Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:19 am Posts: 541 Location: Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Mtnman, where do you get your veggie oil? I'd imagine you can't just roll up to a mexican restaurant and fill up from the grease dumpster. It would be dirty. Doesn't the WVO haved to be cleaned and processed somehow before going into your tank?
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Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 662 Location: white room
I've got a hook-up with a local Chinese restaurant, usually 10-20 gal. a week. Places that don't do a lot of fries or breaded food are ideal because there is not as much sediment in the oil. Around here it's getting tougher to find good supplies, as there are a few people doing the same thing, as well as a company locking up contracts and turning the oil into biodiesel for retail sale. It's also best to get the oil straight from the fryer - the grease dumpsters out back tend to have lots of water, sediment, and other crap which finds its way into the grease traps, which are also dumped in there. I have the restaurant drain the fryer into 5 gal. buckets, which I bring home to filter. I use some strainers to remove large particles, then heat and run through a centrifuge. This method is a bit costly, but the easiest, most effective way. You can strain through a series of progressively smaller filters, and then let sit for a while to settle out the water, but you need to get out all sediment down to 10 microns or less. I have seen pics of centrifuges mounted to the vehicle, which would make road fill-ups possible. For the most part, all of my regular driving is covered, it's just tough to stock enough for road trips, but it's nice to only fill one of my diesel tanks every 3-4 weeks with daily driving.
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:01 pm Posts: 22 Location: Canberra, Australia
Engine is a Toyota 1HZ, 4.2 litre indirect injection diesel.
Have put a DTS aftermarket turbo kit onto it, makes it perform like a 'normal' car, it is a little sluggish without the turbo.
It has the campervan setup in the back, as is standard on these type of fibreglass high roof 70 series Landcruiser campervans that they call Bushcampers down here.
I bought it about a year and a half ago as an ex-rental campervan from a rental company, and am slowly doing it up, with mods to make the drivetrain and external tougher as a priority to begin with, and will move to modding the interior later. I have put a pair of Recaro driving seats and Momo steering wheel into it already though.
Not many pics of the inside as yet, but these below show how the lower bed pulls out from the bench seat...
...that lower bed is about 1 and a half wide, and there is a double bed in the top section with plywood boards and matresses that pull out from above the driver/passenger cabin.