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    Used oil very hard to find

    G'Day Gang,

    I have been trying to find supplies of used cooking oil in Perth but have not found any. I spoke to a company that collects used oil and they will sell oil at 85cents a litre which puts it way out of reach for biodiesel production. He said they travel as far north as Broome to collect oil. I can't compete with that.
    Is there anyone in Perth getting around this problem?

    Cheers
    Dennis

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    Join Date
    Sep 2005
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    WA
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    Re: Used oil very hard to find

    Dennis,
    WARFA members have reported no problems getting oil.
    I have 2 suppliers providing over 400 litres per month (I am supplying friends with veggie oil as well as using it myself)
    With the low fuel prices at the moment, I am sure that you will be able to get adequate oil supplies.
    In the meantime, PM me and I will let you have some of my oil.

    Regards,
    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    Toyota Camry Hybrid - (Wife's Car)

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 All body panels, headlights, interior engine and ECU available.


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