a growing plant -- something that is part of the carbon cycle, unlike carbon that has been long 'locked' into fossil fuels.


    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by setsuna View Post
    Well…. quick answer: bio diesel requires ~200ml of ethanol per litre of biodiesel, as well as copious amounts of water to 'wash' the biodiesel.

    of course there are methanol recovery, and water recycling procedures and techniques.

    Whereas WVO is plant based oil, it is derived from a growing plant -- something that is part of the carbon cycle, unlike carbon that has been long 'locked' into fossil fuels.


    David.
    I thought you were saying it is Carbon Neutral once it had been burnt and passed through the combustion process, also there would have been a great deal of fossil fuel burnt to grow that plant, transport and process, Regards Frank.
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    Toyota 4Runner RIP
    F100 4WD, Unbelievable, Gone
    Suzuki Brilliant, Gone

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    not if the truck was running wvo and they used alternite sources for the power

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    Ok all good but where do you guys get your oil from???

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    takeaway shops

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