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Old 12-13-2007, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The link above will take you to a fairly interesting video about a old mercedes benz svo conversion. It's definitely worth a watch.

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Old 12-13-2007, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah - neat vid.

SVO or WVO? I think he's doing both...

He talked about SVO from Costco being cheaper than gas, and getting the WVO for free from an Asian restaurant.

I liked his aux. diesel tank sliding around loose in the trunk!

Notice his other car (assuming it's his): Geo Prizm.

I also chuckled at his comment, "sign of a good diesel car is how well it starts cold" as they're walking around outside in their shirtsleeves.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, he is from California so his "COLD" starts are very limited.

He said he is only running diesel at startup. I didn't really think about the loose tank of gas in back. Yeah, not the safest way.
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I like the little tank in back, you can just pull it out for easy fill-ups. He DOES need some sort of quick-release or something to really pin it down.

I HATE having to transport gas in the back of my car for the lawn mower. Does diesel smell as bad as gasoline? Surely it is not nearly so vaporous!
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I guess I will throw this in here: Today when I was riding my bike around town I noticed a VW with a bumper sticker that said, "This car is powered by vegetable oil". I didn't really notice any strange smells or anything out of the norm.

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