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figure this... (i am going to bring this up to him also) diesel @ $4 x 50k miles at 14 mpg = a little over $14,000. in the savings on fuel, i can afford to build a new motor and also put all the goodies in there to make it more reliable and more powerful (cough, PMRs suck! cough cough...)
Prepare for Rant... Rant-ON
There are other factors... gathering and filtering the WVO is time consuming and I don't know about you but my time is worth money so that needs to go into the equation. Finding decent WVO for free at least in my neck of the woods is getting nearly impossible now. If you live in a place with cold winters gathering and filtering in the winter months is a major hassle. WVO doesn't even pour in cool weather so pumping and transferring it at the collection site takes special and expensive equipment. Then there's the storage of WVO and the continual cleanup and disposal of the filtered debris.
Not trying to burst the bubble but I don't think there is a cost savings once you factor in time and equipment. You have to want to do bioD or WVO for reasons other than economics. I did bioD because I didn't want my fuel money paying for Jihadist vacations. The effort led me to eventually start buying the biodiesel pre-made and then my coop started purchasing it from outsiders and then the outsiders started buying it from importers so even the biodiesel money was flowing back out of the country.
Until a major energy player gets the oil-algae production issues sorted out there's not going to be an affordable-sustainable source of renewable diesel fuel.
Thanks I feel better now...
2005 F250 XLT crew cab used for camper towing, kid hauling and commuting:
Banks Monster Exhaust, Banks Ram Air Intake, SCT with tunes from Innovative Diesel, Zoodad mod, High Idle Mod, Reverse light floods, ARE Shell, HAM Radio Antennas (80m-10m screwdriver, 2m, 440, 6m whip)
First 25k was run on Biodiesel but it's too much trouble so I'm dino-diesel only now > 50k