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Old 01-27-2008, 05:35 PM
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Hypothetical question for greasers

The year is 1985, You just got a GREAT deal on a NEW 300D.
But it will come without a warranty.
Only thing at the pumps is USLD
and it costs the equivalent of todays prices.
Tax laws are not an issue
You know then, what you know now.

Would you burn WVO in it from day 1?

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Old 01-27-2008, 05:48 PM
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yes
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:32 PM
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yes. or biodiesel.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:34 PM
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Biodiesel for me.
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Yes, absolutely. It's only the "Billy Bob Cheapass" types that use old MB diesels for conversion because they're "cheap." Anyone who's serious about SVO uses them because they're the best engine for it. So if there's no warranty to void, absolutely.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:38 PM
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:40 PM
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1st choice: #2 ULSD with a lot of Power Service
2nd choice: Professional biodiesel out of a commercial pump.
3rd choice: nothing else, really.
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:09 PM
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Sure I'd definitely burn it... 2 tank heated system, no less than 140F at the pump and 180-220F injection temp from electric injector line heaters... Run the oil through a centrifuge to remove water and dirt... I'd break it in on biodiesel or petrodiesel with lots of additives.. Just like I will when I rebuild the 617 in my 300TD (if it ever should need it). The 617 is just about the best engine for WVO you could ask for.. except maybe a lister or kubota... Agree with the "billy bob cheapass" comment 100% lol, the 617 sure will work with a minimal conversion, maybe for even 100K mi, but it will run a hell of a lot longer than that on a proper conversion. Someday I intend to find out just how long a "new" 617 will last, properly converted.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:31 AM
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Hell no. Its made to run on Diesel, it runs on Diesel.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:36 AM
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funny... thought the question said "hypothetical question for greasers"
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:38 AM
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Its a hypothetical possibility that I could have considered greasing at one point in time before I realized how crazy the grease fad is.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:45 AM
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lol
it didn't say, "hypothetical question for hypothetical greasers"
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Hell no. Its made to run on Diesel, it runs on Diesel.
Yes Forced, your position is well know here.


I guess my next question would be,

Would you still expect the same engine longevity?...more?.....less?
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:26 AM
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YES and NO
I have over 50K on a 3.4 603 on veggie.
Key is to filter (including h2o) and heat the vo properly.

Wasn't gas ~$1.00 in 1985?

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