Veg Oil Update

Well, we’ve now used up a whole tank, with good results:

40 litres of diesel @ £1.43.9
+ 20 litres of new and unused cooking oil @ £20.00

gives the cost of a tank @ £77.56 (this is equivalent to £1.29.3/litre)

Mileage has gone up too 😀 so we now get 690 miles out of a tank before the warning light comes on. This equates to almost 55 mpg, a 10% increase on the best we’ve seen previously, which was already a pretty good figure. Continue reading Veg Oil Update

Running a Car on Cooking Oil

OK, this is the next crazy idea. I’ve done this before with a renault clio, but unfortunately I had to scrap it shortly after, so I’m giving it another go with this car, (a renault laguna 1.9 dCi turbo diesel).

So far as I can see, there are relatively few drawbacks to using vegetable oil, the main one to worry about though, is that it’s thicker than diesel. Naturally, this puts extra strain on the fuel and injector pumps, and can possibly lead to clogging of filters, injectors and stuff. Continue reading Running a Car on Cooking Oil