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Old 08-30-2005, 10:07 AM
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Using wvo directly on a merc 190D 2.5 turbo

Hello everybody!

With the oil prices soaring, and it doesn't look like they're gona stop, I'm considering alternative fuels.

I have a '92 190D 2.5 turbo (I live in europe thus it's an european version) 5 speed manual. The car is great, and the engine is in a pretty good condition (apart from some oil leaks I haven't been bothered fixing). I've read alot today about people using wvo directly (after filtering) in their engines. I have a friend of mine who is a cook and asked him if he can find me wvo and he said sure. My uncle also has a restaurant so I can get some wvo from him as well.

Now the question is, can I use a mixture of petro diesel and wvo in my car without damaging it? I plan using this car for a long time. What mixture should I use (say 80% diesel 20% wvo, or higher mixture 70:30 ect)? I'm not going to warm up my fuel tank, just ad in filtered wvo and drive. I think I'll use either sunflower/corn/olive oil. Do these oils (sunflower/corn/olive) have any pros or cons? I think overhere (in Albania) we use sunflower/corn oil for cooking, which of these to is the best and how are they in comparison with what peple use normally in their cars?

Also I read that a lot of people leave their wvo settle for a long time (like months). Is this necessary? Can't I just filter the oil and pour it in the tank?

I've also read that people are mixing wvo and unleaded petrol. Is it possible? How better/worse is it compared to diesel/wvo mix? Which gives better power output?

Temperatures where I live are between 35c (95f) or warmer in the summer and 3c (37f) in the winter (though it can get even below freezing). Normally the cold season (winter :: ) starts in late november. Till that time temps can stay as high as 20c (68f) during the day but as low as 5c (41f) during the night.

Thanx for the help!

Deni
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:38 AM
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I'm looking into using wvo in my 190d 2.5 non-turbo as well, and from what I've gathered, mixing diesel with wvo has mixed outcomes. Sometimes it works but sometime a waxy precipitate will fall out of the mixture and completely ruin your fuel system...however mixing petrol with wvo is a lot more reliable. If you go to http://biodiesel.infopop.cc there is an enormous amount of information on their svo forum about blending with RUG (regular unleaded gas) and settling wvo etc. Also, www.frybrid.com has a forum where I find a lot of good info. Good luck.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:18 AM
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I'm looking into using wvo in my 190d 2.5 non-turbo as well, and from what I've gathered, mixing diesel with wvo has mixed outcomes. Sometimes it works but sometime a waxy precipitate will fall out of the mixture and completely ruin your fuel system...however mixing petrol with wvo is a lot more reliable. If you go to http://biodiesel.infopop.cc there is an enormous amount of information on their svo forum about blending with RUG (regular unleaded gas) and settling wvo etc. Also, www.frybrid.com has a forum where I find a lot of good info. Good luck.

I've already signed up in http://biodiesel.infopop.cc forums and already opened this topic. I thought it's better to ask here as well, as I wanna be sure I don't mess things up. Good thing is, here in Tirana (Albania) no one even thinks of trying this stuff so I'm looking for some supper cheap fuel for me and my friends for some time to come.

Back to the topic. From the reading I've done blending regular unleaded gas with wvo seems to be the safest as well as the cheapest bet (since a ~ 20gas:80wvo is needed instead of 80diesel:20wvo). What I'm wandering now is if it is possible just pouring the blend (20gas:80wvo) into the tank while having diesel in it. Of course I'll let the blend stay in a clear container for a couple of weeks just to be safe everything's fine.

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