Vegetable Power!!!

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skiing39
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Vegetable Power!!!

Post by skiing39 » 21 Oct 2002, 03:13

is anyone tried running their cars on vegetable oil?
I have a 1989 205 GRD and thought about giving it a go.
It is a Lucaspump.
Any successes or failures?
David M G Jones

handman

Post by handman » 21 Oct 2002, 03:18

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is anyone tried running their cars on vegetable oil?
I have a 1989 205 GRD and thought about giving it a go.
It is a Lucaspump.
Any successes or failures?
David M G Jones
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have a nice day you all

skiing39
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Post by skiing39 » 21 Oct 2002, 03:28

It is not against the law to run on vegetable oil but you must declare it for tax purposes. You are not breaking the law.
David M G Jones

handman

Post by handman » 21 Oct 2002, 05:23

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It is not against the law to run on vegetable oil but you must declare it for tax purposes. You are not breaking the law.
David M G Jones
<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=2 id=quote>hello dave you must have been watching the news as i was it was in wales this was being used and it did say they were breaking the law but it would be interesting to see what happens if some one did try to regiter to use it, i supos you could use it on farms but there is a very strict law for the road user, good topic to look into im all in favour of cheap fuel (emmisions) was the problem i think could be wrong though
have a nice day you all

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Post by pug406glx » 21 Oct 2002, 13:39

I run a 406 2.1TD and recently filled my tank up with Biodiesel, from a reputable supplier who processes veg oil with other additives. This is purely from an environmental point of view as it is slightly more expensive than fossil diesel. So far, my car is running fine, with no performance degredation at all. The supplier was quite far away from where I live so it won't be a regular thing. I would be quite reluctant to just shove in any old oil with a bit of white spirit.
This experiment was carried out on Top Gear last night - to quite good effect.

NiSk
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Post by NiSk » 21 Oct 2002, 13:43

I have been running my company car on vegetable oil (RME = Raps Methyl Ester) for 2 years now. Over here in Sweden it's been given a favourable tax situation (in order to encourage home-produced environmentally friendly fuels). If still costs slightly more than city diesel and has a 3-4% lower energy content. However, as a company car driver, I get a tax deduction bonus which levels out the cost. I have not noticed any difference at all, except that the fuel consumtion is marginally higher. The car is an Audi A4 Avant TDi, which acan be run on RME without any modification. My XM TD12 on the otherhand, can only manage a maximum of 10 -15% RME in city diesel. The reason being that RME is very aggressive towards rubber, so all rubber gaskets and hoses must be replaced with nitril rubber or plastic. It's a shame that Citroën (PSA) aren't as environmetally concious as VAG, otherwise I would certainly have chosen a PSA car I could run on RME with particle filter to capture all the nasties.
//NiSk