[Vwdiesel] High fuel mileage

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Mon Mar 8 16:08:33 EST 2004

> A friends' wife's dad has a 2wd Cummins truck, and she claims he's
> getting high 20's, but
> I think thats mostly due to his driving 40mph down country roads all the
> time.

	Good point in here.  My testing with a 79 Rabbit
	showed that the best fuel economy was around 40 MPH.
	60 MPG is possible, although not realistic in normal

> > and they got on to how Rudolf actually designed the diesel to run on=20
> > vegetable oil (never heard it quite that way) and here,=20

	I heard peanut oil.  Back in the 70's I worked with an old
	Romanian engineer.  Gave him a ride home one day.  He heard the
	can of marbles under the hood, and with a thick German accent,
	and a smile, asked me if I ever used peanut oil in it.


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