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Re: [ST] Diesel

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Paul English wrote:

> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Matthew Heyer wrote:
>> I saw a MythBusters where they did just that (ran a 15 year-old diesel Mercedes on grease from a local cooking place).  It ran just fine!!  No overheating, no smoking, no noticeable degredation in performance - it worked quite well, and even they were surprised.
>> Matt Heyer
> Then they just didn't know their history. The original diesel engine was
> designed to run on coal dust. After that it was designed to run on peanut
> oil. While the engine in the Mercedes was surely _much_ more modern,
> particularly if it had FI, the technology is the same. Provided the fuel

> was clean enough (and you are supposed to filter it pretty well) then
> there should be no problems.

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