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  1. #1
    Terry
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    Hey All,

    Does anyone have information on converting a diesel vehicle to used

    vegetable oil?? The cost of gas is killing me. I'm still paying $3.99 a

    gallon but it is only rising.





    Terry








  2. #2
    Kelly
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Terry" <loughrantm@...> wrote:

    >

    > Hey All,

    > Does anyone have information on converting a diesel vehicle to used

    > vegetable oil?? The cost of gas is killing me. I'm still paying $3.99

    a

    > gallon but it is only rising.

    >

    >

    > Terry

    >

    It will blow your motor. DONT USE THAT!








  3. #3
    llagu12
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    Hi Terry ... son has converted his diesel truck to vegetable oil ...

    dont know the specifics as to how he converted ... do know that the

    college he goes to here in Maine has a lot of students that are doing

    the same ... when he gets home this afternoon ill ask him specifics as

    to how its done and email you ... let me know if you have any specific

    questions and ill ask him ... have a good day ... Louise





    > > Hey All,

    > > Does anyone have information on converting a diesel vehicle to used

    > > vegetable oil?? The cost of gas is killing me. I'm still paying

    $3.99

    > a

    > > gallon but it is only rising.

    > >

    > >

    > > Terry

    > >

    > It will blow your motor. DONT USE THAT!

    >










  4. #4
    angies_groups
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    It will not blow your motor if you use the
    conversion kit. The diesel engine was initially designed to run on vegetable
    oil. It just needs warming because it will get too thick when it’s cold
    out. That’s what the conversion kit is for. Check out www.motherearthnews.com. They have
    lots of articles on bio diesel.






    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kelly

    Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:37
    AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: bio
    diesel








    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com,
    "Terry" <loughrantm@...> wrote:

    >

    > Hey All,

    > Does anyone have information on converting a diesel vehicle to used

    > vegetable oil?? The cost of gas is killing me. I'm still paying $3.99

    a

    > gallon but it is only rising.

    >

    >

    > Terry

    >











  5. #5
    melinda irvin
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    Hey, cool idea. How about some ideas for those of us with gas trucks? How can we

    make our own ethanol? Better yet, what would we need to do to convert to

    propane? Canada has cars, motorhomes, etc that run on propane. I feel the pain

    at the gas pump since our only drive is a one ton crew cab that drinks gas like

    water! At 4mpg I need to do something cos this is eatting into our budget bad.

    Any ideas would be apperciated.



    --- On Tue, 6/10/08, angies_groups &lt;angies_groups@comcast.net&gt; wrote:



    From: angies_groups &lt;angies_groups@comcast.net&gt;



    Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 12:59 PM







    It will not blow your motor if you use the conversion kit.






  6. #6
    Ann Garner
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    > Better yet, what would we need to do to convert to propane?



    One of my cousins converted his flat bed truck to propane back in the

    early 70s. First, you have to have space for a tank. Then there is

    a conversion kit, not sure how much it is or how hard to install

    <cousin is a maintenance man at a factory>. One draw-back, if you

    make a long trip, you might need to refuel, and it's not like pulling

    off the interstate and finding a gas station. One advantage is that

    if you have a good sized tank, you have a lot more miles to a tank

    due to the fuel being pressurized. Then there's the disadvantage of

    what happens to pressurized gas in an accident, especially flammable

    gas. Most people don't realize gasoline liquid does not burn, it's

    the vapors that burn. Then what happens to the price of the

    insurance if you convert the vehicle? What about the insurance at

    the house if you have it in the garage? There's a lot of things to

    check on before you do convert.



    BTW, my cousin is still driving that truck and right now he is

    *really* loving it.



    Ann in Arkansas










 

 

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