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Old 07-12-2004, 12:39 AM
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First tankful of 50:50 WVO/Diesel

I'm part of the "club" now, running my '80 300SD on a 50% WVO mix in the main tank. Time will tell how this will work for me. I have a great source of oil, and am researching all my options for "converting" the car, including 2-tank systems, in-tank heaters, "blended" fuels, and whatever else works well. I have a few thoughts/questions for the group.

1. How about a WVO specific forum on the Mercedesshop forums? I know about some of the other biodiesel and WVO sites, but everything here is just better, and I have no doubt that a WVO forum would be better here.

2. Does anyone have plumbing diagrams for their WVO setups? (i.e. where the solenoid valves go, what kind of tubing is being used, filter selection, how are the solenoids wired, etc.)

3. What are people's thoughts about a discreet WVO logo to be placed on the car somewhere? I'm not talking about some hand painted "Biodiesel" emblem in big green letters down the side of the car, but something suitable for a fine MB auto.

I'm enthusiastic about the WVO stuff, let's share more info.

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Old 07-12-2004, 12:54 AM
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I have a great source of oil
I want a great source for oil, how did you find yours?
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:18 AM
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I have done some thought and converted a few cars to WVO.
My first was a Mazda '90 Capella 2.0 litre NA diesel which had an engine bay 17litre tank. I tried both looped and return to tank of origin. When that motor died due to loss of coolant, the supercharged replacement took some of the place where that tank sat, so a fiberglass tak was built in the load area. A HiH fuel heater was used and the tank had a 1 meter * 12mm heat exchanger built in.
I now have an '84 300D and it's conversion is configured with a looped return and an electric lift pump at the WVO tank in the boot (oops trunk).
I have documented some thoughts on conversion topologies in a ddocument on a friend's website at
Please feel free to ask for clarification as required.
Tony from West Oz.
Fatmobile 3 84 300D 295kkm Silver grey/Blue int. 2 tank WVO - Recipient of TurboDesel engine.
Josephine '82 300D 390kkm White/Palamino int.
Elizabeth '81 280E, sporting a '79 300D engine.
Lucille '87 W124 300D non-turbo 6 cylinder OM603, Pearl Grey with light grey interior

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Old 07-12-2004, 11:48 AM
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Re: First tankful of 50:50 WVO/Diesel

Originally posted by Jetmugg
.... I have a few thoughts/questions for the group.

1. How about a WVO specific forum on the Mercedesshop forums? ..
Dont think it is neccissary. The Maui Green B.Board SVO Forum and here work very closely together when it comes to WVO and Mercedes. We link good threads back and forth to each other all the time. Lots of members from there are members here as well. There is lots of information at Maui Green aleardy about MB's. I'm pretty sure this includes the diagrams/photo's your asking for.

This reminds me. THANX to everyone on this forum that has helped out the WVOer kinda folk. Its great the way the members of the Maui Green board and this board work together. .
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