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Cooking oil powered? #1656677
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There's a clip of a guy pouring what looks like cooking oil into his fuel tank in a supermarket car park. I assume he either has run out of fuel or more likely thinks it's cheaper, how would a car run on this , if at all? Assume it must be a diesel.

Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656681
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Sounds like he's running it on Grizzle, a mixture of oil cooking oil, normally chip shop waste oil and white spirit.

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A diesel car will run on veg oil. The problem is in cold weather as it thickens or solidifies. The solution is bio diesel.


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Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: Countrycruising] #1656687
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Grizzle


Never heard that one laugh


BumbleBee back:)
Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656688
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I've heard of vehicles running on chip shop oil but assumed it had to be processed/refined or added too in some way, white spirit makes more sense but wouldn't have thought it that much cheaper.

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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Grizzle


Never heard that one laugh


Good isn't it laugh

Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656692
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Originally Posted by respace
I've heard of vehicles running on chip shop oil but assumed it had to be processed/refined or added too in some way, white spirit makes more sense but wouldn't have thought it that much cheaper.


Someone I knew used to filter the old oil through a pair of tights, lol

Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: Edinburgh] #1656695
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
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Grizzle


Never heard that one laugh

I'd have thought chip oil and white spirit were stereotypically Scotish cuisine?

Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656697
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Originally Posted by respace
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Grizzle


Never heard that one laugh

I'd have thought chip oil and white spirit were stereotypically Scotish cuisine?


Amber spirit please…
beer


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With the chip oil it would be vaguely amber? On a serious note I once worked with a Glaswegian alcoholic who did drink surgical spirit occasionally diluted with Diamond White.

Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656699
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Originally Posted by respace
With the chip oil it would be vaguely amber? On a serious note I once worked with a Glaswegian alcoholic who did drink surgical spirit occasionally diluted with Diamond White.


I’ve worked with alcoholics in the past as a carer, some very iffy moments including suicidal. A chap so bad with alcoholism he lost the power to walk and landed up in a wheel chair. I would arrive at his flat and he would be on the floor crying begging for help. Turns out we used to drink together back in the 80s, I never realised this until much later. The mess I’ve seen would open your eyes to say the least.

Amber=whisky. laugh


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Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656710
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When veg oil was less than £1 a litre we used to run our Mazda Bongo on a mix with diesel. Literally bought a 5 litre catering bottle of rapeseed oil and shoved it in the tank. It ran very well on it, but as noted above, in cold weather we put more diesel in to dilute.

Wasn't the diesel engine first designed to run on peanut oil?

As veg oil is more viscous than diesel it can be hard on fuel pumps, so we switched back to diesel when prices came down. It was a shame that biodiesel didn't really take off in our local area as I'd have given that a go.

Re: Cooking oil powered? [Re: respace] #1656729
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About 20 years ago, my mate used to use used cooking oil from his local pub to run his old Transit. Just filtered it and added a bit of diesel.
Soon, companies were buying up used cooking oil so voraciously that it was no longer an option. I think McDonald's claim to run their trucks on it, don't they?

Anyway, from what I've just read, 80% of our sunflower oil comes from Russia and Ukraine, so we're about to run out. Another alternative fuel source bites the dust...!

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Quick! Plant some sunflowers while you can still get the seeds! laugh


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