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Old 05-06-2010, 09:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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HOLY CARP I was going to mention the vegetable oil myself but was afraid to get laughed off the forum. I've used veggie oil before with good results but it's so off the wall people think I'm selling snake oil when I mention it. I tried it out of desperation once when I was on a road trip in my Explorer and it was running like garbage. I figured veg oil was ALMOST biodiesel, so maybe it'll work and it sure seemed to smooth things out. But it seemed such a simple way to get the thing going again.......
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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