View Poll Results: What kind of fuel do you burn?

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    What do you burn?

    I just got a new car (to me anyways). It's a Volkswagen TDI and gets 48mpg and is actually pretty quick... Came from a family that always had diesels, just curious what we all drive.


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    Re: What do you burn?

    Can we get vegetable oil added?



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    Re: What do you burn?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Can we get vegetable oil added?

    Don't know how to do that. I did burn biodiesel and the exhaust smelled like popcorn, pretty kewl.


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    Re: What do you burn?

    i use coal


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    Re: What do you burn?

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    i use coal
    Steam engines are so 1800's...


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    Re: What do you burn?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones View Post
    Don't know how to do that. I did burn biodiesel and the exhaust smelled like popcorn, pretty kewl.

    Not that I burn Vegetable oil, but have a friend who does. He converted his Jetta to veggie oil. Works good for him.



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    Re: What do you burn?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Not that I burn Vegetable oil, but have a friend who does. He converted his Jetta to veggie oil. Works good for him.
    I thought that was just some sort of myth...actually works huh?



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    Re: What do you burn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    I thought that was just some sort of myth...actually works huh?
    Heck, yer diesel will burn just about anything.

    But just wait until it drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, to watch that veggie oil solidify...

    Most guys I know who've made the conversion do two things. First, they preheat their oil, and insulate their fuel lines.

    Second, they have a separate tank for "starter fuel" for when it's cold.

    Otherwise, veggie oil should burn fine in your typical diesel.


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