2 tanking an old fintail MB

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2 tanking an old fintail MB

Postby knoxbiobenz » Wed May 06, 2009 10:01 am

Has anyone ever ran a MB from the 60's on veggie oil here.
I am sure that it can be done I just wonder about the amount of power it would have.

Any ideas/suggestions would help..Thanks
1995 Dodge Cummins 2500, 194,xxx miles
2- Tank System Designed from Sun's
25,000 VO miles

1984 MB 300D- Sold
1983 MB 300TD- Sold
1980 MB 300SD- Sold
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Postby WD8CDH » Wed May 06, 2009 10:39 am

Within 4 % of diesel. Actually with a two tank system and WVO with a lot of fat (but properly de-watered) it could have more power than on diesel.
Ron Schroeder
'85 MB 300DT 2 Tank
Since '81 former WVO conversions:
'83 240D
'80 Audi 4000D
'83 Isuzu Pup
'86 Golf
'76 Honda Civic with Kubota engine
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Postby coachgeo » Wed May 06, 2009 8:31 pm

if you are a detail person, who will:

. truely take time to properly convert dirty oil to clean waterless oil
. Will mount the system taking into consideration preserving the classic nature of the fin tail MB
. Will properly maintain that fin tail's engine and fuel system- increasing oil change intervals, valve adjustments etc over OEM recomendations

then... go for it.

If your not a detail person and don't as much care if you that ol classic reaches its final demise a lot faster... then no... dont do it. Sell that fin MB to someone who will restore it.

IMHO of course.
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Postby jburke » Wed May 20, 2009 5:52 am

If you're looking for more power, a poster at infopop wrote a nice thread on water/methanol injection in his 80's M-B. Got a big power improvement for very little cost.
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