Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion > Alternative Fuels

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2005, 06:04 PM
Mounis's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 25
E220CDI (2001) - are Cats Allergic to WVO?

Not that mine has a cat but can I use WVO in this car?? Also, for experimentaions sake, if I managed to get WVO, filtered it and popped some straight into the fuel tank as approx a 20% mixture would the car run fine??

I'm likeing what I hear about WVO and I have access to plenty of it from a friends rest... Am thinking that providing the WVO is abouve a certain temp and mixed directly with diesel it should run ok????
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2005, 06:15 PM
whunter's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 17,357
Thumbs up links you need

Biodiesel and WVO - SVO links thread.
Biodiesel and WVO - SVO links thread.
ASE Master Mechanic

Prototype R&D/testing:
Thermal & Aerodynamic System Engineering (TASE) Senior vehicle instrumentation technician.
Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).
Heat exchanger durability.
HV-A/C Climate Control.
Prototype Vehicle build.
Prototype Fleet Durability
Prototype vehicle instrumentation.
Technical Quality Auditor.
Automotive Technical Writer

1973 300D
1973 309D - stolen
1978 280SE
1980 240D
1983 300D
1984 190D
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2005, 08:07 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Posts: 6,510
My thoughts basically where there are more than a few ways to skin a cat so to speak when it comes to the dreaded emissions test. Research is mandatory I believe about alternative fuels and application and lots of material out there as Hunter points out to guide you as well. I would not consider a permanent change of fuel types until you personally learn about all the systems on your engine and the interreactions of them. Perhaps thats what you are about with your converter question that was really logical. I could not visulise myself going into your average mercedes service centre in England and telling them I burn vegatable oil as fuel and expect any mercy. In otherwords make sure you can service the car yourself if you convert fuel types. Or associate with a group of simular minded enthusiasts. Anyways who can really comforatably afford to farm out all the service requirements on older mercedes diesels no matter what fuel you are burning? It's just too expensive for the majority of us. Even guys like Hunter repair thier own cars I suspect. Your confidence will grow by learning and doing until you will know when you are ready for stir fry oil. I purchased a vegatable oil burner that was left by a fellow passing through my region. Even if he had as limited knowledge as myself he would not have had to desert his car. The garage he had it flatbedded (towed) to did not really know what to do with it. In fact they really just scared him with very expensive concepts of what might be wrong and he brought a new car to continue the trip with. Even though his old car was pretty good and certainly well above average for a 1984 300d. Remember though these are just the thoughts of a poor confused colonial. Another sudden thought was you could perhaps purchase a relatively cheap but solid older mercedes diesel car and become familar with running vegatable oil in it first. This should cost less than one service trip to a large garage with your present vehicle and you can resell the car if you wish later. But in the interm it would save the accumulation of a lot of miles on your newer model. The fuel savings would possibly make the new aquisition basically a free car. One of my favorite things. Much shorter return on investment as your petroleum fuel like mine is more expensive than american fuel. You would also have a spare car just in case. Anyways the best in whatever you decide to do.

Last edited by barry123400; 10-23-2005 at 08:19 PM.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page