My Veg Oil Car
Conversion from Diesel to Vegetable Oil
of trouble-free motoring on veg oil since converting on 18th June 2008
If you're here, you probably have questions like:
- Can you run a diesel engine on vegetable / cooking oil?
- Is it legal to run a veg oil car?
- Is it dangerous?
- Will your engine run smoothly or blow up on the first turn of the key?
This site tells the story of converting my modern, diesel car to run on vegetable oil (including Waste Veg Oil). In so doing it hopefully answers the questions posed above along with many others you may have.
I’m not a company. This isn’t my business. I don’t sell anything to do with fuel conversion systems, neither do I have anything to do with such companies. I’m just an ordinary person who asked “Should I convert my diesel engine to run on vegetable oil?”
I received so many conflicting answers to that question that in the end I decided there was only one course of action - to do it and see what happened. It was a gamble from the off as conversion isn’t cheap, but there were reasons why I wanted to convert, and those I’ll cover later. For now all you need to realise is that in 2008, I took my 2005 Toyota Landcruiser diesel car and had it converted to run on vegetable oil, the sort you’d happily cook your chips in.
If you're interested in doing something similar to your vehicle, perhaps you saw the Chop Shop - Angry Frog episode, then hopefully the content of this website will help you make a sensible, informed decision.