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bio diesel in a ranger

so i know for bio fuel its easy to run in diesel engines but will it work in the foreign diesel rangers? also since gas is going to kill off alot of motorsports/weekend warriors would this be some what of an alternative to save some dough?
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Why would gas prices kill off alot of motorsports/weekend warriors? If you REALLY care about that stuff you will never stop.

Sell you truck and buy a Prius if you want to save money.
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yeah i need something cuz my truck is my DD... nah i can get to work on a skateboard and the trolley!
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it should run just fine... as long as it is brewed correctly
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I know alot of those bio diesel conversions are sold as kits. You will have peice together a kit or else build one yourself. Probably pay up the azz to get the truck here in the first place.
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yeah but i would imagine if i could get the ranger diesel engine i could just swap it into a project truck and have it converted to bio diesel...
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Considering you live in CA which has probably the hard to pass emission testing, i would think twice. The whole reason why we don't have diesel rangers here in the US is because the amount of emissions they make. It would total rock though to have a bio diesel ranger...or any diesel ranger for that matter.
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bio diesel works in any diesel engine.

you only need a conversion to run it on pure vegetable oil.
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Considering you live in CA which has probably the hard to pass emission testing, i would think twice. The whole reason why we don't have diesel rangers here in the US is because the amount of emissions they make. It would total rock though to have a bio diesel ranger...or any diesel ranger for that matter.

Any Diesel vehicle pre-2008 do not need to be emission tested like Gas vehicles in CA. But the newer Diesel's that are 2008+ need to be smogged and have more restrictions than pre-2008 diesel trucks and cars. So if you swapped in a 1996 Cummins engine into a 1996 Ranger and have it as a Diesel you may only have to smog it once after the swap and thats it. Bio-Diesel is also a cleaner burning fuel then regular Diesel fuel, better lubricator and puts out less sute then what regular diesel fuel does. All around a better cleaner fuel alternative that only so many people have jumped on the bio-diesel wagon and is not mainstream yet. If we used all the french fry grease at every hamburger joint we could turn it into alternative fuel for diesel engine's and won't have to worry about diesel gas prices.
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dont do it. you'll just end up spending more on that than just gas. get a car......
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Are you talking about bio diesel or waste vegetable oil? There is a considerable difference. I would not bother with importing a foreign ranger just to run diesel. I would do a swap like a 4bt or like extreme 4X4 and use a Jetta. IMO WVO is way easier becasue you don't need to mess with lye and such.
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Are you talking about bio diesel or waste vegetable oil? There is a considerable difference. I would not bother with importing a foreign ranger just to run diesel. I would do a swap like a 4bt or like extreme 4X4 and use a Jetta. IMO WVO is way easier becasue you don't need to mess with lye and such.
if you run WVO you will need a 2 tank system unless you like to replace engines ofter
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In FL or other southern states with an electric heater more northward you can get away with 1 tank, but I wouldn't. I personally like the idea of more tanks. I drove a Benz with 3 tanks technically. The stock 20 gal diesel, a 15 gal clean oil tank, and a 50 gal raw collection tank. In between the clean and raw tank were the filters and right before the engine was another. This type of setup can be done with a divided transfer tank in a truck bed as well. It also requires no need for a filtration station at home, just the heat form the coolant of the car and an electric pump.
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Sell you truck and buy a Prius if you want to spend a lot of money.
Fixed that for you..
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