Transportation revisited…

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 13. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

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 →

Veggie van financials

Posted by in Earthship, WVO vehicle on 01. Dec, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 →

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