Diesel TO WVO CONVERSION proton wira (aka Mitsubishi Galant)

Haytham

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does anybody have any experienced performing these type of conversion. i'm planning to convert the car once i buy it and have enough knowledge on what to do. The car is proton wira but borrowed the engine from 9th gen mitsubishi galant. the car is 20 year old and used
 

miningman

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you obviously havent researched this matter very clearly......... theres been more tdi motors destroyed by WVO than you can shake a stick at
 

TDIMeister

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Keep the oil well settled, fine-filtered and dry. To remove suspended water, use a desiccant like silica gel. A heated setup like from Greasecar would be preferred but you may get away without it because of the tropical climate where you are (I assume Malaysia - I was born there).

If you are disciplined at keeping the oil clean and dry, you should be able to get some lifetime still. If and when the engine or car dies (whichever comes first), oh well - it owes you nothing given its age. :)

Most of the oil in SE Asia will be from palm. It makes excellent biodiesel with the highest cetane numbers but unfortunately also comes with the highest viscosity. You never have to worry about gel point because it never goes below 20°C ambient unless you're in one of the Highlands. Ideally, it would be preferable first to transesterify waste palm oil into biodiesel first instead of pouring the oil straight into the tank. You could even make a business or cooperative out of it to collect the used oil, which is available in abundance, turn it into biodiesel and sell/use it among a co-operative.
 

philngrayce

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I don’t know anything about Protons or Mitsubishi Galant diesels. But since you are asking on the VW forum, I can tell you that 20 year old tdi motors are generally pretty tolerant of WVO. You need to do the conversion right, operate it correctly and use clean, dry oil. As with any modification, there is always some risk, and you should be willing to accept that going into it. Of course, you want to be sure you have a good source of oil before you commit to this project.

Good luck, let us know how you make out and feel free to ask questions.
 
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