I have not been here for a while. Any of the oldies still kicking?
One Tank, Swimgym, Batteryboy, Brian Miller,... who am I forgetting?
Akghound stopped in today. First time in a very long time. Still running on WVO. In fact making a living off of it.
wow havent seen you guys in a while
Alot of people come and go. It's kind of hard to stop in, when everything is always running smooth. lol
1998 Jetta TDI Greasecar kit totalled by pickup truck
1987 300sdl Greasecar kit +30 fphe sold
2003 F350 Greasecar kit + 30 fphe sold
2006 Jetta TDI Greasecar kit + 30 FPHE
I'm still greasing, still running the 82MB TD 600+ mi/wk, also still have the Samurai TD. Just installed another motor in the MB and converted to 4spd manual. I drove my gasser to work for a few weeks while working on the MB. Gas really added up, soo nice to be on the grease again!
I don't think I will ever stop greasing by choice, been greasing heavily for well over 10 yrs now.
Hope you guys are well!!!
Rabbit Man here...still alive & greasin'. 212,000 miles on grease in 9 years. 8 years on this forum. Sold my 300CD and bought an 09 Jetta. Currently retired and dragging a 30 foot trailer behind a '99 Dodge / Cummins around the U.S. on grease. Next stop San Diego. Haven't posted for awhile since all has been going smoothly.
I've installed 14 "conversions" ; some home brew, some from kit makers. Best experience with kit: Greasecar. Worst experience: Frybird :-(
Most helpful modification: On Cummins conversion (98-01 24 valve) do NOT mount the veg lift pump (a Raptor in my case) above the turbocharger as shown in instructions; fab a bracket to mount the pump on the driver's side of the valve cover. In my experience the pump will "fry" in a short time when mounted by the turbo. After moving the pump, no more troubles.
I still check here from time to time.
Theres not much discussion on any forums since the interest has fallen off at the private individual level since all the practical info on converting to VO fuel is on one central website now.
With Chik Fil A in the news I thought I'd check this site to see if One Tank has resurfaced. Last time I saw him was at the Chik Fil A opening in Port Charlotte about 6 years ago. Then he disappeared. I'm glad to see Chik Fil A's karma is catching up with them. I've been boycotting Chik Fil A since I went to the PC CFA opening to see One Tank. Some guy that looked like a church youth leader came out of the store and told me I couldn't drink beer in the parking lot. Can you believe that? So I didn't stay for the opening and have been boycotting them ever since. Got a laugh as I drove out of the parking lot and saw a big puddle of grease drooling out of One Tank's Mercedes onto the new asphalt.
I miss OneTank too, but he hasn't been around in a long time. I think he got angry at some rude responses to his posts (not that all his posts were so poilite either). Funny thing, while he ate a lot of ChickFilet, he wasn't much of a supporter - he always got the one year free chicken coupons. I hear him interviewe on NPR a few years ago at a ChickFilet opening.
First time I've popped in for a while. Over 120k on the Jetta-10k on the camper-and 3 winter on the furnace. Down to one source-at least its clean + enough volume to cover myself.
1991 Jetta -GC kit-greasing 80k miles
1996 Ford Powerstroke camper-homebuilt kit- 3k so far
Beckett burner furnace
"Never throw away anything absorbent"
I'm older than dirt now and twice as greasy. Going on 7 (?) trouble-free years now on my '84 300D w/greasecar kit. My '93 F250 that I converted from scratch is currently kind of sick, but hope to get it back up and running soon. Am looking at adding a TDI to the menagerie, so you may see me online again to pick the brains of some of you VW experts.
Yes, still kicking and still greasing. Still making biodiesel for my main tanks. I am starting a new project with a Smart Diesel that I just purchased. I will be converting it before the VW goes out to pasture. 7 years on grease and still going great but the little lady that has put up with the oil stained clothes and grease smell in the volks wants to upgrade. I wanted to get a 1995 Mercedes but she says its too big. Other than the fuel hoses on the Greasecar kit (Biodiesel eats everything but viton and nytrile) ithas performed great for 75,000 miles. I will try first to sell it as a greasecar and then if no sell, pull the kit and sell seperately. It has been an interesting road since 2004 and the Dodge Ram (which I still use to collect and plow and haul and pull on grease of course). I have become a rather synical old fart when government is concerned . What they can't undestand must be bad. What they have no regulations for must be illegal or regulated with new laws. 7 years of filing form 720 with 1/4ly payments to the IRS must be investigated. Gestapo tactics found me correct in my payments but $500 poorer for hiring an accountant to represent me. ( Would I do it honestly if I started over with my experiance? NO. I would definately be greasing quietly and enjoying driving past service stations using my "additive" that increases my milage. I will continue greasing until I can't manhandle 55 gallon drums on and off my truck. My primary source for oil is still there and keeping them happy with me has kept them there. In fact I am heading down to plow their parking lot today which is part of my service I do for them in exchange for their grease. Never look at it as you are doing a service for them. Always look at it as they are doing a great favor for you. When you pick up the oil, walk their property picking up garbage and leaving it nicer than when you pulled in. If you don't then someone else will and without a source you have an expensive fuel system with nothing to burn.
I stop in and lurk once in awhile. I still have the same '85 300SD. It's beat up, but hanging in there.
Hello Mark P, just bought an 82 MB without turbo and 145k. Why did you replace motor? How hard is it to put in a manual trany and where did you find it? Tim
Replaced engine due to what i think was blown head gasket or cracked head, had an oil/coolant geyser out the rad on side of the highway, only time car has ever left me stranded. Engine had close to 350K, about 150K on grease, had blow by and was tired when i bought it 8yrs ago. I had another engine (220K) under the bench so just threw that in there, very good engine. 4spd swap was from 240D donor, some custom work required (see peachparts). Loved it with the 4spd, also had 2:88 Rend from 85.
The car was getting ratty and i was tired of it, sold it and picked up 03 Jetta Tdi wagon, not sure if/when i will grease it, but If I do i will buy a GC kit w/co pilot.
Best of luck with your MB, best car for veg IMO. Check out peachparts if you have not done so already. Ignore any anti veg BS, you will not have problems running veg in that car!
Also, best of luck to all you long timers out there, hope ya'all are well.
I am still around... still using wvo and grease car on my vw bug and suburban. I also had converted our town "trolley".. but politics & people got in the way so I stopped the biz...done a friends conversion on a bug. Here is a facebook page if anyone is interested... https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Life-Energy/230455970405522
Happy Mothersday everyone!
Yea, I still check in from time to time. Just turned over 250K! I keep toying with the idea of getting out and getting a Volt, or modified Prius. But then I run the numbers and realize it's a loser no matter what, even if my engine explodes and needs replacing.
Tesla is in my mind without running the numbers!!!
'05 Cummins CTD 24V HPCR RAM 2500 QC SLT SB Black 4X4 48RE 325 hp 610 ft.lbs
GC Kit + 3rd Tank WVO(80%)/RUG(20%) + Co-Pilot
3-Tank Operation managed by Co-Pilot: Blending(warm up) / Veggie(hot run) / Diesel(purge for next start)
Smarty Jr 40/70/100 hp (Timing Map Modification)
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