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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Post '73 508d 3.8L 4cyl wvo conversion,

anyone done anything like this?
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i have " mercedes" van here at present which has a deriviative Mercedes Diesel ( normally a OM602 it's a SSang Yong OM611) i haven't got it running yet because i'm still trying to find a new head,but i fiound this site Ssangyong Owners Club
where they have been running their Mercedes diesels on cooking oil bought straight from the supermarket. That's right ! ,straight from the check out and into the fuel tank..We'll beat them yet! ha ha
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Looking to do exactly the same with my 508d. The best kit I've found so far is this:

Veg Oil Kit 24v10mm WT02HE

Do you maybe know offhand if the 508D's have a 10 or 13 mm fuel line?

I'd be very interested to hear how you get on with your conversion, good luck!
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My 508D has a fuel preheater and suposedly able to run on 100% SVO straight of the supermarket shelf. I ran for 400 miles without switching the preheater on at a 50% mix in the spring with no problems, smells great. I love my frymobile.
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Merc 608D engine on veg oil


I joined the group in the hope of finding out something (anything!) about running the excellent OM314V 3.8ltr diesel on veg oil (WVO). There is nothing to be found on-line anywhere, and before doing the conversion to the engine it would be great to get some advice from anyone who has done this.

I love this engine! I have fitted it into my 1967 Morris FG K40 ambulance, and its up and running. The motor came from a rusted out 608D van found in the corner of a caravan park here in Cornwall. Sad to see such a great van go, but the motor lives!

The best response I have had from the veg oil conversion companies is from Dieselveg who recommend their kit:

ATG have asked us to carry on your enquiry as we are their UK partners.

We would recommend the P121012 kit here: <http://www.dieselveg.com/veg_oil_kit_24v10mm_wt02he.htm>Veg Oil Kit 24v10mm WT02HE,

which is what member vegoil101 was looking at for his 508D.

Does anyone have any experience of this kit, or any other?

All the best

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