Question : What will happen when
we use palm based cooking oil in place of engine oil ?
I saw a video of car owners doing this on YouTube and am wondering what is
the effect ?
Answer : Very few engines can run straight, vegetable oil and even
then, they need to be started on diesel fuel and then switched over to the
What is usually done is to convert the cooking oil into an ester which is
mixed with diesel fuel and these are termed:
• 100 per cent biodiesel which is referred to as B100.
• 20 per cent biodiesel, 80 percent diesel fuel know as B20.
• 5 per cent biodiese, 95 per cent diesel fuel known as B5.
• 2 per cent biodiesel, 98 percent diesel fuel known as B2.
To have an engine to run on B100 would normally entail certain engine
Most engine manufacturers have no objections to running their engines on
anything up to B20.