I filled up the diesel tank this week.... while it cost over $50 to fill it, my mileage per gallon of *boughten* diesel was 159 mpg. I can live with that. To me, this vehicle is a true hybrid as much as a Prius.
Under the hood, the WVO components don't take too much room, as seen on this photo of the passenger side of the engine.
One thing that helped enormously was the removal of the AC compressor, idler pulley, and power steering pump. One belt now for the water pump and alternator, the thermostat is fully exposed and life is beautifully simple. The car is great to drive without power steering, with excellent road feel and just a little stiff at parking speeds.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Posted by Dan Houg at 8:57 AM