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1.5dci and Veg Oil


Has anyone here any experience of running their 1.5dci-engined car on 'over the counter' (SVO) vegetable oil ?

If you have any experience, good or bad - with diesel topping 1.06 a litre here in Portsmouth, I'd like to reduce our fuelling costs, even if that means mixing 50:50 SVO/Diesel in a seperate drum prior to fuelling the car in the driveway!

Someone has suggested I use a mix of 80:20 SVO/paraffin, but have seen that paraffin is dyed and recognised as an 'untaxed' fuel. Does anyone have any tried and tested recommendations?

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Hi Adam.

Use the Forums search facility input - Veg Oil and it should throw up some info for you as this is an often asked question within the Forums ..

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Hi Adam - have a read through the link below - Diesel Bob doesn't advise using veggie oil whatsoever in a common rail engine such as the Dci. If damage occurs it would cost thousands to fix. But hey it's your car - personally I wouldn't like to take the risk and better still veggie oil doesn't like cold weather
Also consider you will loose any warranty on the engine or even the whole vehicle

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I wouldn't, for the reasons already given on this thread. The almost certainty of a trashed engine and an invalidated warranty doesn't bear thinking about.
I wouldn't be that bothered about the 1.5 dCi's refilling costs. Even with diesel at its present price of 1.05.9 where I live, my Clio is a very cheap car to run. 63 mpg on the motorway is yours for the taking.
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