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Diesels

I might have found a good deal on a 2000 VW Jetta diesel. $5,900 down in Lexington, KY. It's an automatic but I might be able to live with it considering the 40-45 mpg fuel rating, still the manual trans gets much better. Guess I could always change out the transmission for a manual and put in a cluthc if I get a wild hair later on. Oh and our local farm supplier in Rushville sells 100% soy biodiesel which I'll use if I get the VW. Goodbye reliance on fossil fuels. I can always run it on cooking oil if I get to the point of having the time to make the conversion. Even if I bought new/clean veggie oil from the wholesale store, I could run my car for far less money than buying $3+ per gallon gasoline.


Wander

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ex_earthsist869
Oct. 5th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
This is what I'd like to do eventually - buy a cheap used diesel and convert it over to biodiesel/fryer oil.... would save money, and I'd smell like french fries going down the road. :)

I so want a Jetta for that purpose. Not sure it's got enough family room for us, though.
wander
Oct. 5th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
The older Jettas are pretty roomy actually. I've had an 81, 82, 87 and 96 at various times and found them all to have enough room. The 2000+ models apparently have less then adequate leg room in the back for adults. you don't have to do any conversion at all for biodiesel, the only difference is it gells at a slightly higher temp than regular diesel does so in cold winter states like mine you have to either mix with a little kerosene or install an engine heater to keep the fuel from gelling. It's only when you conver to fryer grease that you have to make some modifications.

Wander
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