Fuel Efficiency 2.2 i-CTDi Running on Vegetable Oil

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by chris2982, Sunday 28th Sep, 2014.

  1. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi all..

    Has any one tried running there 2.2 cdti on vegetable oil. . . Does it work?!?!

    My dad has ran his van on a mix of oil and diesel (2:1) for years now and never had problem.

    At 60p a litre vs 130p I thought it was looking into.

    Cheers.
    Chris.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Don't do it bud, it's a sure shot way of killing the I-CTDI, modern diesels can't run on crack.
     
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  3. chris2982 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Thanks. . .
    I thought that would be the case but was worth asking.

    Chris.
     
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  4. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Van - yes, car - no :Niceone:
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Old school diesels and simplistic motors are fine, you'll soon clog the injectors on a I-CTDI. Honda state outright not to put even a small percentage mixed in, anecdotally it has been said you'll be fine on 5-10% and changing your fuel filter every couple of weeks but I'd strongly recommend against it.
     
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  6. s60r Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yes the high pressure fuel common rail system won't deal with it. It will block it all up. Anything on the older system can run on chip fat/petrol/diesel mixes but not the newer stuff as said.
     
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  7. kes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    That a shame, I used to run a car on veg oil, was great. Clears out the fuel system too.
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    If you want cheap economy, a petrol engine and LPG is the way to go.
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Even better a milk float hybrid. I will soon be rubbing the MPG figures when my GP1 lands.
     
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  10. kes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    What's a gp1? Would be amazing if
    Honda made a plug in hybrid people carrier.
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    It's the Jazz
     
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  12. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I think you'ed have your collar felt by HM customs as well.
     
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  13. kes Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Only if you use more than 2500 litres of oil. My friends used to rip me that they felt hungry driving behind me as I wafted out the fragrant smell of chips.
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Are you sure on the usage there @kes? I was under the impression you always had to register the use of alternative fuels.
     
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  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Just looked it up on HRMC website HM Revenue & Customs sub clause 4.2
     
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