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Author Topic: veg oil now buy one 3ltr get one free at tesco, but should i use it  (Read 1343 times)
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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 :-)

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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 »

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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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