I'm looking for the most efficient vehicle that could hold a twin mattress plus two to three people for climbing roadtrips, to be converted to run on veggie oil. I've been looking at Ford E-350s and other fullsized vans, but I'd want something smaller.
Does anyone know of smaller diesel van that I could find used? I don't need anything powerful, just something big enough to sleep in, put climbing gear in, and get good MPG. A four-cyl with front wheel drive would be ideal.
Thanks so much for the help! First time posting!
I have an 82 vanagon camper with a 1.9 jetta diesel engine installed by the previous owner. I bought it from him in Colorado and the Colorado mechanic recommended putting a turbo on it to give it more horsepower and gas efficiency. However I cant find anyone in TX to do it, well at least in the Dallas area. So i was wondering if anyone knew how to do it or knew anyone in Texas or close to Texas that would do it.
Hi all-- We're starting an eco-touring project, bringing city-bound folks out to small food producers in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin in order to increase the distribution demand for awesome fresh, local, artisanal food. It'll also be great fun. But it defeats the purpose of going out to see all of these places if we spew pollutants in the process, so we're looking for somebody in Minnesota with a grease-powered van to provide transportation to our groups. Looking for a capacity of 7-10 (including the driver).
Family of three wanting to purchase reliable wvo vehicle to travel the pan american highway from Denver, CO to Costa Rica. Looking for affordable vehicle that is already converted. I am new to all of this so I am curious to good resources. I found wvo classifieds on greasecar.com, any other great sites? Anything that I soould consider before buying a used wvo vehicle?
I am moving a 6.2 turbo diesel out of a 1987 E350 Van into a 1986 Ford F350 dually Pick up.
What space problems might I encounter particularly with the firewall obstruction in the truck. Can I expect the fit to be the exact same or is the firewall closer to the front of the engine compartment int he pick-up so cloe that the turbo will be tight, I have heard of the need for a conversion kit for this swap.
"Adventures in greasecar conversion & our quest for sustainable travel.
Our Volksvegan Adventure" is a chronicle of the adventures of Megan, Seneca, and our 1982 VW bus which is being converted to run on bio-diesel and waste vegetable oil. We will post about our conversion process using a greasecar kit, the restoration of our beloved bus, and our many veggie-fueled travels."
"Vegetable oil fuel tank being built. The internal pipe-work can heat solid palm oil for burning in the engine. Vegetable oil has to be heated to about 80 degrees C to attain similar viscosities to everyday road diesel. Once this temp has been achieved the fuel tanks can be switched over from normal diesel to vegetable oil."