WVO Trip

WVO Trip

Posted by in Community, Family on 23. Jan, 2012 | 3 Comments

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.

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Delica WVO Conversion: What I Did

Delica WVO Conversion: What I Did

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 10. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

Delica WVO Conversion: the Basics

Delica WVO Conversion: the Basics

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 10. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

Arduino WVO ECU on a Breadboard!

Arduino WVO ECU on a Breadboard!

Posted by in Arduino, Energy Solutions, Technology, WVO vehicle on 08. Dec, 2011 | 2 Comments

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 →

Delica WVO tank

Delica WVO tank

Posted by in WVO vehicle on 02. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

Delica WVO Liftoff!

Delica WVO Liftoff!

Posted by in Arduino, Energy Solutions, Technology, WVO vehicle on 29. Nov, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

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