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Old 02-24-2011, 04:32 PM
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Effective cost efficiency of 140mpg?

Someone explain this to me please

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/2223890169.html

I think I can take the award for the largest MPG claim and a 1 million mile car claim in one craigslist ad!

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:45 PM
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His thinking is this:
His fuel is 20% D2, 80% WVO, which is free to him.

His $/mile is 1/5th of cost for 100%D2

Another way of looking at it is he drives 140 miles/purchased gallon of D2.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:49 PM
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I think what he is trying to say is at his cost for WVO, it would be like getting 140mpg compared to today's fuel prices?
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:05 PM
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Located in Ontario and on LA's craigslist...hmmm...Not to mention, "no conversion" - I wonder how that WVO runs in the winter up in Ontario...
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:35 PM
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This car is a 1983 Mercedes 300D turbo diesel sedan with a clean title and current California registration. It is in very good mechanical and visual condition. Power windows and AC work very well! What makes this vehicle unique is that I have run it on an 80% WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) fuel for the past 4 years. It runs great and for about .50 per gallon with an effective cost efficiency of 140 MPG!! It also can run on regular diesel fuel and has no after market "conversions" which is not necessary to run WVO fuel. I am selling this car with my filtering/processing system, instruction and even a stock pile of used veggie oil, so you are ready to go. This car has high miles (430K), but if you ask anyone, these cars will run for 1 million miles, when properly maintained!! I have been very careful to take care of this car because it makes me money everytime I drive it!! The only reason why I am selling it, is because I have been recently been given a company vehicle to use for the next four years and I won't be needing it anymore.
Please call me with any questions. Steve 760-912-0126
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Located in Ontario and on LA's craigslist...hmmm...Not to mention, "no conversion" - I wonder how that WVO runs in the winter up in Ontario...
This Ontario is near Los Angeles in southern Calif. quite a bit warmer that the other Ontario way up north.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario,_California

It can still get some what cold there.

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Using my WVO system I've gotten as high as 173mpg on the diesel fuel that I paid for. I drove 1102 miles using 6.349 of diesel, and I don't know how many gallons of veg oil. So what my pocket book sees is that I'm getting 173 mpg, but the car is really getting in the 20's. When my wife was driving the car she was averaging 77mpg, I'm averaging 42mpg. When my wife was driving the 240D it cost me $.0001 / mile (yes thats 1/10th of a penny/mile), and it cost me $.11 per mile to drive the 300TD. These included all the maintenance, the diesel, and the cost of my veg oil, filtering equipment and electricity for heating it. It has saved me a ton of money and the car still runs like a top.
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This Ontario is near Los Angeles in southern Calif. quite a bit warmer that the other Ontario way up north.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario,_California

It can still get some what cold there.

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ah, that makes more sense Looks like its in the hills though.

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