Originally Posted by M1031A1
On another site I used to be a part of there was one guy who used WVO exclusively on his military truck. After almost three years of use the fuel injection distributor pump decided it had tolerated enough and disintegrated on the side of a major highway. BIG $$$$ later this guy decided WVO was not intended for everyday use - too much acid/water in the oil. The pump looked like it came from the depths of the ocean when it was accessed in the shop, not re-buildable. Just thought I'd pass it along......
I know a guy that put a turbo on his car-and it blew up. Therefore any car that runs a turbo will blow up.
Done correctly, WVO will do no harm. Done incorrectly can cause all kinds of problems. Theres a learning curve for sure-I'd be lying if I said I haven't made mistakes. But I've learned from them and moved on.
There ARE better suited motors than others.
There IS difficulty finding oil now as opposed to 10 years ago.
You MUST have a steady source of oil in place before you even think about buying a kit.
There IS a fair amount of work getting your collection and filtering correct.
You HAVE to be a DYI kinda person to do it.
You WILL get dirty-and you will have sticky goo on everything you own.
You WILL get good at math. How far can I go to my next source of oil? The first equation you should work on is : cost of kit + cost of conversion+ cost of collection + filtering divided by:number of miles driven a year X years of ownership.
I would love to see more people out there greasin'- but I've talked more out of it than into it.