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  1. 1. Car fuelled on cooking oil makes epic journeyA honeymooning couple travelling around Australia in a car fuelled by fish and chip oil say the pungent smell of theirvehicle has intrigued people, not repelled them.Gerard and Rachel Mimmo. who have driven nearly 2500km from Sydney to Emerald, Queensland on donatedvegetable oil from fish and chip shops, say people are "quite interested" in their cars smell."They wonder what it is at first, but once you explain the idea everyone is really interested," Mr Mimmo said."Weve been pulling by on the side of the road, people chat to you « where ever you stay, and people areinterested."The civil engineer, who moved back to Australia with his English wife, said their trip in the four-wheel drivenamed "Battered Fish" had gone smoothly so far."Havent had any problems with the car at all, it runs just as good on veg oil as it does on diesel," he said."We absolutely do intend to make it all around on veg oil."On a full tank of 180 litres of vegetable oil, the pair can travel up to 900km.The car is started on diesel on a cold engine and then switched over to oil once its up to running temperature.After 18 months of planning, the pair say sceptics have not prevented them getting donated vegetable oil tocontinue their journey."The challenge is collecting the oil, a lot of people say no, youve just got to keep going," he said."People just might be sceptical and not sure ² if someone off the street asked them for oil, theyre wonderingwhat are these people really filling?"Despite facing some initial rejections, the couple say getting oil is less arduous than the challenge of camping inthe bush."Surviving on Stockton beach during a massive thunder storm, that was pretty much our first day," Mr Mimmosaid."The whole camping experience has caught us off guard, youve got to be a lot more prepared and experiencedthan what we are. But were making the most of it."The pair are trying to minimise their impact on the environment as much as possible by using solar power andbiodegradable products.Were doing our own washing as we drive along," he said."Wed got a drum where we put our clothes, washing powder and water and just the movement of the car as youdrive along is an absolute washing mechanism."With skyrocketing petrol prices, Mr Mimmo said their trip could not have happened at a better time.
  2. 2. "The fuel prices are very disconcerting and wed love to stay away from the petrol pump as much as possible,"he said. "The more oil we can collect and filter the happier we are."The couple are headed west from Emerald to Sapphire to collect an HF radio so that they have a communicationsystem when they get to remote parts of Australia.They plan to make it back to Sydney before Christmas day for a family celebration.The couple has received widespread publicity after they were featured in environmental magazine Greenpages.Tales of their travels can be followed on their blog:www.ozonabatteredfish.blogspot.comSee Plant Drivehttp://plantdrive.comVEGETABLE OIL Cars and Converting Your Car to VEGETABLE OILhttp://plantdrive.comhttp://www.greasecar.comhttp://www.vegpoweredsystems.comhttp://www.goldenfuelsystems.comhttp://www.goodgrease.comhttp://www.vegpower.comhttp://www.elsbett.comhttp://biocar.dehttp://www.enviofuel.comhttp://www.frybrid.comhttp://www.vegiecars.comhttp://www.theorganicmechanic.orghttp://www.fattywagons.comhttp://greasebenz.comhttp://www.vtvegcar.comhttp://www.vegengine.blogspot.comhttp://www.greenconversion.nethttp://www.alaskavegoil.org
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