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Old 10-03-2004, 02:07 PM
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Mixing SVO With Diesel

Fordnut or anyone with experience running SVO, how would mixing a small amount of VO in a tank of diesel do? Someone in another post asked the same question. It would be nice to put 5 gallons or so in with a tank to offset the cost of a fillup. What kind of problems if any would be brought about by doing this?
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Old 10-03-2004, 02:34 PM
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Fordnut or anyone with experience running SVO, how would mixing a small amount of VO in a tank of diesel do? Someone in another post asked the same question. It would be nice to put 5 gallons or so in with a tank to offset the cost of a fillup. What kind of problems if any would be brought about by doing this?
I've done it on couple of occasions.. I mixed in 5 gals of SVO and filled up my tank with diesel.. Ran great! If I had an ample supply of SVO I'd mix it in when I filled up each time..
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Mykro, how did you filter it before you put it in?
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Just curious, what the heck is SVO?
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Never mind I figured it out. SVO straight vegetable oil. BTW it's 3am here at "work".
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01Stroker, As long as it is prefiltered, you could safely run up to 50/50 with no problem. Even down to about 35 air temp. Before I went with the duel tank heated setup I have now, I was simply mixing WVO in higher and higher ratios, pushing the limits of what I could do without having to do all the rest of the stuff. During the summer I was actually running off of 100% WVO, or SVO, in the factory tank. Problem was it would gel up the factory fuel filter after a few hundered miles. Mix in some diesel, and I was good to go. I have started up on SVO at as low as 30*, though not easily. 40 is about the reasonable limit to start on unheated SVO. But again, at 50%, with well filtered stuff, won't be a problem. Keep in mind however, you will still face replacing the fuel filter at increased intervals. On the bright side though, one tank of 50/50, and you have already paid for that filter . I will expalin the viscosity part and how it affects our motors in the other VEG OIL thread a little later.
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:08 PM
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Thanks mykro and Fordnut74 for the replies! Fordnut, what kind of filter system would be adequate for what I'm wanting to do? Did you just make your own?


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