Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    


Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion > Alternative Fuels

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-19-2006, 06:46 PM
mbzkid's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 360
Vegetable oil-How many LB/Gal?

How much does a gallon of Vege oil weight? Someting like 7.6 pounds per gallon?

I'm buying by the pound, so I want to be fairly accurate.
__________________
1976 BMW 2002- 100k
1995 BMW 325i 175k
1984 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel- 270,000 mi

1981 Mercedes Benz 240D- Estimated 300,000+ mi Returned to the earth
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-19-2006, 06:57 PM
pmari's Avatar
OM606.962 177hp 330nm
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: L.I. N.Y.
Posts: 1,033
yep seems to be in that neighborhood......http://www.fsa.usda.gov/daco/CommodityRequirements/Domestic/VP7.pdf 7.7lbs.
__________________
1999 E300DT (131,800) 154,000 Black on Black SOLD

2006 CLK 500 coupe Capri Blue on Grey (zoom,zoom)
47,000mi

04 VW TDI Passat 80,000mi
(Techno)

How to eliminate oil dependency through market-driven approaches.
“We could cut oil use in half by 2025, and by 2040, oil use could be zero,”

The Sound of Diesel Speed
Ode to MB
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2006, 07:05 PM
Craig
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbzkid
How much does a gallon of Vege oil weight? Someting like 7.6 pounds per gallon?

I'm buying by the pound, so I want to be fairly accurate.
It probably depends what you mean by Veg Oil, because different types will have different densities. FWIW, my handbook lists linseed oil as 58 lb/ft3 at 25C. That comes out to 7.75 lb/gallon. Maybe someone else has more data?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2006, 08:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 992
carried

i just carried 4 cubbies out of a bar.. and they were heavy...
felt like 45 pounds each... I could put one on the bathroom scale for you if you want...

I think water weighs 8 pounds a gallon and I am pretty sure oil weighs over 7.
becasue i have been lugging it around...

in your mind just caculate that it weighs 8 and buy that way and you will give yourself a little bouns.....you might get an extra 10 gals for every 800 pounds you buy... using the weight of water.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-19-2006, 08:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Denver Co.
Posts: 39
I use soybean oil. It comes in 35 lb cubbies. 4.7 gal per cubbie. thats 7.44 lbs per gal. as mentioned different oils weigh diff. but it's close.
__________________
Kevin
82 300D
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-19-2006, 09:28 PM
mbzkid's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 360
Quote:
Originally Posted by KPMB82
I use soybean oil. It comes in 35 lb cubbies. 4.7 gal per cubbie. thats 7.44 lbs per gal. as mentioned different oils weigh diff. but it's close.
Ok, looks like most oils are between 7.4 and 7.75 lb per gallon.

I just bought some "vegetable oil" from Sams for about 2.63 a gallon, using the above weights. Its sold by the 35lb cubie.



I think its safe to say that we should keep the buying of Sams and Costco oil on the quiet side.
__________________
1976 BMW 2002- 100k
1995 BMW 325i 175k
1984 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbo Diesel- 270,000 mi

1981 Mercedes Benz 240D- Estimated 300,000+ mi Returned to the earth
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-19-2006, 10:27 PM
Diesel on the brain
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Upstate Virginia
Posts: 564
The BJs oil here says 35lbs, 18 quarts on the side. That's 4.5 gallons by my calculations.

$2.99/gallon here.

-Tad
__________________
1995 G320
2000 E320 4-matic
2001 C230
2005 ML500
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-19-2006, 10:30 PM
Craig
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbzkid
I think its safe to say that we should keep the buying of Sams and Costco oil on the quiet side.
Posting it on a public forum is a good way to keep it a secret, shhh.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-20-2006, 09:30 AM
dannym's Avatar
I'm not here
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 2,358
I poured a Sam's club 35# Soybean Oil cube into 1 gallon marked containers.
It came out to 4.6 gallons for the cube.

Water weighs 8.33 pounds per gallon.

Danny
__________________
1984 300SD Turbo Diesel 150,000 miles

OBK member #23

(\__/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(") signature to help him gain world domination
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-20-2006, 01:05 PM
Gary F.'s Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 110
Try this web site: http://www.processassociates.com/process/basics/oil_vw.htm

Also according to USDA vegetable oil weighs 7.7 lbs. + or -
__________________
Gary
85 300D Ivory, 202,000
Beatus exsisto Jesu, verus et Deus verus Vir
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2006, 01:05 PM
Reply

Bookmarks

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 03:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page