Tesco sunflower oil £9 for 10 litres
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Tesco sunflower oil £9 for 10 litres

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Found 28th Oct 2013
Tesco have reduced the price of their 5 litre sunflower oils to £9 for two (£6 each) - so 90p per litre. It's been £10 for 10 litres for a long time so great to see a price decrease if you have a suitable diesel car, or really like fried food!

Sunflower oil is one of the best oils to use as a fuel because it has a low cloud point, so can be used down to low temperatures, plus has high calories per litre so you get more bang for your buck. Plus the exhaust smells lovely!

They have also removed the restrictions about buying this online so there is potential for greater savings using voucher codes for online delivery.

More info about running a car on this stuff at vegetableoildiesel.co.uk/int…tml - I've got a 1997 VW Golf and you can just pour it straight in

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has anybody got any cocktail recipes to use with this?

I used to use this on a 99 Passat. Needed a 10% mix with petrol to help start and stop pump seals from going.I also used bio which basically removed the gunge an blocked fuel system up. So not recommended by me I'm afraid

Tried this in my vectra but was a nightmare trying to get the chips out of the tank

That is a good deal, i can't use Bio-diesel but i do remember the says of fuel costing (88Pence a Lite) only 5 years ago... oO

I use this to power my bicycle.

sotomonkey

I use this to power my bicycle.



Yup, me too. I eat chips cooked in this oil, which my body turns into energy to pedal my bike.

I get around 500 miles to the gallon.

Been using Tesco sunflower oil in my laguna for over 3 years, 50% sunflower oil / 50% diesal in summer, not recommended in winter. 50% ratio in winter is okay, but lacks pulling power hence loss of mileage upto 15% won't be making much saving.

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mrcareful

I used to use this on a 99 Passat. Needed a 10% mix with petrol to help … I used to use this on a 99 Passat. Needed a 10% mix with petrol to help start and stop pump seals from going.I also used bio which basically removed the gunge an blocked fuel system up. So not recommended by me I'm afraid


A cheaper way of preventing problems with fuel seals is to wait until the tank is amost empty and put in 500ml of brake fluid with a couple of litres of diesel and run it though. The brake fluid softens the fuel seals and has always stopped them leaking when I've had problems.

You do need to add 5% petrol in winter (below 0C) though as otherwise the fuel is too thick.

My Dad thought vegetable oil was fat free. "Can't be any fat in it, it's made out of vegetables?" Brilliant!

Clocked up over 100k miles on veg oil in my Pug 406 estate, never a problem as long as regular filter changes, before that ran 2 Pug 405 estates on veg oil, only occasionally used deisel when couldn't get a 'deal' on veg oil - it is breaking my heart to be running my Berlingo on deisel - as general rule of thumb if your vehicle has a Bosch fuel pump it'll run neat veg oil

can I run my 1.5 dci renault clio on oil anybody?

I wouldn't try it, Miyagi. The Renault engines are rather sensitive beasts even when drinking normal fuel.

I'd love to run my own Clio on this stuff but I have a feeling it would throw its toys out of the pram within the first couple of litres.

it is a good deal after paying £3 for 2l in Iceland will stock it..thanks

my astra 06 works brill put when very cold i petrol in the tank 5 lts to a half tank
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