Jetta TDI SVO conversion on Autoblog Podcast

Posted By on April 8, 2006

VegaJetJohn Neff and Chris Paukert talked at length today on their podcast about a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI (diesel) vegetable oil conversion. (See Autoblog Podcast) John met with the owners in Lorain Ohio and spent some time checking out their vehicle. The two brothers, Chuck and Tom Norton, had their car converted to run on Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) or Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) at a nearby company in Oberlin, Ohio (near Cleveland) called Full Circle Fuels . According to a previous article, Full Circle Fuels use hardware from Golden Fuel Systems . (formerly Greasel) The photos and description were excellent and well worth a read even though its not exactly biodiesel. (see link)

If you aren’t anxious to listen to the entire 35 minute podcast, but want the parts discussing the veggie car conversion, some slightly editted audio (and smaller file) can be downloaded here. (right-click/save-as if it doesn’t quickly play) The last few minutes of conversation between John Neff and Chris Paukert also discuss biodiesel and hydrogen … as well as comment positively concerning diesel cars in the US. The indepth interview photos were well done.


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