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post #1 of 8 Old 04-17-2010, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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How to make Jeep Wrangler Run on Vegetable oil?

I'm really interested in doing this. I have seen others with lifted vehicles, Jeeps included, running on vegetable oil. I have even seen some old Mercedez-Benz cars with stickers claiming they run on vegetable oil.

So, does anyone have an idea as to how to begin this modification? Gas sucks!


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post #2 of 8 Old 04-17-2010, 01:40 PM
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do the 4bt swap? or the mercedez diesel swap?
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Yeah good luck on getting a gas engine to run on WVO (waste vegetable oil). You need a diesel engine for that. This involves a swap of some kind and do not expect it to be cheap. The money you spend probably wont be recovered on the fuel savings.

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Gas engines won't run on oil. They will run on propane though

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Is propane cheaper than gas?

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being that your in california, and an enhanced smog area i would check with your local smog laws b4 starting a diesel swap or propane setup. my buddy has a 4cyl diesel in his land cruizer and he loves it now he put a turbo on it. his is pre 1976 so anything goes. i wish they made cj7's b4 1976 ,i would have bought one and not delt with every 2 years and drop any motor you want in. pre 76 jeeps are just to small

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I'm really interested in doing this. I have seen others with lifted vehicles, Jeeps included, running on vegetable oil. I have even seen some old Mercedez-Benz cars with stickers claiming they run on vegetable oil.

So, does anyone have an idea as to how to begin this modification? Gas sucks!
You need to do a diesel swap first, between 10-$18,000 usually. Then you do a greasecar conversion, basically, it just adds a new tank that heats the oil then you car runs off both diesel and vegetable oil. If your Wrangler is already a diesel then the grease upgrade is only about $1,000.
This certainly isn't an upgrade to save $$$$ when you take into account that it can cost $20,000. If your car is already diesel then it will save money, because you can get the oil for free from restaurants and recoup the costs for the grease upgrade in a few months and after that drive for free (except for starting/turning off the engine, which has to be done with diesel).
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being that your in california, and an enhanced smog area i would check with your local smog laws b4 starting a diesel swap or propane setup. my buddy has a 4cyl diesel in his land cruizer and he loves it now he put a turbo on it. his is pre 1976 so anything goes. i wish they made cj7's b4 1976 ,i would have bought one and not delt with every 2 years and drop any motor you want in. pre 76 jeeps are just to small

I installed a propane setup in a truck I had many years ago. I could switch from propane to gas with the flick of a finger.

Propane gets about 10% less miles to the gallon, The good part about propane is that your oil never gets dirty. No carbon build up. Propane runs very clean.
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