View Full Version : Bio Diesel - French Fries, Anyone?

03-30-2005, 01:22 PM
I was driving on Highway 17 between San Jose, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA through the Santa Cruz mountains, and hit some gridlock.<p>An 80's vintage 3/4 ton Ford P.U. came along in the other lane going my direction and passed slowly by. It had enviro-freak stickers all over it, as is very common in the Santa Cruz area of California. The town is loaded with Enviro-Nazis galore. Anyway, one of the stickers said, "Bio-Diesel Powered With Vegetable Oil" or something close to that.<p>As it passed by me, I got a good whiff of the exhaust. I kid you not, it smelled like the truck was a French Fries cooker! The exhaust smelled just like greasy, deep-fry, cooking odor! lol<p>Folks, I'm not pulling your leg......on this one either. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <br>

03-30-2005, 03:08 PM
There are some cars in Europe that burn old deep-fat frier oil. Some countries still stick huuuuuge taxes on it though. Britain, for example.

03-30-2005, 08:25 PM
I do believe the E-class diesel can run on all most any oil out there once you install the add-on kit from MB that alows it to burn the oil.