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Rapeseed oil instead of Diesel

Hi, im looking for some advice im currently driving an omega 2.5td which has the straight 6 engine from the 3, 5 & 7 series BMW, in light of recent fuel prices im considering using cooking oil for fuel, i have asked the question on my own forum but people suggested i check if anyody on the bmw forums were doing it and if they were having any problems etc any help you can give would be appreciated.
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Do not know about rape seed, how about CANOLA :-).
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Personally, I wouldn't do it. Diesel is still cheaper than regular gas, and you will be getting twice the gas milage anyway ... So why try to squeeze a few more mpg and save a few dollars a week, all while possibly ruining your engine.

That's just my 2 cents, and I'm sorry I couldn't help you with the question at hand -- never owned or operated a diesel.

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I have a diesel Jetta and looked into this last week when prices went through the roof, if you check out www.greasecar.com they sell kits that will work with any diesel to burn used vegetable oil. You can get it from pretty much any resturant for free. (they have to pay to dispose of it) It looks like a good system and provides pretty much the same mpg and power as diesel would.
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Personally, I wouldn't do it. Diesel is still cheaper than regular gas, and you will be getting twice the gas milage anyway ... So why try to squeeze a few more mpg and save a few dollars a week, all while possibly ruining your engine.

That's just my 2 cents, and I'm sorry I couldn't help you with the question at hand -- never owned or operated a diesel.
I think you'll find that this guy is probably in the UK where diesel is more expensive and fast approaching US$10 a gallon. As for consumption, it isn't that much more economical if at all.

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I'd bet you could buy the oil new in barrels for less than the diesel's retail.



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