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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Vehicles converted to Used Cooking Oil

    The following vehicles have been reported by members of this forum as being converted to use Used Cooking Oil as a fuel.

    These are 2 tank conversions, unless otherwise stated.

    Cement Mixer Electric Start 8hp - NON TURBO !!!

    Deutz 3 cyl diesel
    Deutz 2 cyl diesel

    Ford F250 2003 powerstroke
    Ford 2004 Courier 2.5TD
    Ford Ranger (pre TDCi) 2004,2006

    Holden/Isuzu Jackaroo 19?? 2.4L 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Holden/Isuzu Jackaroo 1998 4JG2 3.1L 4-cyl Di turbo diesel 45,000km on WVO 2 tank home built system 6 solenoid valves.

    Hummer H1

    Kubota tractor bio/SVO blend

    Landrover Discovery 1994 300TDI

    Mazda Capella 1990 2.0L 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Mazda Capella 1990 2.0L 4-cyl supercharged diesel

    Mercedes Benz 19?? 240D

    Mercedes Benz 1978 W123 300D 3.0L 5-cyl n/a diesel
    Mercedes Benz 1978 W123 300D, 3.0L 5-cyl Elsbett one tank system.
    Mercedes Benz 1980 W123 300D 3.0L 5-cyl n/a diesel Tony from West Oz
    Mercedes Benz 1980 W123 300TD 3.0L 5-cyl turbo diesel Tony from West Oz
    Mercedes Benz 1981 W123 300D 3.0L 5-cyl n/a diesel
    Mercedes Benz 1984 W123 300D 3.0L 5-cyl n/a diesel

    Mercedes Benz 1993 W124 300D 3.0L 6-cyl n/a diesel Tony from West Oz, Fitian

    Mercedes Benz 1994 C250D Engine: OM605, 5 cylinder 20 valve with Bosch in-line mechanical pump
    Mercedes Benz 1995 C250D 5 cyl n/a diesel

    Mercedes Benz 1990 190D 2.5L OM602 1 tank with 30 plate HE. total 318000kms, wvo/svo for 50000kms,

    Mitsubish Pajero 1985 4x4 4 cyl 4d55/4d56 (2.3/2.5/2.8)
    Mitsubish Triton 1994 ?.? 4 cyl n/a diesel
    Mitsubish Triton 1997 ?.? 4 cyl n/a diesel
    Mitsubishi Triton dual cab 2000 MK n/a 2.8l diesel 30,000km so far with 1 fuel filter change (March 2011).

    Nissan Navara 1984 ?.? 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Nissan Navara 1988 4x4 2.7L 4-cyl n/a diesel

    Nissan Patrol 1980 MQ series 3.3L 6-cyl turbo diesel
    Nissan Patrol 1981 MQ series 3.3L 6-cyl n/a diesel WVO since 2005
    Nissan Patrol 1984 MQ series 3.3L 6-cyl n/a diesel
    Nissan Patrol 1986 MK series SD33 3.3 6cyl IDI Single tank 100% SVO unconverted engine (soon to add heaters)
    Nissan Partol 1996 TrayBack TD42.
    Nissan Patrol 1996 GQ series 3.3L 6cyl n/a diesel converted Sept 2006 42,000kms
    Nissan Patrol 19?? GQ series 4.2L 6-cyl n/a diesel
    Nissan Patrol 1995 GQ RD28T 2.8 litre 6 cyl turbo diesel.
    Nissan Patrol 1999 GU Y61 RD28T
    Nissan Patrol 2005 GU TD42 TDi 4.2 litre 6 cyl turbo intercooled diesel.
    Nissan Terrano 19?? 2.7L 4-cyl turbo diesel

    Nissan RD2.8t 1998,1999
    Nissan 4.2TD 1996,2001,2004

    Powerboat 52ft 671GM diesel

    Ssangyong Musso 2006 2.9 Turbodiesel Indirect Injection, Inline Pump (a Mercedes designed engine made in Korea) Single tank, no modifications. Starts and runs well in warmer weather on 100% veggie, in cooler months, 10% ULP improves cold starting.

    Toyota Corolla 1992 LX 2.0L 4-cyl n/a diesel

    Toyota Hiace Van 1990 2.4L 4 cyl n/a diesel, converted 2003
    Toyota Hiace Van 1992 ?.? 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Hiace Van 1998 3.0L 4 cyl n/a diesel, converted 2006, 40,000+km
    Toyota Hiace Van 2003 “5L” engine 3.0 litre 4 cyl n/a diesel, converted 2008, 30,000 km on WVO

    Toyota Hilux Surf (4runner) 19?? ?.? 4-cyl n/a diesel converted WVO since 2006 80,000 kms
    Toyota Hilux Surf (4runner) 19?? 2.4 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Hilux Ute 1981 (2wd) ?.? 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Hilux Ute 1989 2.8 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Hilux Ute 1989 2.8 4-cyl turbo diesel
    Toyota Hilux Surf 1990 2.8 4-cyl n/a IDI diesel converted 14/6/2008
    Toyota Hilux Dual Cab Ute 1992 (4wd) ?.? 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Hilux Ute 1994 2.8lt 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Hilux 4x4 1997 veg oil 2 tank conversion, runs like a dream.hobie1kanobie

    Toyota Landcruiser 80, 1990, Engine:1HD-T copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, Toyota fuel solenoids and filters.
    Toyota LandCruiser 1980 HJ45 series troopy 3.6 6-cyl n/a diesel converted 18/01/2008
    Toyota Landcruiser 1989 60 series wagon HJ61 12-HT 4.0 6-cyl Di turbo diesel (factory turbo)
    Toyota LandCruiser 1989 60 series wagon 4.0 6-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota LandCruiser 1990 80 series wagon 4.2 6-cyl 1HDJ81 Di turbo diesel
    Toyota LandCruiser 1990 75 series Cab Chassis 4.2 6-cyl n/a diesel - converted late 2007 4,500 km
    Toyota Landcruiser (Troopy) 1991 HZJ75 - Two Tank System- 90ltr Dino / 140ltr WVO, 30 plate HE, CAV filter, 20 plate HE, 2 x 6 way pollack valves (one for delayed purge changeover) = 8000km on WVO and counting.
    Toyota LandCruiser 1991 HZJ 75 troopy 4.2 6-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota LandCruiser 1998 HZJ 75 troopy 4.2 6-cyl n/a IDI diesel - converted 5/1/2008 - 2 tank system - 40,000 km on WVO @ 17/8/2008
    Toyota Tarago 19?? 2.4 4-cyl n/a diesel
    Toyota Trayback Commercials 3l TD : Both 2000+ Imports Di's

    Toyota Limited Edition SUPER CUSTOM 2005 2.8 EFI Diesel Turbo, 115,620 KM on WVO. goldenfuel

    Water Pump 5hp - NON TURBO !!!!

    If members wish to add to this list, please contact a Moderator to edit this post.

    Last edited by Tony From West Oz; Yesterday at 02:09 PM. Reason: additions

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Re: Vehicles converted to Used Cooking Oil

    This has been submitted by Tim-HJ61 :

    Not all vehicles can be listed, so we have developed a guide for those
    people starting on this interesting journey of using WVO as fuel. You will
    have to know three things about your engine - not your vehicle - but your
    engine and then work through the matrix.

    Does it have:
    - Indirect or Direct Injection?
    - Is the injection pump an inline or a Bosch VE rotary pump?
    - Are the injectors Mechanical or Electronic?

    This rating system is simply a guide to the relative ease of conversion for various types of engines and the particular issues you may have. For example, a newbie with a Level 5 engine has a much bigger learning curve and risk associated with conversion than with a Level 1 engine.

    Level 1
    Indirect Injection + Inline injection Pump + Mechanical injectors
    Examples - Mercedes 5 cyl, older Toyota Hilux, 2H Landcruiser, older Nissan 4.2, Nissan SD22, SD33.

    Level 2.
    Indirect Injection + Rotary (Bosch VE) injection pump + Mechanical injectors
    Examples: 1HZ Landcruiser, Hilux, Nissan 2.8 and 4.2

    Level 3.
    Direct Injection + Inline injection pump + Mechanical injectors
    Examples: Toyota 12h-T

    Level 4
    Direct injection + Rotary (Bosch VE) injection pump + Mechanical injectors
    Example: Toyota 1HDT, and Toyota 1HD-FTE with extra care.

    Level 5
    Direct Injection + Rotary (Bosch VE) Injection pump with electronic controls + electronic injectors
    Example: Nissan 3l, all modern common rail engines.
    ** Conversions with electronic injectors carry a high degree of risk of significant problems. Considerable research and understanding of the fine detail of these MUST be undertaken and you MUST be technically competent. If you have success, please let us know.
    Alexander Noack from Germany has developed kits for a range of common rail engines with electronic injectors. Check out the options available at his site This is a link to a report written on a talk by Alexander in Perth.

    Level 6
    Engines such as those with Lucas Injection Pumps. Regarded as doomed to fail on straight SVO. Blends could be considered.

    Although not assigned a rating, Duramax engines with HEIP Injectors may present further challenges. There has been little long term testing on these engines. Perhaps we can rate them at some time in the future.

    Last edited by Tim-HJ61; 24th November 2013 at 10:04 AM. Reason: Refining the matrix
    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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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Re: Vehicles running on Biodiesel - Vehicles for addition to the stickied post.

    1996 3rd gen Hilux Surf. Done 80000km on WVO. 1KZ-TE engine, cannot be faulted, it even stars fine cold on cold veg oil. This car was made for Veg Oil!


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