Important note: You might get away using straight vegetable oil oil in older-generation diesels - but NOT IN PD engines.ToledoSteve said:Hope none of those Customs and excise people read this, but a close friend of mine used to run both Landrover and Rover (2.0SDI) on Sainsbury,s best cooking oil, didn,t matter if it was olive oil or what, I suppose power was down some but it was never noticeable, the rover used to blast down to London regularly on cooking oil, and he didn,t hang about either, all you got was a chip shop smell from the exhaust, No smoke when revved either. Well he showed me that my 110TDI would run on it too, so I,m keepinf it in mind if there is a fuel strike again. (by the way that Rover car is still going strong two years on and still runs on cooking oil now and then (poor owner). Believe me I could not tell the difference between running on diesel and running on cooking oil in my 110TDI.
Cheers babe...Nyteshade said:http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/by-prods/pdf/uco-leaflet251104.pdf
See paragraph 5.... it seems defra supports the use of waste cooking oil for this purpose.
So you are planning to convert it yourself?slimjim said:Cheers babe...
SERIOUSLY looking into this now. There is a guy who runs a biodiesel website and has a licence to transport waste oil. All you do is contact him, dive him your details, then he puts you on his licence, and you are covered
£700ish for the kit you need but it should pay for itself in 12 months with the fuel im useing at the moment!
NopeNyteshade said:Question is does the place where you are going to do the conversion need to have any kind of license?
Statutory Instrument 1994 No. 1056slimjim said:Nope
As long as it's for personal use.