Saturday, April 30, 2005

I'm back

I've taken a hiatus from writing here and now I'm back. Whatever. I'm gonna start talking about my car now.

I have a '77 Mercedes 240D. Yes, it's kinda slow. However, it runs on vegetable oil and I thought it might be interesting to chronicle some of its adventures since, as you may know, one of my main interests is food. Oil (vegetable oil) is food. It has caloric content. It is also combustible, especially at high pressure. It therefore works in a diesel engine. So, I'm telling you, as will every other "Greasel" owner, that every drop of vegetable oil we burn (either as straight veggie oil or thinned out into biodiesel), in our car is a good thing. It is a very good thing.

Don't believe me? Well, read about biodiesel here:

Journey to Forever
Energy loss or gain of fuesl at the University of Minnesota
Biodiesel Now

Enough about biodiesel. I don't want to have to brew my own. Like for my beer, I just want to pour and go! Read this from the boys at Greasel. See what I mean? waste vegetable oil is cheap, much better for the environment, and easy to use in your diesel engine.

Better yet, we're not spending our money supporting Bush's wars, his businesses or his friends' businesses. Can't afford a Prius? you can still be good.

More postings and pictures to come, but, for the meantime, let's stop here.