[Vwdiesel] High fuel mileage

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Mar 8 15:39:33 EST 2004

All this fuel mileage talk reminded me of a show I saw a few weeks ago.  
It was on the History Channel I believe.  The subject was alternative fuels 
and they got on to how Rudolf actually designed the diesel to run on 
vegetable oil (never heard it quite that way) and here, however many years 
later we're finally getting back to what he designed it to run on.  
  They went on to show some car that had about 5 medium O2 type 
cylinders in the back, full of H2 and how he had about 150 mile range. 
Since this contest they were now covering, was cross country, he had 
to adjust the amount of H2 that was burned so that he could make the 
trip without refilling his H2.  Not burning much that way I'd say!
  Anyway, one feller had what must've been a brand, spanking new Dodge 
pickup (300 hp Cummins).  He was running biodiesel and said most people 
see about 20 mpg but he was getting 40mpg!!!!  He didn't say why but let 
you assume, or implied it was from running biodiesel.  I sure don't believe 
biodiesel will do that kind of increase, if any to speak of.  The best liars 
I've heard on the Dodge's only claim to make about 25 consistently.

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