Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the pump!

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Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the pump!

Postby jessef » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:18 pm

Starting a rolling thread.

Diesel prices can get up there. For those that run wvo/svo, this is your alternative unless you have a less costly source.

Region : Lower mainland, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky

Where : Costco, Safeway, Coop, etc...

What : Canola, Veg, Rapeseed, Palm, Cottonseed and Corn oils.

Cost per liter : $ 0.000 / L

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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby jessef » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:20 pm

Region : Abbotsford

Where : Costco

What : Canola oil

Cost : $1.37 / L (16L jug for $22.00)

Currently cheaper than diesel. :M

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Postby nxski » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:48 pm

This is my plan when I'm in the states. Looks like a great solution to beat rising fuel prices.
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Postby vixentd » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:34 pm

Diesel at Superstore is $1.31 a liter less 5 cent discount = $1.26

I am always a little cautious of running cooking oil in any of my diesels. I have taken a 1.9 vw diesel motor apart with 100,000 kms and seen the rings complete carbon and seized in the grooves. I know in tdiclub.com their are many problems occuring also with the direct injection motors.

A rebuilder who works at New West Fuel Injection strongly recommend not running it also.

Just a thought for people to consider the savings if any and do your research as repairs could be expensive.

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Postby jessef » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:36 pm

We are all IDI (indirect injection) here that love to drink wvo/svo. TDI and DI's have the problems. Discussion can be done in another thread. This is only for pricing alternative fuels. :M

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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby tonydca » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:54 pm

jfarsang wrote:Region : Abbotsford

Where : Costco

What : Canola oil

Cost : $1.37 / L (16L jug for $22.00)

Currently cheaper than diesel. :M


Don't forget tho'; Canola oil has about 10% lower energy density than diesel, so your mileage should suffer by around the same amount:

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ageng/machine/ae1240w.htm

Still, at $1.46/L here in Vancouver for diesel lately, it's pretty darn close...
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Postby Drumster » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:40 am

Also don't forget that diesel price has tax built in. If my sources are correct, any cooking oil in a container is subject to HST. True?

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jfarsang wrote:Region : Abbotsford

Where : Costco

What : Canola oil

Cost : $1.37 / L (16L jug for $22.00)

Currently cheaper than diesel. :M


Don't forget tho'; Canola oil has about 10% lower energy density than diesel, so your mileage should suffer by around the same amount:

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ageng/machine/ae1240w.htm

Still, at $1.46/L here in Vancouver for diesel lately, it's pretty darn close...
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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby mrdueck » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:20 am

vixentd wrote:Diesel at Superstore is $1.31 a liter less 5 cent discount = $1.26

I am always a little cautious of running cooking oil in any of my diesels. I have taken a 1.9 vw diesel motor apart with 100,000 kms and seen the rings complete carbon and seized in the grooves. I know in tdiclub.com their are many problems occuring also with the direct injection motors.

A rebuilder who works at New West Fuel Injection strongly recommend not running it also.

Just a thought for people to consider the savings if any and do your research as repairs could be expensive.


I did a LOT of research on going WVO, and the common theme of engines doing what your describing above was owner who did not let their motor get to operating temperature first AND having oil at the correct temp. before switching over. Even if it is +35C out side I make sure that my motor is HOT before I switch over. I did over 80K on my '99 Surbarban without a hick-up. I hope to do significantly more on my L400.

On a side note, I recently installed my +200L WVO tank and will be putting in an air back rear suspension in the next month to deal with the added weight. She is sagging pretty good right now.

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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby delicat » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:01 pm

Region : New Westminster

Where : My garage

What : Used, Dewatered and Filtered Canola oil

Cost : $0.50 / L (18L jug for $10.00)

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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby nxski » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:28 pm

delicat wrote:Region : New Westminster

Where : My garage

What : Used, Dewatered and Filtered Canola oil

Cost : $0.50 / L (18L jug for $10.00)

8-)

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Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the pump!

Postby delicat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:38 pm

nxski wrote:
delicat wrote:Region : New Westminster

Where : My garage

What : Used, Dewatered and Filtered Canola oil

Cost : $0.50 / L (18L jug for $10.00)

8-)

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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby PlantDrive » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:24 pm

Hi all...has anyone checked the price of new Canola at Costco versus Lower Mainland (and Kamloops!!) diesel lately?
Saw 150.9 in Kamloops the other day... ouch!
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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby PlantDrive » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:02 pm

superstore in Vernon
16L canola for $19.99

....that's about 20 cents a litre less than diesel.
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Re: Lower mainland/Van Isld Veg/Canola OIL PRICES beat the p

Postby lrp374 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:21 pm

Costco in Kamloops $20.49 for 16 liters. Diesel here today 142.9!!


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