Originally Posted by imagine2frolic
I met a guy in California that collected oil from many different restaraunts. He filtered the oil, and dumped it in his 20yr old MBZ with no hassles at all. He hadn't paid for fuel in a year according to him?
He will probably eventually need a new motor
or if he's LUCKY new injectors. If he hasn't modded it.
of thumb is. Veggie oil, you modify the engine (fuel system, tank(s), etc), biodiesel, you make the fuel.
For info on SVO, WVO and "proper" Biodiesel, you might want to check into the Infopop forums
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There is also a good Australian (predominately) forum I recently discovered:
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and I know there's a few in the U.K. which depending on where you are could be essential in checking out legal
issues. (taxation etc as in some places the government
people with tax fraud etc)
I myself am looking into biodiesel (homemade) as I found the Veggie oil thing is a HUGE pain in most cases! That's before you even get into the fact that if you remove used oil from a restaurant you well may be stealing it as they often have contracts with renderers, etc.
Also, in making your own bio, you have to realize that it can be highly flammable and you have to work with some seriously hazadous chemicals so it also has a lot to do with if you have somewhere SAFE to do it!
For a general idea, see the 2nd and 3rd links in the following:
Articles and Information
I haven't transferred this info to my new forum yet so it's all I have at the moment in one place.
For Veggi itself, Frybrid has a good forum and it isn't just biased on their own products and has many warnings about the "bad guys" out there.
Greasil/Greasecar I believe has a forum too but unless they've changed they don't have the "greatest reputation"t though I still need to substantiate that claim as a few people have told me they've "changed their ways" recently.
It may not be boat related but Mercedesshop.com also has a bio forum and if I recall
there may be info on club smartcar also.
Hopefully some of this may help. It's all I can think of off the top oif my head
. Between the first few sources, there is probably a lot more info then you could ever use.