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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:35 pm 
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The CRD is continuing to run so well I decided to sell my old 1980 300d greasecar. It was sad to see it drive off yesterday, but I'm no longer driving it. Once I'd gotten used to veg powered torque of the crd, there is no going back to a non turbo 32 year old merc. Vaya con Dios, Mercedes.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:09 am 
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On a sad note I heard the new owner totaled the mercedes the next day.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:25 am 
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So, it's been a long time since I posted any updates. The jeep continues to run perfectly on veg. My commute is only 14 miles each way and we've had some cold mornings in the last month. But, I decided to track my mileage the last time I filled the diesel tank. I think I have a much shorter commute than GreasyBob, so I use diesel more frequently for my start up and purges. But, still I got 91mpg of diesel on my last tank. Suck that Prius! I expect better mileage as the summer months settle in and the ambient temperature requires less diesel to reach switch over temp.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:37 am 
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I was thinking of making the spare tire the diesel tank, therefore, I would make it smaller for weight purposes. Then I would convert the diesel tank to wvo.
What do you think about this setup. I've been burning wvo in my 7.3L F250 with A Golden Fuel Systems kit for 7 years now. But the wife was driving the Jeep so I didn't do a complete conversion on it. But now that she has another jeep crd to drive I got one to do a complete conversion on and this is what I've been considering.

your thoughts and suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:31 pm 
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Thought I'd throw another update out. I now have close to 50k veg miles and still not even a hiccup. I love this truck. The system has paid for itself and I'm now driving on the cheap! Looking forward to some serious road trips in 2014!


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:13 pm 
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if you drive to south florida I will give you 500# of grease so you can make it back.

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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:20 am 
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I'm very glad to find this thread. I'm new here and also now to the CRD. I wanted my wife to have 4wheel drive options and she wanted a diesel. The CRD was an easy decision. I've been interested in WVO for a few years but am usually traveling and moving too much to find a VO source and a reliable car worthy of the conversion. Now, my wife and I are finally in a situation to make it happen. I know I have A LOT of learning to do but I have read the WVO bible and started a couple of other great dialogues with friends. Of course, the internet is endless.

Just thought I'd start some dialogue here, also.

GreasyBob, I've read a lot of your posts about the CRD over a few websites but I noticed you hadn't posted in quite some time. Glad to see you're still active here. I'll be asking you a lot of questions.

acuboy, where in the Bay Area are you located? My wife and I will be living in Pacifica by November. Hoping to have the CRD converted by spring and possibly will have added an 80's Mercedes to my driveway by then.

Hope to talk soon.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Find a grease source and start collecting and filtering now. Converting to grease is easy. Constantly gathering and filtering is the hard part.

I read it is much harder in California to find grease cheap and of good quality. Filtering is no walk in the park either.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:41 pm 
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Hi Mitchisword,

I'm over in Oakland, so not far from you. The CRD has continued to be a great veg rig. Greasybob is right. The collection and filtering is the toughest part. It has gotten a little hard to find oil in the Bay Area, but I stopped trying restaurants and found a great source in a catering company. Good luck!!


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:54 am 
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Thought I'd throw out another update since I haven't posted here in over a year. The CRD is still running perfectly on veg oil. I still haven't had a single issue related to wvo system. I gotta give it up for PlantDrive. They installed a great system. I've put on about another 20k miles since my last post, so I'm up around 70k veg miles now. I consider the experiment pretty much done. The CRD is a great veg rig.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:58 pm 
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Another year... almost all veg miles... still zero issues. This vehicle has waaaaaay since paid for itself in fuel savings. My plan now is to slowly convert it into a mad max adventure rig for me and my 6 year old boy to explore the country. With the diesel tank full and the 33 gallon veg tank I have some serious range!


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:48 pm 
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Well, another year has passed and another 10k veggie oil miles with zero problems. I'd say the experiment of whether or not the crd is a good veggie oil rig has been answered. Happy motoring!

-duncan


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:50 am 
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I've spent the past three-years elsewhere on LJ doing battle with various systems on my CRD. Given my past experience with WVO, I finally decided to scope this thread.
I used to perform WVO-conversions to 85-94 ford 6.9/7.3's. Driven around 150k on WVO. Many battles, including much winter driving in -10f in the high Nevada desert. Experimented with many system designs: fuel pumps, filtration, heated tanks, heated lines, valves and gauges.
I will go back and finish reviewing ALL of the contributions to this thread and then supply my two cents.
WVO can be a complete pita, but there's little to compare with the satisfaction of chugging down the road flipping-off fuel-pumps.

FOR NOW:
I started reviewing this thread and on the second page crashed head-on into the OVERT racism belched-out by "DieselJeepLuvr".
Outside of a kkk board, on what fn planet is that acceptable?
Where the F are the Moderators???
Seriously, it is not just a question of being "PC"; that is phenomenally offensive and should NOT be on a vehicle board!
This is NOT the place to vent your racist (or religious/political) views. Those who share his views can pm each other to their hearts content, but leave the rest of the board out of it!
Bonking political heads can be entertaining (and annoying and boring) and is not a huge deal. However, making light of open racism is.
Our family is patriotic, very much including my adult African-American sons. In our family, overt racism is as offensive as it is UN-AMERICAN! The fact that 'luvr' used the racist slur "sand... er" to degrade Mid-Easterners, not US Black folks, is irrelevant. What you quickly learn living together in a mixed-race family is that if you just shut-up and ride shotgun with bigots, rest assured your group will be their next target.
Fwiw, I am a gun-loving outdoor fanatic and political moderate. But that shouldn't matter: THIS IS A VEHICLE BOARD NOT A LITTERBOX for personal bigotry. Vent elsewhere.
- "Luvr": please edit or delete your offending post, OR
- Moderator: take appropriate action!
Once corrected, I'll edit-out this complaint.


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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:05 am 
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Gypsy,

My deepest apologies. The term used that has upset you so, I learned from my best friend while serving in Desert Storm. He's Afro-American, educated and a patriot. My father served 3 tours in Vietnam and has "a thing" against them (I don't). My Grandfather served on 4 ships in the Merchant Marines during WW2 and has "a thing" against Germans and Italians. I got a lecture about owning a German owned and Italian powered Jeep... To each his own.

Again, my deepest apologies.

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 Post subject: Re: The conversion has begun!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:09 pm 
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(I haven't looked at this thread in months)

Here's an idea:
Go back to your post on page 2 and EDIT this sentence to remove the overt racism. Maybe instead of
"2. Every gallon of WVO I use is just that much less money out of some sand ...er czar's wallet!"

You could just say somethin' like
2. Every gallon of WVO I use is just that much less money out of some 'Saudi billionare's' wallet!

Whatever, just please remove the racist reference to "sand ...er" and I'd be more than glad to delete my above post calling you out, and we can get back to TALKIN' JEEPS, which is what this board is for.
Thanks


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