Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-03-2013, 10:29 PM
rocketman2440's Avatar
rocketman2440 rocketman2440 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 137
rocketman2440 is starting off with a positive reputation.
shortening in WVO

Hey guys, I was talking to a buddy today and might have a line on some oil. It would be from a donut place that adds chunks of shortening to their fryers. Could this cause a problem in my system, or would all the shortening solidify when cold and be able to be strained out? I would like to have a consistent line on some oil, but not looking to cause any damage to my system.. or my truck (wreck took care of that).


Oh and on a side note crossed 15,000 miles of running on veggie the other day!
__________________
Taylor
1999 F-250 7.3L Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2013, 07:30 PM
genscripter's Avatar
genscripter genscripter is online now
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 763
genscripter is starting off with a positive reputation.
What kind of kit do you have?
__________________
1988 Ford E250 Club Wagon | 7.3 IDI + RD2-90cc IP + Hypermax Van Turbo Kit | C6+GVOD w/ MaxOD Deep Sump & Electric Temp Probe | Wrapped Pipes & Turbo w/ Auber Instrument EGT/Boost Gauge | 4" Dia. Alum Driveshaft | 4.10 Gears | 32-gal Custom Alum fuel tank w/ Centroid sending unit | NAPA Coolant Filter | Michelin LRR 16" treads | Chrome Warn Winch Bumper | 115W PV Array | Brass Heatercore shutoff valves | Aftermarket Steering Stabilizer | Synthetic Lube all-around.
1998 Jetta TDI.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2013, 08:18 PM
rocketman2440's Avatar
rocketman2440 rocketman2440 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 137
rocketman2440 is starting off with a positive reputation.
No kit, homemade. Heated pickup, heated fuel filter, and electric fuel heater before the fuel hits the rails.
__________________
Taylor
1999 F-250 7.3L Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2013, 08:25 AM
flainn's Avatar
flainn flainn is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,158
flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.
matthew.mccleary.nm harleynmt matthewmccleary immortalbroom32
I would think as long as you can keep everything hot, you should be okay. But it's going to solidify once it cools down.

You'll also have to be very careful about purging your lines before shutdown.
__________________
Four wheels: '04 F-350 XL, 3.73 SRW, early 6.0, 5R110W, 342k -- sold. '04 Chevy Tahoe, 5.3, 4L60E, 88k (wife's).
Two wheels: '90 Kawasaki KX 250, '83 Kawasaki KX 80 bored to 125, '96 Yamaha PW 80
Past: '84 F-350 6.9, '86 F-250 6.9, '88 Bronco II 2.9, '91 Explorer 4.0, '94 F-250 7.3, '94 F-250 351w, '97 F-250 351w, '99 Escort 2.0
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2013, 11:49 AM
rocketman2440's Avatar
rocketman2440 rocketman2440 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 137
rocketman2440 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Do you think it would / could settle out during filtering at home? I have a cold upflow settling system. I just wonder if I could let the thick shortening work its way out before it even goes into the tank. While I am good about purging my lines I would rather not worry about it at all.

Oh and I know nothing about shortening, other than it makes donuts delicious. Which is why I ask.
__________________
Taylor
1999 F-250 7.3L Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2013, 12:59 PM
flainn's Avatar
flainn flainn is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,158
flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.
matthew.mccleary.nm harleynmt matthewmccleary immortalbroom32
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketman2440 View Post
Do you think it would / could settle out during filtering at home? I have a cold upflow settling system. I just wonder if I could let the thick shortening work its way out before it even goes into the tank. While I am good about purging my lines I would rather not worry about it at all.
I don't really know. Maybe see if you can get a small sample and let it sit for a week or so to get an idea of how it behaves.

I would think you'll have much better results running this during the warm months. If you want to use it in winter you might need to consider HOH fuel lines.
__________________
Four wheels: '04 F-350 XL, 3.73 SRW, early 6.0, 5R110W, 342k -- sold. '04 Chevy Tahoe, 5.3, 4L60E, 88k (wife's).
Two wheels: '90 Kawasaki KX 250, '83 Kawasaki KX 80 bored to 125, '96 Yamaha PW 80
Past: '84 F-350 6.9, '86 F-250 6.9, '88 Bronco II 2.9, '91 Explorer 4.0, '94 F-250 7.3, '94 F-250 351w, '97 F-250 351w, '99 Escort 2.0
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-05-2013, 01:07 PM
rocketman2440's Avatar
rocketman2440 rocketman2440 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 137
rocketman2440 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I think you are right about the summer months. Being in Georgia that is a good period of time too! Well guess I need to get a sample. Thanks.
__________________
Taylor
1999 F-250 7.3L Diesel
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-06-2013, 01:28 AM
genscripter's Avatar
genscripter genscripter is online now
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 763
genscripter is starting off with a positive reputation.
if you are using cold upflow, i doubt the shortening would even make it to your second barrel. But since you have lots of heated components, it wouldn't be a problem in theory. As the other poster mentioned, make sure you do a comprehensive purge. It'd be a shame to clog your veg fuel lines with shortening. If you aren't already running HIH or HOH or at least TOT or TOH, you should probably install that. all my veg rides have TOT, and it heats the veg in addition to the FPHE's i have.
__________________
1988 Ford E250 Club Wagon | 7.3 IDI + RD2-90cc IP + Hypermax Van Turbo Kit | C6+GVOD w/ MaxOD Deep Sump & Electric Temp Probe | Wrapped Pipes & Turbo w/ Auber Instrument EGT/Boost Gauge | 4" Dia. Alum Driveshaft | 4.10 Gears | 32-gal Custom Alum fuel tank w/ Centroid sending unit | NAPA Coolant Filter | Michelin LRR 16" treads | Chrome Warn Winch Bumper | 115W PV Array | Brass Heatercore shutoff valves | Aftermarket Steering Stabilizer | Synthetic Lube all-around.
1998 Jetta TDI.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-09-2013, 09:29 AM
Clay H's Avatar
Clay H Clay H is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tuttle, OK
Posts: 622
Clay H has a very good reputation on FTE.Clay H has a very good reputation on FTE.Clay H has a very good reputation on FTE.
PHO is a PITA to filter and in a cold upflow system, your going to hate it. Consider a heat, settle method or heat and centrifuge. Way better than cold upflow.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2013, 09:33 AM
SkySkiJason's Avatar
SkySkiJason SkySkiJason is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: N.GA Mountains
Posts: 3,684
SkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant future
Wonder what happened??

I have burned 'shortening' in my truck. This stuff is SOLID at 80*, but my system has a LOT of heat. After settling and filtering the stuff while it was hot, I put it in my truck. The next AM it was 20* and there was a drip on the top of my tank that was so hard I couldn't push my fingernail in it... Truck ran like it always does!

The biggest problem I see with burning donut oil is looking like the Pied Piper with a line of cops following you around.
__________________
2001 F350 CC flatbed - headstuds, AC codes, T4/S366, custom leather interior, '07 facelift, big honkin bumper, 180k miles on DIY veggie conversion and a few other things...
2000 Excursion, Limited, 4x4, BTS trans, 120k on veggie! - wrecked spring 2013 - RIP
veggiegarage.com authorized installer
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 09:33 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I shorten a 1957 F600 frame ireding Large Truck 16 08-25-2013 09:19 PM
shortening my wheelbase scottma978 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 6 06-17-2010 10:06 PM
Shortening steering column? 73FOMO Ranger & B-Series 1 12-01-2009 09:16 PM
Shortened long bed? Stephen67 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 11-24-2009 05:34 PM
using shortening or lard in the summer Griesel Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 1 04-27-2006 07:17 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup