With gas prices getting way out of hand there are lots of people who are looking into alternative fuel sources. I myself have been thinking of buying a hybrid car or even a scooter to cut the cost of my fuel usage. So while doing research I found a very interesting fuel system for diesel cars that might be a good alternative that might save me money and also help save the environment. This fuel system is called the Grease Car Vegetable Fuel System.
Grease Car Vegetable Fuel System got started way back in 1998 when a man named Justin Carven got into bio-fuels in Hampshire College. Justin soon found the work of Carl Bielenberg, who founded the Better World Workshop in Western Africa. Carl Bielenberg is famous for his research into making domestic vegetable oil work as a fuel for diesel engines. With Bielenberg’s research he found that oil was a good cheap source of fuel for diesel engines, after Bielenberg came back to the US he converted a Volkswagen Rabbit to work on the veggie oil.
Justin inspired by Bielenberg has been working hard to get his idea off the ground, that idea is to create and produce a fuel system conversion kit for diesel cars. Since 1998 Justin has been working hard and making a lot of ground, he now has a website www.greasecar.com that is dedicated to his program.
This revolutionary fuel system is an all in one installation kit that you can order for almost any car that has a diesel engine. You can simply install the kit and start using Vegetable oil as your main fuel system. The vegetable oil fuel system works with the existing diesel fuel system. The diesel fuel is used to get the car started and warm and heat the veggie oil up to the point that it is usable as fuel. This minimizes the amount of fuel you will use and can save you loads of money on gas, especially with gas prices in the mid $3 range.
So there are probably a lot of questions going through you head, like where do I get all the oil for my car to run on? Well most users of the Vegetable oil fuel system get the oil from local restaurants, who will often times gladly give you their used fryer oil for free. They normally have to pay someone to take the oil so if you take it for free they save money and you save money so it works out well. Another question a lot of people ask is if they can use the veggie oil system if it’s cold outside. The system has been used in temps as low as 30 degrees below zero and the only complaint users had was it took a slightly longer time for the oil to heat up to a point where it could be used.
A lot of people ask if their car can be fitted with the veggie oil system and the answer is probably if it’s a diesel car. The systems are designed to work with any diesel vehicle but you can always s contact the company and ask them to be sure.
Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems
PO Box 60508
Florence, MA 01062
The kit is made to easily install but if you don’t think you can do the installation you can contact the people at Grease Car and find an installation specialist. People also ask about MPG on veggie oil versus diesel fuel and the truth is you will get about the same MPG on the veggie oil the only difference is you probably aren’t paying for the veggie oil so it’s helping you save money on fuel costs.
One thing you should know about the veggie oil system is that you will want to make sure you are getting oil that doesn’t have water in it. Water in the oil can cause a lot of headaches with the fuel system; it doesn’t like to run well on oil that has water in it. You need to make sure you are getting oil and then filtering it, keeping it in a safe dry cool place for the best results.
There are probably a lot more topics or questions that I haven’t covered here but that is why there is an entire website dedicated to this fuel system. Go to www.greasecar.com and check out all of the information, there is a forum for users, a FAQ with plenty of good answers, and a products section where you can find the models of cars they have kits for and prices on those kits.
This truly is a great idea and I am looking into this heavily as an alternative to paying $3.50 a gallon for gas. Diesel fuel is cheaper right now why not run your engine on free used oil as opposed to expensive gas that harms the planet. The choice is yours but I think this is something everyone should look into.