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Used cooking oil to run diesels?

I was reading my Trailer Life (a camping mag) and it talked about RVers using used cooking oil from fast food places. They use it to run there diesel motor and it works fine. One couple travels like this all the time in their RV. Some say who use this, you have to filter the oil, and some say you shouldn't. If this works why don't people just go to a fast food place with their RV and fill up? It would probably be like England. They found out people were doing this and passed a way because people were escaping fuel taxes. I guess the old saying is true, "Don't steal, the Government doesn’t like competition" I thought this was interesting, and maybe this is a new way to drive our diesels.
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I saw a story on this on CNN months/yr ago. They showed a diesel pickup that ran on that stuff (Griesel or greasel)
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Why dont you try it in your durango and see if it works with gas too ?
















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Hey why not. I would think you'd need to mix it with normal diesel fuel or kerosene to make sure the mixture can be pumped smoothly. Most grease bins also contain bacon grease and other animal greases. These become solid under around 100F.

Not a bad idea, but not a step in the right derection for clean air emissions. Used cooking oil is one thing, but animal grease is another.
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Why dont you try it in your durango and see if it works with gas too ?

Thought about it, but I'm not that cheap. If you try it in you Infiniti, I might do it then













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yes i heard about this YEARS AGO, also too remember that movie that water and conduct electricy? well its true but ofcourse no one wants that to be known.



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as much as it cost to fill my mobile home up It waould be nice. The only thing is mine is gasoline.

You dont need a reason to ride, just gas money and lots of time.
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yes i heard about this YEARS AGO, also too remember that movie that water and conduct electricy? well its true but ofcourse no one wants that to be known.
Water and what Ken?????

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Some kid in a high school ran a VW Rabbit (diesel) with cooking grease from McDonald's. It smelt like french fries but ran. Main reason this isn't being pursued currently is because we don't have the infrastructure and it would seriously hurt the oil industry profits.

Using some form of clean vegatable oil would yield the same results but less smell. A kid can do it but car engineers can't??

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If i try it on my Prelude and it fails, will ya guys buy me a BMW?

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If i try it on my Prelude and it fails, will ya guys buy me a BMW?
Your Prelude is Diesel? Yeah, try it! I read some discussion about VW TDI guys doing this though.

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