In all the excitement of getting the Delica outfitted to run on WVO, I completely forgot that we have had some discussion on this blog about transportation and the environment. It is with some smugness that I direct anybody who missed it the first time, here. Back in June 2010 I was lambasted in our … 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 →
The total cost of the waste veggie oil van, has been accounted for. Mom and I have been collecting receipts for the last month. The spread sheet includes a number of totals in case anybody wanted to know what different parts cost. We have a few more yet to include but when we know we … Read More →