View Full Version : My Veggie Oil System

06-10-2005, 04:08 PM
Here are the pics of the Greasecar.com system we installed. I have still yet to finish it 100% but wanted to show you my progress to date...

06-10-2005, 04:40 PM

06-10-2005, 05:00 PM
Do you have A/C or drive with your windows open all time? The unshielded coolantlines must be a nice heater inside the cabin.

Nice and clean setup :td

06-10-2005, 09:49 PM
no a/c - yet. may be possible with the tdi engine swap...as for the coolant lines, they may get hot in the summer but the fact they they will be carrying free fuel is very cool...

Old No9
07-10-2005, 02:35 PM
How long did it take to install and how was the instructions & hardware ?

It looks great !

Old No9
John Koss

07-10-2005, 02:41 PM
it took me most of sunday with some help. i still haven't finished it. have the switches to connect, (2 hours?) but last year when i did my first install it took about four days a few hours each after work. the instructions can be pretty vague, so you need to read everything twice but the hardware is top quality. i have seen some shabby looking systems before and this is much nicer.

Darth Garry
07-10-2005, 05:43 PM
Is that all from the Greasecar system? I'm intriegued.


07-10-2005, 05:52 PM
Me too. Not quite sure whats going on. are the red hoses for heating the oil to make it thinner?
Also, in england using veggie oil isnt free, we still have to pay tax and duty, or get felt up by the VOSA - right little hitlers!

07-10-2005, 08:16 PM
yes, it is a greasecar.com system. one red line delivers the coolant to the auxiliary tank to heat the grease & the other carries the grease to the engine. you can go to the site and read all the details on the kit. i got it for $845, shipping included.

07-10-2005, 08:18 PM
here in the USA, you can get good used veggie/fryer oil from any restaurant for free, run it through a 10 micron sock filter and use it as fuel.

15-11-2005, 05:01 PM
The Rhino Liner came out very nice, now I can throw anything in there and not worry about the bed rusting out. It almost has a sticky feel to it, seems as though it will have great grip. Highly Recommended. Sorry about the leaves and rain. Will get better photos when it's dry out...Now I just need a cap for the winter!

15-11-2005, 06:02 PM
Very nice. :) I like it alot.

17-05-2006, 04:03 PM
It has been awhile since I posted any progress pics, so here's the latest, most of which was done over the winter:

Installed the corrado steel wheels (still haven't put on the recently acquired center caps, though) & installed new rear shocks, hence the rake of the rear...I still need new leaf springs, but apparently I need to have them made by dropping off my originals and having them make me a set based on those, because according to my spring dealer, they don't make them (in the USA) anymore...

Finished the installation of the greasecar fuel tank after the rhino liner application

Installed the chinese door handles from ebay (they work/look great) and grabbed a passenger side mirror. you can't see them, but I also installed Rabbit GTI vented disc brakes up front as well, all thanks to tips found here on the forum. :thumbs_up

Completed the greasecar fuel system install. there were some electronics that we left half done and my friend wally (at wally's super service in mahopac, ny) helped button them up for me & get the system primed. here you can see the switching system, the grease fuel gauge, as well as the new cd player I just had installed. :music:

Oh, yeah, I also picked up a cap as well. Shots of that to come this winter...Next, I have a 1.6td and full techtonics exhaust waiting to be installed. Can't wait til my mechanic squeezes me in for the swap. I also picked up a full single round (2 light) front clip in February ready for install once I have the $$$ to do it. Eventually...

17-05-2006, 04:08 PM
BTW - It runs great on the grease. I have driven about 350 miles and haven't even used a half tank of Diesel yet. Showed it off at the Earth Day Fair in town with another greaser who runs a Benz Diesel. The truck warms up very quickly, maybe 2 miles 'til switchover from Diesel to grease. Hope to do the Jetta TDI as well once I have the time and money.

17-05-2006, 04:13 PM
Oh, and I also removed all the body trim along the rockers, and those plastic wheel well trim pieces by the rear wheels. Just as my friend told me, they hold rain water against the body and cause it to rust, so I chucked them and will hopefully curb it from spreading much more until I get the bodywork done.

17-05-2006, 04:24 PM
thats a nice twin tank setup - i'll be doing the same with mine in the not so distant future.

As for the front clip, i think you should leave it as it is, I absolutely love the look of the US front end, if i could i would have that on mine.

18-05-2006, 03:26 AM
too bad is isn't easier to swap front clips with folks across the pond, i could have a killer business going...i think the fascination with round lights goes like this: when cars in the USA went from having round lights to squares, it was when the 1970's were ending, and that's also when the famed american muscle car era ended. so when i see round lights, it makes me think of old cars, (or early 80's euro cars like bmw's) so it is nostalgic and unique to me. maybe in the uk round lights are everywhere so the squares seem unique to you, but to me they're just a sign of when not only did lights get square, but the cars got "square" too....

18-05-2006, 10:22 AM
Old "UK" cars that the square US headlights remind me of;

Vauxhall VIVA, Ford Escort, Vauxhall Chevette, Fiat Strada.

19-05-2006, 10:03 AM
Great instal unfortunatly forbiden here in france by our stupid politics... But some are runing here :)

19-05-2006, 02:35 PM
Did you need to change all of your fuel lines to viton to run straight grease? Also, change the injector pump seals???

19-05-2006, 05:44 PM
you only need to go to viton if you are running biodiesel because bio has a solvent in it that eventually eats rubber, straight grease has no solvent content, so no problems...

19-05-2006, 05:44 PM
ps - i did not have to change the injector pump seals either...

19-05-2006, 07:27 PM
got the center caps on!

20-05-2006, 08:16 AM
you only need to go to viton if you are running biodiesel ... or [much] cheaper urethane. :td ;)

18-06-2007, 03:36 PM
Just got it installed last week. The injection pump is leaking from the accelerator linkage seal at the top of the pump. Mechanic said it may swell up after a couple days driving and stop leaking (the engine was sitting for over a year), but I have a bad feeling I might need a new IP. Any suggestions?


I got the Techtonics Tuning 2.25 inch stainless steel exhaust system. They custom fabricated a downpipe for me as well.


How do you like those Pontiac Firebird mudflaps?! They came with the truck...I think I want to re-route the exhaust tailpipe to keep soot to a minimum. After putting only 80 miles on it, you can already see the black gunk collecting on the quarter panel.

18-06-2007, 04:02 PM
Very cool thread :td
I too am interested in the whole vege powered diesel thing. I'm (half-assedly) trying to find a way to run SVO without using a two tank system - using heater elements and perhaps additional batteries.

The leaky injection pump shouldn't be an issue. You can get seal kits for them, which you could take to your mechanic / a specialist diesel place.
Or, you could remove your injection pump and send it off to be rebuilt and resealed (A guy called Giles on www.vwdiesel.net works wonders on these pumps). Very costly though!

Darth Garry
18-06-2007, 07:16 PM
My only suggestion is to sell me the G60 valve cover!

Are you happy with the TT system? I'm considering getting one.

BTW - are you bringing that sweet piece of action to waterfest or what?


18-06-2007, 09:07 PM
Those valve covers come on most late 8v engines?

Darth Garry
18-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Those valve covers come on most late 8v engines?

If they did, I have yet to see one!


19-06-2007, 02:56 AM
I don't know where to get another valve cover like this. The guy who sold it to me tossed it on as a litte extra at the last minute. Yes, I am happy with the TT exhaust system (although with the leaky IP, I'm not gettin' the fuel to the engine in order to really push some gas through it!) Yes, I will be going to Waterfest, (Garry, we should meet up/caravan!) and I will hopefully have the IP fixed long before then, so I can really enjoy this engine. It runs nice, but I can feel the sluggishness as I piss fuel down the front of the block. :(

19-06-2007, 09:06 AM
punkvideo: Get hold of mortskeg. I believe he has had a problem with a leaky injection pump at some point and managed to find a seal kit for about $5.

It comes with various o-rings and gaskets for different parts of the pump. It sounds like your leak is in a very easy place to fix and would only require removing the lid of the pump and replacing old seals. If you do decide to do it yourself, let me know and I'll gather a bunch of useful info for you before you tear it open :p :)

19-06-2007, 09:30 AM
My mistake, it wasn't morts that got the seal kit.

Here's a useful thread with a link to a place you can buy a seal kit from too:

I'm sure you could probably find a more local diesel shop that could get the kit in for you too, if you asked.

Hope that helps :thumbs_up

21-06-2007, 04:27 PM
hey dubwin, thanks for the help - I decided to go with a Giles modified injection pump and will be doing an intercooler as well. Will post updates upon install.

21-06-2007, 11:48 PM
Lucky you! :)

No worries, glad I could help. That guy works wonders aparently :thumbs_up

25-07-2007, 10:57 PM
I finally got the Porsche 944 intercooler installed as well as the "hot rod" Giles Injection Pump. It was all done just in time for Waterfest 13. I still need to pick up a boost gauge, though. Haven't turned the boost up to 20 psi as per Giles' recommendations til I get the gauge. It is pretty fast now, but it will apparently be screaming once it's cranking more psi...I helped a friend move today, about 90 miles each way, loaded up with a full size mattress and boxspring and a bunch of books and stuff in the bed of the truck, and was holding 75 mph up hills, no problem. The trip to Waterfest and back (about 200 miles or so) went off without issue, and the car was flying the whole way. Granted, she smokes a lot when I drop the pedal, which I think might change when the boost is upped.

Think it will get enough air flow?


It's a tight fit, but it's all in there...


Darth Garry
26-07-2007, 12:54 AM
Nice dude! I bet that is a lot of fun! Who did all of the plumbing?


26-07-2007, 01:54 PM
I know a local vw shop who did the whole install for me, already sent the IP core back to Giles...can't wait to get the boost gauge & pyrometer in!