Should I Run My Car on Veggie Oil?
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
I have been carefully logging every trip we have taken in our veggie oil car for over two years. I also have tracked filter changes and estimated time until payback for our grease car conversion. However, I still cannot answer the most basic question that many people ask me "should I run my car on vegetable oil" ? It all depends. Are you okay with the filth involved in dealing with waste oil? Do you do occasional distance driving (ideal)? Do you have space to work? Can you be your own mechanic? What is more valuable your time, money, or the environment? How expensive is it to replace your injectors if you F* them up? I'll go ahead and share my stats below for others to come to their own conclusion about the financial savings. To sum up my own experience - I have driven 10,000 miles on veggie oil and saved $1,500 in diesel. At this rate my vehicle conversion will not be paid off for nearly seven years.