I love my pickup... been successfully running WVO for several years now. However, the wife would like a car, preferably a sedan. Because everything's been running so smoothly with the truck I've convinced her to go veggie with the future car (don't worry, we're keeping the truck!). The only thing is, I don't know which model of car is best for running veg.
In your experience, what makes, models, years of cars run best on WVO?
I've been searching for a month. The best vehicles are indirect injection engines. I know the AAZ code engine. I live in turkey. In a few days I will buy a car with vw golf 3 aaz. I'm going to use the vaste vegetable oil for this engine.
I've got a 03 jetta sedan that you maybe interested in, runs clean and has a simple really great system in it, see my ad in the for sale section
2016 GMC Canyon, 2.8 4 Cyl Duramax
As the guy lives in Turkey I seriously doubt he would be interested in buying your car and arranging transport.
You can't run any vehicle with a DPF, which rules out 2006 and newer.
The '96-2005 VW TDI's have a good track record if done correctly.
80'2 and 90's M-B's are good also.
The biggest problem at this point is having to buy a car that is at least 11 years old, without a lot of miles or rust on it.
The floors can rust out of VW's and the front shock tower rusts on 90's M-B's.
DON'T get an old cheap beater 'just in case'. You need good compression to ensure complete combustion.
1-tank Elsbett VW TDI , 220,000 WVO miles.
and a '92 F-250 with only a FPHE
I have had great success with single tank elsbett-style conversions in my 1981 Isuzu I-Marks. I have one sedan and one LS (2-door couple). Between the two cars, I have ran about 100k miles of WVO through the stock (un-rebuilt) engines. Much like the Isuzu P'up trucks, the engines in these sedans are extremely well engineered IDI diesel engines which thrive on WVO. These cars/engines are far more reliable than the 80s VW diesels, as they almost never have cooling system problems. The biggest issue that I have encountered with them is that the interior wears out easily, particularly the seats... but I am a pretty big guy (200+ pounds / 6" tall) so the seats are a bit small for me.
Elsewhere in the world, they were sold as Opel Kadetts and Holden Gemini. The engine I am familiar with is called the 4FB1.
I used to work as a certified installer for Plantdrive here in the states, and aside from the old IDI Mercedes engines, I have never found engines that thrive on WVO as much as the early 80s Isuzu engines do.
Best of luck!
Welcome to the forum.
That brings back memories.
I had a Holden Gemini Diesel. It was a great little car.
They were brought into Australia as knock-down kits from Japan and assembled in Brisbane.
Only guessing but I probably had 100km on it using biodiesel.
The engine never missed a beat but rust finally put it off the road.
The Diesel engine still lives in a boat my friend made.
If they were still sold new I would buy one tomorrow
You make a very valid point
2016 GMC Canyon, 2.8 4 Cyl Duramax
I have had around ten veggie vehicle, by far the best of them all was a Jeep Liberty CRD. 140k grease miles and running perfect when I wrecked it. Twisted it all up. What a waste of a great vehicle.
In Fort Lauderdale running a 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD 2 veg tanks HOH 2 upgraded greasecar vavles 3/8 fuel line 5/8 heater line HOH Hose wrapped filter. Injector Line heater on the Common Rail. 2nd car 2005 Mercedes CDI, Raw Power fuel pump, 36 gallon veg tank in trunk coolant heated HOH, rubber hose wrapped fuel filter, FPHE, 3 greasecar valves, Common rail line heater.