Making the choice to run biodiesel in your car can be difficult for the average driver. As we all know, almost all passenger vehicles run on gasoline in the United States. There are very few diesel-powered cars such as the Volkswagen/Audi TDIs and Mercedes diesels, so most consumers that want to run biodiesel end up driving a large pickup truck like a Ford F250 or Chevy Duramax.
One option that is interesting to me is converting a car to diesel power. Is this difficult? How can it be done? How will I get a license tag and title for a diesel conversion? These are a few of the questions that came to my mind when I first considered the project. I decided a few years ago to embark on a research project to convert a gas car to diesel to see how it could be done.
This is the first of a series of blog posts where I will document my conversion of a 1987 Mitsubishi Montero from a 4 cylinder 2.6 liter gas engine to a 4 cylinder 2.3 liter turbo diesel engine. Stay tuned… this should be a fun ride!