PBS’s Motorweek garage guy on fuel economy

Posted By on November 25, 2006

Goss Garage logoLong running Maryland Public Broadcasting automotive magazine Motorweek produces a segment called Goss’ Garage, which offers tidbits to car owners each week. This past week segment celebrity Pat Goss commented on what to do and what not to do to increase fuel economy. (link to his 10 tips) One comment that might stand out if you are a diesel owner contemplating adding Straight Vegetable Oil to you fuel was talked about briefly. I wish there was a clarification made between vehicles ‘converted and designed to run’ SVW or WVO (Wast Vegetable Oil) and stock diesel. Also another point that might not be clear to less astute watchers is that he was not talking about a biodiesel. Biodiesel is a processed vegetable oil designed for use as a fuel in stock diesel engines both at 100% (B100) or more commonly blended with petroleum diesel. His other points might be helpful so I’ll include the video segment below.


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