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Old 01-13-2006, 10:33 PM
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On WVO now glove compartment won't close...

I've been running a WVO blend for about 3,000 miles and now all of a sudden my glove compartment door won't close all the way.
I know this is a 21 year old car, but I read somewhere that running on WVO will cause problems.

Anyone else have this happen? Maybe it's the cetane boost?

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Old 01-13-2006, 10:35 PM
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Theres an adjustment on the latch... Mine closes nice now, but doesnt line up with the rest of the trim...
I've never seen a "rebuild" kit for the spring, or even a new latch...

I think im going to just lock the sob from now often
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:56 PM
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My glove box has a hard time closing and I havent even converted my car to WVO yet. Do you think that once I get it converted the problem will get worse??
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:04 AM
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Did you replace the hoses in your glove box reservoir? Sounds like they are plugged with crap.
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:01 AM
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Doh...My Exhaust bearings just went out & my door locks are starting to rattle at 90 mph!! What gives it must be the WVO LOL
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Old 01-14-2006, 12:40 PM
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I was having trouble with the driver door lock the other day while installing keyless entry, and a neighbor of mine came over and saw me working on the door lock, and said, "Ohhh.. That biodiesel not working out for you? I guess its still pretty new technology..." He was seriously implying that my door lock broke because of biodiesel... Anything that goes wrong on a biofuel powered car is instantly the fault of the fuel. Flat tires, broken glass, rusty exhaust, etc.

Good luck with your glovebox.

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Old 01-14-2006, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Austin85
I've been running a WVO blend for about 3,000 miles and now all of a sudden my glove compartment door won't close all the way.
I know this is a 21 year old car, but I read somewhere that running on WVO will cause problems.

Anyone else have this happen? Maybe it's the cetane boost?

aa(:
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:42 PM
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You dummy!

You know there are many posts that warn you of that, especially if you don't run it hot. Shame!, shame, shame. When ever will you learn!
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:51 PM
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Did you replace the hoses in your glove box reservoir? Sounds like they are plugged with crap.
That's only for Euro spec 123's...
someone tell Nate15 I was kidding...
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:26 PM
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Did you dewater the WVO? That may be the problem cause the water would cause the compartment door to warp.
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:08 AM
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Did you dewater the WVO? That may be the problem cause the water would cause the compartment door to warp.
HA HA ... try helping me on my thread re: sunroof motor and cable....
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:48 AM
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That's only for Euro spec 123's...
someone tell Nate15 I was kidding...
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Good luck with that WVO
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:39 PM
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If you blend with 20% acetone, salt, baking soda, or grape juice, the problem will go away. If not, you're just not filtering well enough!
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:06 PM
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If you blend with 20% acetone, salt, baking soda, or grape juice, the problem will go away. If not, you're just not filtering well enough!

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:29 PM
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I will try the grape juice....Don't tell this to anyone on InfoPop...
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