Friday 22 June 2007

The car is currently at Glastonbury festival having a bit of a break from it all. It was filled up from Costco modified soya oil (49p/litre) and is still running fine, no cold starting problems and very smooth once warmed up. Soya oil is far from carbon neutral but we are working towards carbon neutral and we want to know which oils work well and which don't. I have picked up some nice thick front carpets from a 2.5-16v (cosworth) which will hopefully help keep the noise from the diesel engine down, its quieter when running on vegetable oil due to the lubrication properties but its still a 20 year old diesel lump thats seen plenty of miles. Due to the recent announcement that the date has been set for the HMRC rule change the europe trip will be moved up a gear, its more important than ever to alert people to the possibility of using this fuel. We are planning for the end of August. I just need to learn how to say 'Can I have your old cooking oil' in lots of languages :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow dude, never thought a car could run of vegetable oil. Could we make potato fries in the tank at the same time?
You rock man, I live in Spain, do come and visit Jorge from Barcelona
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