Can all car engines be converted to run on vegetable oil, or only diesel engines?



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    To answer this question it is important to understand how these two fuels (gasoline and diesel).
    A gasoline engine mixes the gasoline with the proper amount of air, compresses it to a ratio around 10:1 (usually a bit less) and then ignites it with a spark. Diesel engines mix the proper ratio of air and compress it to about 25:1, and the fuel ignites under its own heat as a result of pressure. Gasoline is a low-bodied fuel which burns under lighter pressures with the assistance of a spark – similar fuels are butane, propane, and methane. Vegetable oil is able to ignite at the same pressure as diesel as they are both heavy-bodied fuels – thus the reason vegetable oil can only work in a diesel engine.

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