WORLD WITH GREASE
Tired of paying through the nose at the gas
Angry about how dependent the U.S. economy is
on Mideast oil?
Scared about carbon dioxide, climate
disruption and global warming?
Get ready to
take matters into your own hands!
The Grease for
Meenal Raval, a member of MAGNET and a local
Mt. Airy resident, converted her ’91 Volkswagen Jetta, so that it
runs not just on diesel but also directly on waste vegetable
Get out! Running a car on vegetable
Yes, the same stuff that your french fries
were cooked in! The
diesel engine was originally invented to run on vegetable oil. Waste vegetable oil, once it
is properly filtered, can burn cleanly and efficiently.
The Grease for Peace Mobile has a second tank
for the vegetable oil.
The car starts regularly on the standard diesel. Engine coolant pre-heats the
vegetable oil until it is thin enough to work in the engine. With a flick of a switch on
the dashboard, the car switches over to the preheated vegetable oil
for the rest of the trip.
Thousands of cars have been successfully converted over to
vegetable oil around the world, but the Grease for Peace Mobile is
the first one in Philadelphia!
So, why would
I want to do it?
If you care about your pocketbook, two
If you also care about your money going to
the Middle East to pay for wars over oil and funding terrorist
organizations, three words:
And, if you also care about preserving the
climate, saving species from climate-induced extinctions, and
leaving the earth cleaner for your children and grandchildren, four
Zero Fossil Fuel
Can this work
Well, yes and no. You need to start with a
diesel car, and then convert it with a readily available kit. A gasoline-powered car can’t
be used—but you can always trade yours in for a diesel, or make your
next vehicle purchase a diesel car. And, with a converted car,
if you run out of vegetable oil, you can always use straight diesel
or “biodiesel,” which is diesel made from vegetable oil. You can also, in a pinch,
buy bulk corn oil from any supermarket and put it in the tank. Price it out, it’s not much
more expensive than current gasoline prices!
Learn lots more at www.greasecar.com, www.greasel.com, www.fossilfreefuel.com, and
Contact the Mt. Airy Greening Network
(MAGNet), which is behind PhillyFreecycle, the Philly Earth Day 2005
fair, and now the Grease for Peace Mobile, at email@example.com.