posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by woogleuk
Not sure if you have the option of dual tanks, but the folks that I have talked to that use waste veg oil, start their vehicle on reg diesel and
switch tanks after 3 minutes or so, then run of veg until they are ready to shut down the engine and switch back to diesel for a 3 minute flush to
keep any potential veg oil issues at bay..
From memory, they don't convert the oil, but once they get a fresh batch of waste oil in their holding tanks, they let it settle for a few days until
the majority of the solids sink to the bottom of their holding tank, then they either drain off the sludge or just siphon from the top...
Other than that, have some spare fuel filters and you are good to go..
I am still taking mental notes on the waste veg oil way to cut the diesel fuel costs before I look into getting a diesel myself, for now the price at
the pump is and has been pretty steep.
So far no issues running the waste oil, as long as the warm up and cool down periods are adhered to using reg diesel..
Anyone else around here been trying the same method?
Thinking on it a bit, I remember back when I flipped burgers at McDonalds, during the late shift, we actually ran the frying oils through a pumped
filter system to clean it, that could be a better way to eliminate the particulates before transferring the waste oil into your holding tanks...
might be sm9oething that you could purchase through an auction for a reasonable price..
edit on Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:51:42 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: (no reason given)