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insane or what? <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/exclamation.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':exla:'>
 
It seems that some people have been doing this for ages.

ROTFLMAO, here's me worrying about whether or not to use unleaded or super and these guys are running their diesels on Vege Oil!
 
As I mentioned in another topic, a friend of mine has been running a Transit on used chip shop oil for several years.

He tried to get me to run my Vito CDi on it, but I was'nt too keen!!

Back in a previous career as a farmer, we used to grow oilseed rape to make biodiesel. Basically the same as any vegetable oil but with the tax. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

I have always run diesels until now, and have experimented with many ways of trying to remove the red dye from non-taxed diesel, none were very successful. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>

I have to say if I had a diesel now I would be very tempted to try it. Would be easy enough to set up some settlement tanks and a filtration unit to get rid of the rubbish.

I like the idea of running a motor for free, just collect or even charge the local chippy to take away the used oil. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/banana.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':bannana:'>

Dave, are you going to try it?
 
Household heating oil runs well too, but I noticed the acceleration is slower. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/colgate.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':colgate:'>
 
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Best not to use it just before the MOT and it is best to mix it 50/50 with diesel..............so i heard!!
 
You actually have to have two tanks for this to work.

The car starts up on diesel, until the oil is heated, then the intake is switched to the oil.

It works very well on 602 engines e.g. 250D 124 series, 190D 2.5 and all TD sprinters (non-common-rail engines)

I also think some modification is needed on the injector pump or similiar...

Can dig up some info i read a couple fo years back if anyone is interested... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/banana.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':bannana:'>
 
Hmmmmmmm......

Just a reminder that if you get caught running your motor on red diesel (or a mix thereof) you forfeit the vehicle (and trailer / caravan <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/crazy.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':crazy:'> ) which make savings on fuel a tad diproportionate!!!

Doesn't seem fair if it was a previous owner ran it on Red, and there is still a trace of dye?! (and heating oil is Red Diesel?&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

Far better to get an accountant and beat the system legally!!

<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/slayer.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':rock:'>
 
You can use your own Vegetable Oil, as long as you pay the proportionate about to the tax man. Still works out cheaper than filling pump diesel.
 
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Regular 28 &amp; 35 second heating oil or kerosene is 'white' or clear just like road diesel, it is just a bit thicker so does not combust quite as readily as diesel. This can cause more smoke, so it is best to mix it with diesel to thin it.

Heating oil is around 20p/litre, red diesel is about 28p/litre. There are ways to remove the dye from red diesel. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> but I couldn't divuldge that information. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

I drove a diesel/lpg conversion Sprinter a while back, it's like a boost of nitrous but not as fierce. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>
 
I can't say as I like the idea of my car smelling like a chip-shop to be honest.  

Did anyone see Top Gears demo of this in last Sunday's programme - got an RAC chap to run an older Volvo estate on it.  Worked no problem.

JIMMY:  think I'll give it a miss mate  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':hehe:'>
 

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