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Originally posted by schuyler
Originally posted by CaptChaos
Sailboat. Bicycle. Horse.
There won't be any fuel. Duh.
There won't be anyone to USE the fuel that's sitting in tanks all over the country. All you need is a siphon hose. That's why my Duramax diesel (with the Allison) will work just fine. If I can't find diesel (highly unlikely) I'll just pull up to a McDonalds and use the frier oil. The Duramax will burn just about anything.
Originally posted by schuyler
reply to post by hawkiye
It will run straight soybean oil with no processing at all. But I jest anyway. The main point I have is that it is not true there will be no fuel available. Indeed, there will be ample fuel available with little competition for it, and it will be free. I don't know how big your typical gas station fuel tank is, but it must be several thousand gallons. Gas stations are conveniently located along all roads. This begs the question of whether you need to move around much, but all things being equal, you'd never run out of fuel.
Now people will say, "Well, if it's an EMP blast your vehicle will be useless." True enough. If the atmosphere is stripped from the Earth or the Sun blows up, the vehicles also will be useless. We can make up plenty of scenarios where vehicles will be useless, but this thread is about what vehicles would not be useless. So let that happen.
There's a book called "Earth Abides" by George Stewart written in 1949 that tells the story of a post-apocalyptic America where only a few survived a great plague. Part of the plot is a sortie out of San Francisco of some of the survivors trying to scope out the extent of the issue. They take a jeep and a siphon, and never run out of fuel.
Originally posted by II HAL II
I would choose this bad boy...
I know, it's not off the shelf, but hey... I'm sure me, the A-Team and Macgyver could knock one up in a few hoursedit on 28-8-2012 by II HAL II because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hawkiye
Well then if it will burn straight soybean oil the engine must already be set up for it however you need two different type of injectors to burn straight unprocessed oil and regular diesel and separate tanks etc.. You would still need to filter out food particles of fryer oil. Also you probably have to at least in cold weather start it on regular diesel or need some sort of heating element. Maybe I need to look into the duromax to see what all they are set up to do.
Update: Ok I just did a search on the Duromax and can't find anything on it burning unprocessed soybean oil without modification. Would you mind telling me where you got your information? Everything I am reading is on it burning "bio diesel" made from soybean oil or other veggie oil. Most people are burning a blend of conventional and bio diesel. So what I said originally is most likely correct unless I am missing something.