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simply filter the vegetable oil from a restraunt through a 5 mic

An acquaintence of mine has stated that he is running a 1979 300D Mercedes on WVO. He says that he gets the waste oil from a Golden Pantry Convenience Store that frys alot of chicken and potato wedges. He says that he simply filters the used 100% vegetable oil through a 5micron filter directly into his fuel tank. Is this possible andis there a certain ratio of diesel to oil that should bemaintained to guarentee that the carwill start freely and run efficiently. Also, I think that I need to change my glowplugs. Should I do this before I start running on WVO?

Thanking You...Angie

50/50/50 Rule for WVO

This is what you need to do for running WVO in a diesel, you do not need to change glow plugs, you do not need to do anything else other than make sure that the oil is filtered properly to 10 microns or less, and that you always have extra primary and secondary fuel filters in the trunk of the vehicle.

the 50/50/50 Rule is very very simple, so listen up.

1) 50% diesel fuel in the tank

2) 50% WVO in the tank

3) The temperature must be above the 50 degree mark for an extended amount of time, that is why WVO is best run in the summertime.

DO NOT RUN ANY AMOUNT OF BIODIESEL IN THE TANK WHEN USING WVO OR YOU MAY END UP WITH A GELATINOUS MASS THAT WILL MAKE
YOU ENGINE STOP!!!

IF YOU DECIDE TO STOP USING WVO YOU MUST EITHER FULLY DRAIN THE TANK OF THE WVO/DIESEL MIXTURE OR RUN AT LEAST TWO FULL TANKS OF DIESEL ALMOST DRY BEFORE USING BIODIESEL.

So I assume that this means

So I assume that this means that you can do this without a proper conversion, involving other tanks etc...this could be a perfect solution for a long summer drive that i wanted to do, but was not sure about being able to make a proper conversion beforehand....

the other thing that I would be curious about....how will you know if your fuel filter needs to be changed? Massive clouds of terrible smoke? a car that stops in its tracks?

if my fuel gage doesn't work, then how can I be sure of the ratio that I am putting in?

sorry, these are a lot of questions....but i appreciate the time thoroughly....

thanks

nicholas

50/50/50 Rule for WVO Part 2

What will clue you in to the need to change the
fuel filters is:

1) You will notice is a drop in performance

2) You will be able to look at the clear/opaque fuel filter and it will be rather dark in color, that means change it.

It is best to change the primary and secondary fuel filters in tandem, take a sharpie style permanent marker and put the date and mileage on the filter and start driving, when you notice the drop off in performance you can change the filters and that will give you the service interval.

If you have really good filtered oil(less than 5 microns) you should get a good 10-15,000 miles on the filters, if it is not filtered to that level I cannot predict what level of performance to predict, maybe 5,000 miles, or less in some cases.

about the feull gage

tuff shite abuot the feul gage if it dont werk it dont werk and you are just shite outta fukkin lucke buddie dam you man the guy jes about tole you what to do an you jess keep on keepin on damn

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