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Old 06-25-07, 01:09 AM   #1
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UPDATE: An experiment in recycling and insanity

Update to the previous thread An experiment in recycling and insanity - Need your help

Bought the car, running on vegetable oil, slow but functional

Trunk is almost 100% covered



The first few clippings I did now really suck, I didn't have the technique down yet. I've now got it down and it turns out pretty well. I'm using polyurethane for a sealant and UV protector and its working well so far.

Problem now is Im starting to run out of bike pictures!
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I am looking at all the pictures you shellaced on your vehicle, trying to think which companies made what ads. I recognize the Townie, and that 36" bike from off the top of my head.

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Hows the vegetable oil running? I think thats a fascinating concept.
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Did you get a bio diesel thingamajig to clean clean the grease before putting it in your car? Different veggie oils (corn, sunflower, canola, etc.) have different weights and if mixed together, need to be heated so they fuse together to make them consistent.
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The old non-turbo mercedes diesels are always slow. They're heavy tanks.
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pictures of bicycles on a car are like .... ok nevermind. lol
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Update to the previous thread An experiment in recycling and insanity - Need your help

Bought the car, running on vegetable oil, slow but functional
careful of the feds, they have been going after people that run vegetable oil for not paying taxes.
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Hows the vegetable oil running? I think thats a fascinating concept.
Well, car performs no different and is actually slightly quieter

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Did you get a bio diesel thingamajig to clean clean the grease before putting it in your car? Different veggie oils (corn, sunflower, canola, etc.) have different weights and if mixed together, need to be heated so they fuse together to make them consistent.
The waste vegetable oil is filtered down to 2 micron and any water is removed. The car is setup with a heated fuel tank and heated filter

Biodiesel and straight vegetable oil are not the same also, both derived from vegetable oil but biodiesel uses a chemical catalyst to change its viscosity while running straight vegetable oil uses heat.

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pictures of bicycles on a car are like .... ok nevermind. lol
It is a bit of a perplexing statement but I recognize the need for a car and use it when necessary (which is very rarely). I mostly use the car to transport several bikes from the dump to be restored.
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The old non-turbo mercedes diesels are always slow. They're heavy tanks.
That's the slowest car I've ever driven.
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I consider it an exercise in patience I think all motorists need to be confined to sit behind a 240D to learn to slow down and theres no need to gun it to that next intersection
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