Re: [DMCForum] Greasel/biodiesel conversion for DeLoreans
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Re: [DMCForum] Greasel/biodiesel conversion for DeLoreans



I may be talking out of my butt, but I can try and
answer with what I think is correct.


--- cruznmd <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Since the nasty political tone has disappeared from
> this thread for
> now, I have some questions of my own some of which
> Martin may be able
> to answer. I may have asked in the past but forget
> the answer.
>
> 1. Rumor was, the PRV was originally a diesel. True?

I'd say no.  The rumor probably came from the liner
design, but I'd find it hard to believe that 30 years
ago someone would design an aluminum diesel engine.
They run too hot, and too high a compression.

> Was the V6
> version ever a diesel? Could it be converted?

I'd say no, for the reasons above.

> 2. If the PRV could be modified for this fuel, the
> "grease" tanks
> could probably be inserted into the rear pontoons
> without much
> hassle. Consider; veg oil is not explosive so the
> tanks don't require
> central location or heavy shielding.
>

Good point..  Something to consider for anyone who
decided to try this on a DeLorean.

> 3. If the PRV could not be converted, is there a
> compatible diesel
> engine that would easily mate up to our
> transmission?

Volvo had some Diesel models about the same time they
were using the PRV.  I think it was a D24 engine built
by Volkswagen.  Taking a quick look on Google, I see
the D24 was mounted to the M46 transmission.  The
Volvo version of the PRV (B28) was used in the 265
model also with the M46 transmission...  So, this may
not be such a complex conversion!  Best thing to do is
find a D24 engine and see if the DeLorean bell housing
will mount to it.

> 4. Since diesels cause combustion by compression (no
> spark), does
> that mean that their compression pressures are much
> higher?

Yes, MUCH

> I'd definitely be willing to boil grease if I owned
> a normal home and
> got out of this townhouse. I'd also be willing to
> flout the law if
> burning grease for fuel became illegal. What are
> they going to do?
> Pull over every single car and run a chemical test?
> Semi trucks are
> one thing, but chasing every single citizen trying
> to save a buck
> when they're not stealing or harming anyone is
> crazy.

They may be able to set up road side "sniffers" to
detect fuel types.  However, I agree with you. 

> Rich A.
>
>

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