blending in a Toyota L?

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blending in a Toyota L?

Postby christopher t » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:22 pm

Hi there.
Because of time and money i haven't converted my Toyota pickup to burn veggie yet. I am wondering what others think about blending in this vehicle. I have a '81 diesel pickup with 'L' engine (2.2L)
I hope to have a cf system setup soon, so the oil should be pretty clean.

Thanks for any advice.
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Postby froggo » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:26 am

Hi christopher t,

I have a 1980 Toyota LC with a "H" motor. I am running a two tank system but I still blend my diesel in the start up tank.

It is winter over here so I have been blending 25%wvo, 70%diesel and 5% rug.

I've had no problems with this blend so far. When the summer arrives I'm looking to try 50%wvo, 40%diesel and 10%rug.

God bless froggo.
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Postby 240Volvo » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:53 am

What is your climate, and where are you located, christopher t?
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Postby christopher t » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:03 am

Oh yeah, i am in Colorado where the summer is hot but shorter. And i am only wondering about the blending during the warm above 80 degree days. But actually the temperature just dropped to below 70 reminding me that the cold will soon be here.

I have read here of people, like sunwizard running his 300d only blending without any conversion. I was hoping to do the same for a month or so, but don't want to cause any problems.

I am planning to do a 2 tank before winter.
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Postby zoochy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:34 am

Your “L” is an indirect injection and as such, should be a perfect candidate for burning veg.

Can’t foresee any issues w/ running on a blend other than the usual filters clogging for the first while. I recommend adding a different fuel filter up stream of your stock filter, as our Toyota filters are not cheap to replace. See my post under the "Converted Vehicle" section of this forum.

Good luck!
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