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Author Topic: veg oil now buy one 3ltr get one free at tesco, but should i use it  (Read 1340 times)
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« on: May 14, 2010, 09:18:47 PM »

Well i have used veg oil in the past, when it was cheap from supermarkets and mixed it acordingly to the weather etc,However i used it sometimes on a hi-ace, engine blew eventually, then my present estima, engine blew, but only used veg oil once, but then again didn,t do a oil change in over 12 mths, my fault.
Anyway Tescos are now doing (14/05/2010) 3ltrs for about �2-95, buy one get one free. So i,m thinking off buying again and doing the amount small to start off with, mixing into the tank with diesel on a small scale, what are members opinion on this, and don,t forget you get points as well, bargain.
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 09:41:31 PM »

YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But buy the �2,53 stuff  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 09:24:36 AM »

I'm pretty sure the Tesco deal is 3ltrs for �2.95 or 2 times 3ltrs for a fiver. Not buy one get one free.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 04:34:21 PM »

I'm pretty sure the Tesco deal is 3ltrs for �2.95 or 2 times 3ltrs for a fiver. Not buy one get one free.
Normally it is but it's on special offer between 13-18th of this month

Rapeseed �2.53 buy one get one free

Sunflower �2.95 buy one get one free

Hope the stocks are high I've ordered a lake of the stuff online, can't wait to see the delivery driver's face Cool
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 08:35:37 PM »

my tesco is both sunflower and rapeseed �2.95 bogof!!!!!!!!!!!!gonna stock up on that stuff!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 09:08:34 AM »

Been for a visit to my local Tesco Express a couple of times now and have got 48 bottles over the counter Cool

Police had a stop and search going on last night, don't think they were expecting a van with a boot load of veg Tongue

After a few questions on how legal it was, not sure he knew the rules on veg himself, he gave me a gentle warning to stick to the 2500 limit (that he had just heard about from me :sofa:) because HMCE could awkward sods when they wanted to be Cool
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010, 07:33:13 PM »

I managed to get 10 3ltr bottles in dundee today..that was all there was in 3 big tesco stores..and cleaned out the small local tesco..of 4 bottles..lol
need to try again...tomorrow
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010, 10:20:22 PM »

SPECIAL ALERT TO ALL FIFERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dunfermline and kirkcaldy are both getting deliveries tomorrow  Wink


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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2010, 10:22:51 PM »

pffffft...im going to dundee..lol
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010, 10:40:29 PM »

pffffft...im going to dundee..lol

Sorry - didn't ask about Dundee lol


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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 05:13:19 AM »

SPECIAL ALERT TO ALL FIFERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dunfermline and kirkcaldy are both getting deliveries tomorrow  Wink


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Not like Dunfermline need it that badly either, pallet was still chest high when I last popped in. 48 bottles bought, not including delivery batch yet. Wish it was closer to payday could have had enough fuel stocked up for the rest of the year at this rate Cool
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 05:33:52 PM »

I got 12 bottles of 3ltr veg today from Tesco... �2.53 a bottle buy1 get 1 free..  cheaper than going to Bookers.

�2.53 x 6 = �15.18 .. so 18 litres of veg for 84p litre.
buy 1 get one free means 6 bottles free makes 12 bottles for �15.18 ... so 42p litre.. BARGAIN !!!!

Only thing is it's an instore offer while current stocks last.... and restricted to 2 offers (4 bottles) per customer.
So buy 4 at a time..  Wink
Then put another 4 thru checkout... and so on.
I'm hoping to get some more 2moro before they all go.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2010, 05:37:08 PM »

Mince... you got lucky at your stores... ours are inforcing the restriction... but I have spoken to my boss and can get it daily til they run out or I run out of money..  Tongue
Backing it up for daventry meet..  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2010, 06:24:17 PM »

Glad the info was useful, but please can someone tell me how to go about using the damn stuff, as my wife thinks i,m going to blow the engine lol
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2010, 09:49:21 PM »

open 3 litre bottle..open fuel cap...and pour it in :-)
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 10:52:08 PM »

open 3 litre bottle..open fuel cap...and pour it in :-)

Like she said Grin

my wife thinks i,m going to blow the engine lol

Been there done that, we've all had a rather sceptical other half when starting out on veg she'll get used to it soon enough when she sees the savings Cool

My delivery was cancelled and as far as I know the promised delivery of veg never made it to Fife Cry
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 10:55:13 PM »

open 3 litre bottle..open fuel cap...and pour it in :-)

Like she said Grin

my wife thinks i,m going to blow the engine lol

Been there done that, we've all had a rather sceptical other half when starting out on veg she'll get used to it soon enough when she sees the savings Cool

What they said.

We all have panicked at first.

Do what we all did. -
1 litre this fill
3 litres next fill
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30 litres this fill (lol)


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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2010, 07:12:00 PM »

Its not quite as simple as posted earlier mate but not far from it.

Firstly you can put it straight in the tank but top up with diesel about 75/25 - 3ltr oil to 1ltr diesel,which is on the safe side as many will state!! some people run higher % well,at least in this weather,but the extra diesel helps to thin it down and soothe those old pump seals.OR you can do the same mix but hold it in a barrel/bath tub???!! lol till it mixes but most people just add it to the tank where it gets well mixed after driving over some of the monster pot holes we still have!!
Second is you can mix it with petrol which sets of a minor chemical reaction its thought and helps it to thin nicely,some people think it thins down easier this way but to be honest im yet to try so cant say for sure.
Personally, on mine with  a 3CT engine and the older mechanical pump,in this weather i run it 75/25 straight in the tank and have done for ages,never had an issue,in real cold weather like last winter i steered clear of it as it doesnt like getting cold and becomes thick and can cause fuel line/filter blockages,so common sense really,I only ever use fresh veg though so dont get confused with waste veg or WVO from someone,its a different kettle of fish,or chips,spring rolls ha ha ha h!!!!!! Grin and needs more work filtering etc.
The worst ive seen happen is the fuel pump seals go but thats really down to the age of the seals when it starts running on veg and struggling to hold the slightly extra effort  of moving the  thicker veg oil,it will not cause any problems elsewhere and will infact help with your MOT emissions [dont tell the tester!]
If your wifes unsure just add a small bottle at time until she accepts it and knows its not going to breakdown at tescos,they just dont understand!! lol but will understand the ��� saved in time im sure!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2010, 10:47:15 PM »

chips anyone!!!!!


Same as before what i have used in the past, 75/25 in warmer weather and don,t use in cold weather
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2010, 10:56:29 PM »

its always funny going too a meet and asking if any one has spare oil too fry some bacon. Its not easy poring a little oil from a 20ltr drum.
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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2010, 05:21:05 AM »

its always funny going too a meet and asking if any one has spare oil too fry some bacon. Its not easy poring a little oil from a 20ltr drum.

Funnily enough I usually only think about oil for frying after filling the car and all my oil has gone in the tank Tongue

I remember Daz struggling to find some a few years ago despite being in a field full of veg powered cars he could barely get a hold of enough oil to fry a sausage Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2010, 09:56:01 AM »

should of put the sausages on the manifold lol, 

TESCO OFFER NOW FINISHED, ESTI,S WIPED OUT STOCK LOL
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2010, 06:19:37 PM »

should of put the sausages on the manifold lol, 

TESCO OFFER NOW FINISHED, ESTI,S WIPED OUT STOCK LOL

Wouldn't bet on it being just Estis Lol

The bio board went bananas on this too, my 106 bottles is childs play compared to some folks Cool
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2010, 10:25:17 PM »

i managed 16 bottles..lol
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2010, 10:39:55 PM »

Only 2 less than me  Grin


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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2010, 01:04:22 PM »

Tesco has got  3x1litre bottle for 2.50 at the mo.
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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2010, 12:56:35 PM »

Do you need to change the diesel filter after you've used veg oil for the first time? Read in an earlier post that it can lift the muck from the bottom of the tank and block the filter?
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2010, 06:42:31 PM »

no the muck thats in the tank is from the diesel, the veg is just a very good cleaner so if your tank is dirty then it will clean it contact kernoman for a spare fuel filter. pop the veg in go for 50 50 mix veg and diesel. when you feel happy with that slowly up your mix of veg to what you feel comfertable with when i first used it i had no option but to put 90-10 veg mix in but had no problems
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2010, 06:48:14 PM »

Glad I saw this... reminded me I need to get my stash of 3 litre bottles and pour into 20 litre boxes ready to fill up for Daventry ... got 2 boxes of ktc ready for return run..  Wink
Actually used 2 x 3 litre bottles for COOKING... OMG !!!
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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2010, 09:31:29 PM »

Do you need to change the diesel filter after you've used veg oil for the first time? Read in an earlier post that it can lift the muck from the bottom of the tank and block the filter?

It can, and a spare filter is a worthy addition to the glove box. My experience was that I had no problems with just adding veg. Did a fuel filter change at the next service, but had no obvious extra muck in it.
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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2010, 06:49:27 PM »

I had more than a little muck in my tank, the mind boggles at the thought of what they were running on in Japan but most have no trouble at all Grin
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