I bought a new Mercedes Benz. Ok, not new but new to me. A 1973 Mercedes 220D Diesel. It is in pretty good condition and I am going to stick a little money into it to fix it up.
I am also going to convert it to run on Vegetable oil. See, the interesting story about diesel engines is this.
Rudolph Diesel invented the engine to run on peanut oil and premiered it at the 1900 world fair running on peanut oil. Then he mysteriously disappeared off a ship traveling across the english channel between France and England. Literally.
He was on the passenger log and witnessed boarding the ship. But he never got off when the ship arrived at the port in France.
Then shortly there after the oil companies had invented a petroleum based diesel.
The only difference between petroleum diesel and vegetable oil engines is the size of the intake ports. Vegetable oil is thicker so you need bigger intake ports. You also have to heat up the vegetable oil because it gets thick and freezes at temperatures near what water freezes at.
There are actually a few ways to run any diesel engine on vegetable oil.
The easiest is a product that converts vegetable oil with a few other safe non toxic chemicals to thin it out. Then it can run on vegetable oil without any modifications or dangerous chemicals.
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You can actually get “diesel fuel” for as cheap as 49 cents a gallon this way.
There are also actually conversion kits for almost every diesel engine out there. When you put the kit on the engine, the full factory warranty still remains in place. Because you do not have to make any modifications to the engine. Then you can run straight vegetable oil through the engine.
The last option is Bio-Diesel. This option takes vegetable oil and some toxic chemicals and a little time to make a thinner vegetable oil. You can then use it in a regular diesel engine and tank. This is like the first option, except it takes longer and the chemicals you use to do so are more toxic.