Has anyone ever successfully used discarded oil from fast food restaurants, as a substitute for gas? Remember news story on a guy from SF.
You need a Diesel engine and some extra equipment such as something to heat it when the engine is cold.
R1, Thanks for your info. Would it be worth it to convert to diesel if the price of gas keeps climbing?
My cousin has been doing this for over 2 years. He had to research it a lot, pay $$$ for the materials to clean the oil which he did get for free from restaurants that were eager to unload it. He cleans the oil himself and it's saving a shitload of money for him since he does a lot of driving. A lot of people are doing this.
Another thing to note is the surplus glycerin produced which can be made into soap.
They say it makes your car smell like french fries (seriously).
But a lot of people have converted their cars to biodiesel - it's not so uncommon anymore. Just research it. If you're using restaurant oil it can probably be cheap, but regular biodiesel fuel is not always cheaper than regular gas.
Guy at my gym does this. It always stinks like chicken and fries around his car.
does the smell make him hungry, r5?
My next car will be an electric hybrid model rather than a deep fat fryer.
They have to keep making electricity domestically 24/7; oil and gas -- eh, you take your chances there's not going to be some big supply disruption resulting in gasoline and diesel riots at the pumps.
Fuck the oil companies.
Buy electric utility stock TODAY and sit on it. Think of AAPL in 2000 ….
You want the coal industry to take your money instead, R7?
An ex of mine was in a band that toured in a french fry oil van. I don't know how long that lasted because it really was a lot of work and they were all very drunk and lazy.
Cunt at R8 -- I'm on BC Hydro. Get stuffed, 'K?
It's a good thing you included that information in R7. But thanks for being a jackass for absolutely no reason, you must have lots of friends.
A friend of a friend does this. Somehow the government found out and he still had to pay fuel tax on the discarded oil he recycled.