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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15765 on: 25 February 2018, 16:26:11 »

I wouldn't disagree with that, although if you buy one with the rot already sorted, or you sort the rot yourself, it shouldn't be a constant worry after that. Needs keeping an eye on periodically though, undoubtedly.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15766 on: 25 February 2018, 16:36:58 »

I wouldn't disagree with that, although if you buy one with the rot already sorted, or you sort the rot yourself, it shouldn't be a constant worry after that. Needs keeping an eye on periodically though, undoubtedly.
And probably the salt washing off regularly in the winter months :)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15767 on: 25 February 2018, 16:48:14 »

I suspect that cars capable of running on veggie oil will fall foul of emissions standards as they get tighter, so it will come to an end sooner than later.  :-\

I've run two cars on veggie oil and while I saved cash and enjoyed beating the system, it was a faff to be honest and I only ever used clean oil from Costco in 20 litre bottles.  :y 
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15768 on: 25 February 2018, 17:14:34 »

This needs a little bit of experience and trial and error tbh. but its best to let the oil sit and settle for at least a few days, so any fat or other crap will sit at the bottom of the containers. Its much easier to avoid tipping it in your filters then.
If anyone on here decides to have a go, Im not an expert, but will willingly give advice if I can.
The forum in the link above has plenty of info, but its arranged in a bit of a chaotic fashion and it can take a bit of digging to find what you need.

As with most things in life!  :y

However it certainly does give me pause for thought, as someone who spends over £300pcm on diesel! That said, there is some kind of logistics involved in obtaing 50l+ of the stuff per week and disposing of all the waste cans and the residual unusable fat/water/crud (maybe 5% by volume?). Still, probably worth it for near free fuel.

Plus I've got a real hankering for a 1990's volvo - 740 maybe 8)
Obtaining the amount you need may well be a matter of putting in the initial legwork, and a certain amount of luck as to how many restaurants are in your locality.
I don't like walking in cold and asking,and would probably make my life a bit easier if I did. Some people on the forum have their own little websites for their area and these are the people who often end up with the problem of too much oil.
Legally,a waste transfer note needs to be given to whoever you collect the oil from, but this is a very simple procedure.
The document is downloadable from the forum and can then be copied.
This satisfies the requirement for a paper trail to discourage people tipping down the drain.
Disposal of containers - I squash them down, put them in black bin liners and chuck them in the skip ot my local tip.
Disposal of leftover, fatty stuff can be a little more tricky. In theory it can be put in  the waste cooking oil tank at your local tip, if they have one, but most of the tips seem to have a resident "little hitler" who wants to argue about it.
It can be collected up until you have a reasonable quantity and then given to someone who makes biodiesel, if you have someone localish who does this.
It might be crap as WVO, but biodiesel producers will usually still be able to make use of it.
As TB says these cars are often slow by modern standards, although the Turbo,d 2190 on ebay can probably shift along nicely.
Also my first wvo car was a Cavalier 1,7 TD, and it was reasonably quick. In fact it was a hoot to drive, until I killed it dead.
I don't mind driving something slowish like my 190. It just requires a different technique. Get it up to speed and then try hard not to slow down. A bit like driving a truck really.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15769 on: 25 February 2018, 17:17:33 »

I suspect that cars capable of running on veggie oil will fall foul of emissions standards as they get tighter, so it will come to an end sooner than later.  :-\

I've run two cars on veggie oil and while I saved cash and enjoyed beating the system, it was a faff to be honest and I only ever used clean oil from Costco in 20 litre bottles.  :y

They tend to leave old cars alone as they die a natural death over time, so it isn't worth the admin of legislating for them.
It can be a faf, but it depends on circumstances and setup. I don't really have space to do it at home, so my small and basic system lives in the boot of the car and filtering / filling is done at work.
People with plenty of space at home have setups which require less messing around, once set up and can be used just like a pump at a fuel station.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15770 on: 25 February 2018, 17:18:52 »

I wouldn't disagree with that, although if you buy one with the rot already sorted, or you sort the rot yourself, it shouldn't be a constant worry after that. Needs keeping an eye on periodically though, undoubtedly.
And probably the salt washing off regularly in the winter months :)

I slap plenty of underseal on after welding to help with this, but I always give the car a bit of a blast underneath when washing them out of habit anyway.
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« Reply #15771 on: 25 February 2018, 19:03:55 »

They ainít cheap are they  :o

Do 406ís from 2000 era have these Bosch pumps?

Hdi from that era and no likey veggy oil ::)

Older 1.9Td will happily run on it though so up to about T reg
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15772 on: 25 February 2018, 19:37:39 »

Maybe if you could find a 1976 car, you could go for No tax, no MOT and no fuel costs  :D

Just the insurance to eliminate now...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15773 on: 25 February 2018, 19:56:35 »

The one thing I cant avoid, and it really pisses me of is VED. Although if me and the car live long enough I might manage it.
Cant remember the criteria at the moment. Rolling 35 years ?  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15774 on: 25 February 2018, 20:01:55 »

Not sure, atm its 1976, but iirc its been that for a while....  :-\
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15775 on: 25 February 2018, 20:14:46 »

Dunno, Ive lost track of it all. I had a feeling someone restored the rolling xx years, but I may be wrong. Cant be arsed googling it at the moment tbh. Got my roast pork to eat, and a bottle of Hop house 13 to wash it down with.  ;)
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15776 on: 25 February 2018, 20:36:55 »

ved exemption is rolling 40yrs soon to be joined by mot's from may 2018.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15777 on: 25 February 2018, 20:45:05 »

In that case I have 12 years to go. It will soon fly by.  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15778 on: 25 February 2018, 20:51:12 »

I've got a 1976 avenger and a 71 avenger.. that have been sat in the garden for nearly 19 and 13 years respectively. and they still move and are not totally rusted away surprisingly..
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #15779 on: 25 February 2018, 21:05:20 »

That is surprising. I had two of them, both seven years old and they were rotten as a pear. ;D
I liked them though. They were a good Escort alternative in their day. :y
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