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Old 04-18-2012, 04:32 PM
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I am looking to convert a gasoline car into a diesel. Can that be done? and How??

I have a 1993 Buick century and I thought it would be cool it make it a veggie car But I don't really work on cars. But I really want to. So I was wondering if someone on here could help me out. Tell me what kind of engine they might use for this project or anyother info I may need to get this project started. PLEASE AND THANK YOU for the Help

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NO. Look up GM diesels for Oldsmobile and find out why. Bottom end is not strong enough, heads are all wrong. NO.
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The cylinders and block is EVERY modern gasoline engine will be FAR TOO WEAK. That's why a Duramax diesel engine weighs 835lbs
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Short answer is no. Long answer is yes, but WHY?
If you want a french fry oil burner get an old mercedes diesel or VW diesel and set it up to go. It will turn out good without a lot of money.
The project you are talking about , converting a gas engine to diesel would be costly and ardouos at best. Then you have to find and injection pump to run it. After all that much work and cash, i wouldnt be dumping in any dirty old french fry oil.
Find a diesel engine and adapt it to your buick, or adapt the car it is in to burn the french fry oil.
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Olds also made a V 6 version of the crappy diesel engine. Pretty rare.
They are pretty much all gone by now, I am certain.
I did see that there are guys using the 350 diesel blocks to build hi performance engines. they can handle lots of horsepower because the castings are heavy/strong.
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