I am buying a diesel RV to do a tour of the country next year with my environmental organization and I want to convert the engine to run on biodiesel. I am interested in knowing both the ease or difficulty of having this done, as well as what sort of cost will be involved.

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  1. if your going to use the type sold at gas stations/truck stops….nothing. if you want to use french fry oil, you’ll need a real good filter system and a small amount of regular fuel to get the engine heated up first (pretty complicated set-up).

  2. I am not sure, but I think you just put it in the tank. I seen a show on tv were the ran a diesel on cooking oil without changing a thing.

  3. I believe what you intend to do is illegal in all fifty states. Bio diesel is not emission certified for use in any on road engine. Plus, most manufacturers will void the warranty.

    This would be an odd thing to do on an environmental tour, don’t you think?

  4. “Biodiesel is registered as a fuel and fuel additive with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and meets clean diesel standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Neat (100 percent) biodiesel has been designated as an alternative fuel by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT).”

    http://www.biodiesel.org/resources/faqs/default.shtm

    I think Zealot needs to do a little more research before talking about things they are not 100% sure about.

    The above website will answer most of your questions regarding what Biodiesel is and how it is refined and blended for comsumer use.

    It has been my experience that most places that vend Biodiesel, do so right alongside the pumps used for petroleum based diesel fuel. Look for signs as you pull your RV into the truck stop/fuel stop and the Biodiesel pumps will be clearly marked.

    Good luck and hope this has helped….

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