I keep hoping to update the site with some photos of the trip … but it has not been as easy as I thought while travelling!
Here are a few pictures …in the next few days I will post a video of the map along with pics for each section.
#gallery-1 … Read More →
This is sort-of-like a Haynes shop manual of the WVO conversion …
This is what the L400 looked like after I first pulled it into the shop and popped the hood.
When I was working on the engine I removed the intercooler, the battery and the air filter. The intercooler has a number of electrical sensor lines … Read More →
A WVO conversion allows you to burn oil instead of diesel as the fuel that powers a diesel engine. Diesel engines have a long history of using oil as a fuel. Most modern ships use diesel engines and run on bunker fuel … bunker fuel is a fancy word for oil. One of the original … Read More →
I understand that most people will not find this post too exciting … but I am excited!
I have been working on an ECU (electronic control unit or more simply computer) for the WVO system. My current operating schematic (ECU_schem) is as shown in this post.
I finally got some of the parts laid out on a breadboard … Read More →
I’d thought I would do an introductory post on WVO (waste vegetable oil) conversions generally, but I have been working on the fuel tank recently so I guess I am going to post on that …
The typical automotive diesel engine is not setup to use oil as fuel; if you were to try to run … Read More →
After weeks of work it was pretty anticlimactic … no flames, no loud woosh, no G-force.
On the way into Kamloops this morning (after the engine had warmed up) I flipped the switch labelled WVO (waste vegetable oil) on the dashboard to ‘Oil’ and … nothing happened. I kept driving down the highway but Sandra and … Read More →