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With the time, effort, and money you'd spend trying to do this, you're waaaaaaaaaaaaay better off finding a diesel Vanagon and converting it to run on grease. There is no bolt-on conversion to biofuels for either Type I or Type IV engines, of which I'm aware.
To answer your last question first, yes, pretty much any diesel engine can be modified to run on cooking oil.Hi to you both,
Thank you for both your suggestions. Here's the situation: I am in love with my 1971 van and it is time for a new engine. I'm new to VW vans and I'm not a mechanic. Therefore, would it be a reasonable plan to drive back east and replace the engine at a place on the way where one of the members of this group can recommend a skilled mechanic to fit a diesel engine? That can then be converted to run of cooking oil - right?
Thanks, Thanks and Thanks. You have opened my eyes and my ears, and I think I'd be better to replace with the same type. How easy is it to find a rebuilt engine? From the records, looks like mine was rebuilt around 82,000 miles ago.