WVO Conversion for the Alternative Fuel User
Here at Pa Biodiesel Supply, we operate our family vehicles on alternative fuels. Our cars are equipped with WVO conversion kits for driving on waste vegetable oil. While waste vegetable oil goes by many names such as WVO, vegetable oil diesel, cooking oil diesel, diesel vegetable oil, one thing is for sure --- you can drive for almost nothing while being greener, with a fuel that doesn’t pollute our air like fossil fuels. Imagine being greener and saving $$$.
Our personal vehicles are a 1982 VW Pickup and a 2001 VW Beetle. Future plans include the addition of a ¾ ton diesel truck which also will be converted with a WVO conversion kit. While we purchased commercial conversion kits, our vehicles were converted by our good friend Brad Baublitz of York, PA.
Driving a converted vehicle is a simple operation either using a manual control or an automatic computer control to switch between WVO and diesel. The 1982 VW truck is equipped with an automatic control. When the coolant temperature reaches 155 degrees, the processor automatically switches the solenoid valve to WVO. The 2001 VW Beetle also has an automatic control which switches the solenoid valve when the coolant temperature reaches 125 degrees.
Conversions by Brad
Brad can install WVO conversion kits or is able to custom build conversion kits to fit your needs using quality components that are warranted for veg use.
Features he includes are superior to other store brand kits.
Flat plate heat exchangers, often an add-on with other kits -highly recommended for cooler climates.
Shut off valves on coolant lines which prevent unnecessary heat on veg components.
Custom aluminum tanks available in sizes from 20-80 gallons.
Custom built manual control box.
If you purchase a wvo conversion kit from one of the many suppliers, Brad’s install price starts at $500.
For information on an installation or custom design call
Brad Baublitz at (717) 858-4247.
Our 1982 VW truck has been equipped with a 22 gallon auxiliary fuel tank. Also included is a coolant-heated fuel filter, a flat plate heat exchanger, and for a little overkill, 12 volt injection wraps.
The WVO conversion kit with a neat custom install.
Brad’s custom built rail where he mounted both solenoid valves, the heated fuel filter, and the flat plate heat exchanger.
Temperature sensor on the WVO fuel line along with see through fuel filter.
22 gallon auxiliary fuel tank.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Our 2001 VW beetle has been equipped with a 13 gallon auxiliary fuel tank. The round fuel tank conveniently fits in the spare tire trunk inset. Also included in our WVO conversion is a coolant-heated fuel filter,
and a flat plate heat exchanger.
The WVO conversion kit is tucked neatly into the very
confined engine compartment of our 2001 Beetle.
A 30 plate flat plate heat exchanger helps to get the oil up to temperature quicker and keep it there. This is a definite plus for cooler climates.
Coolant heated fuel filter which is able to be replaced with minimal effort.
12 volt solenoid valves for switching between waste vegetable oil and diesel.
13 gallon WVO auxiliary fuel tank.