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Can You Run Your Car On Cooking Oil?

Jul 19, 2008
Before diesel became modern slang for somebody big and robust or just hardcore, it mostly applied to vehicles that were big tough work horses. Trucks, tractor-trailers, earthmoving machinery, some German cars. But it was never that popular as fuel for conventional everyday cars, which is really a shame, because diesel could have saved the consumer lots of money.

Diesel a less refined version of gasoline, all up it can costs the oil companies that make it around twenty five percent less per gallon to manufacture, although in saying that the end product itself usually costs a bit more than gasoline.

The advantage's of using diesel is that it gets both way better fuel economy and produces less pollution than regular gasoline, which is one of many reasons why it's very popular in the industrial fields. There's no particular reason that diesel was never popular for everyday conventional vehicles, aside from the fact that diesel engines were initially designed for industrial and 4x4 vehicles and have always had that association.

Prices for diesel are rising just like gas prices are, so they are not becoming very popular as a option to save on gas. This is compounded by the fact that most diesel vehicles that the average person would use are either pick up trucks 4x4 vehicles, not especially popular for city driving, or the imported foreign cars that may be hard to find.

Where diesel vehicles have an advantage is that, unlike your typical everyday automobile, they can burn a variety of fuels, all of which fall under the general definition of diesel. The one we hear about most often, and the one that's become most common, is biodiesel.

As the name biodiesel might have you thinking, biodiesel is produced from organic sources. It's has become so commercially popular that it's become necessary to make the distinction about what kind of diesel you're refering to.

Unfortunately, biodiesel tends to not be any cheaper than the regular gas, so while using it might make you feel better about using a sustainable resource, unfortunately it won't do much to help out your gas bill.

Did you know that there is another type of biodiesel out there. Suprisingly you can actually put used cooking oil in your diesel car, it will run without any kind of modification to the engine. This may be surprising most of you, this is no accidental discovery as this is exactly what diesel engines were designed to do.

When Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine, his objective was to create an engine that would run on vegetable oil, so that small farmers could compete with those who could afford the more expensive gasoline machinery.

Now this is an opportunity to save your hard earned cash. Also doing the right thing for the environment. If you have a diesel vehicle/engine, you can run it entirely on oils that your average local restaurant. this will give them the the opportunity to dispose of the old cooking oils also doing there bit for the enviroment. 99% of the time, they'll be happy to see you take it of there hands. After all it cost them money to dispose of the used cooking oils.

If you' willing to put in the work and learn more about using vegetable oil to run your car, it's very much possible to run your car for free. Which, you have to admit to yourself, it is a pretty big improvement over four dollars a gallon.
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