simonr Posted November 7, 2005 Share Posted November 7, 2005 I had an interesting chat today with a company selling kits to allow diesel engines to run off ordinary cooking oil (not biodiesel at all). The kit comprises a second tank (for the oil), a heater / heat exchanger (to lower its viscosity) a change-over valve, a purge valve & pump (to switch back to ordinary diesel quickly), filters, hoses & wiring. It is designed to work with either reclaimed oil which has been filtered and treated with methanol or plain cooking oil from supermarkets etc. He says that you can buy oil from Asda for about 45p a litre and if you go to an oil miller, less than 25p. I wondered what level of interest there would be in such conversion kits being available specifically for Land Rovers (with the correct fittings etc) and whether it would be worth colaborating with them to develop one? I was thinking about buying one for my SV (me being a lot poorer now!) but wondered if you lot had any opinions of this as a concept or even direct experience. The payback time, even if you pay the duty at 27p per litre, seems to be in the order of a year (based on 28mpg and 10k per year). Until today, I was a bit confused by all the options - but this does seem to make it simple! Si Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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