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Old 10-23-2005, 06:04 PM
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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????
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:15 PM
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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.

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