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Old 04-01-2006, 09:10 PM
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Question What types of pipe for WVO?

What types of pipe can be used for WVO and will not have a reaction. I am doing some research on how to use a vehicles exhaust system to preheat WVO. An idea was suggested to me on using a pipe and electric controller to divert exhaust from mid-pipe and reconnect at the end near the outlet. The idea is to have a metal line for the fuel to travel down within this alternate exhaust line. Another method instead of an electronic controller, but with testing a small diameter pipe (yet to be determined) instead of an electric controller. I would like to know what types of metal can be used with WVO without any problems.

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I was going to ask the same thing. Mind you, specifically copper. I got a slip tank the other day and am now going to set up an egine coolant coil to go inside for warming so I can run bio all winter. Gonna heat the fuel lines as well. Anyway, that's a little different question than packrat's, but along the same lines.
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I was going to ask the same thing. Mind you, specifically copper. I got a slip tank the other day and am now going to set up an egine coolant coil to go inside for warming so I can run bio all winter. Gonna heat the fuel lines as well. Anyway, that's a little different question than packrat's, but along the same lines.
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No aluminium or copper, WVO is acidic, steel is ok.
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I've been doing a lot of research on converting my '03 PSD to run on WVO. Still trying to decide on which company makes the best conversion kit, but one thing everyone seems to agree on is Steel Fuel Lines. Not only is the WVO acidic, but apparently the copper lines oxidize the WVO and increases the acidity of the WVO going through components causing early failure.
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:32 AM
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On Plant Drive kits we supply a modified stock line That runs from the HFCM to the engine, both supply and return. The Vegtherm and the other items are pre-attached to this line if you go with the Vegtherm option. This makes the conversion go pretty quick since these lines have the Ford quick disconnect ends.

All other lines are good quality HP rubber fuel lines. In our two tank design the diesel and WVO only share the steel section of line forward of the HFCM and the little secondary filter in the valley of the engine, so rubber is not an issue.


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If you mix in 20% Diesel and 5% Gasoline with some cetane boost and filter it really really good, you shouldn't need a conversion kit.
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If you mix in 20% Diesel and 5% Gasoline with some cetane boost and filter it really really good, you shouldn't need a conversion kit.
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If you mix in 20% Diesel and 5% Gasoline with some cetane boost and filter it really really good, you shouldn't need a conversion kit.
The last thing you want to do is run a cold engine on WVO. Upper ring land coaking will soon follow. Running unheated WVO will lead to the same effect. There are a many studies that address this very point.


Convert the veggie or convert the vehicle the only two good choices.
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Why not just heat the WVO with a heat exchanger or water coil?
Start it on diesel and switch over after warm... (110-125) We actually left it on to long and overheated the rubber? rings around the fuel line and started leaking Diesel. We now have a safety on it and if the oil hits 130 it shuts the pump off.

http://www.lytron.com/custom/exchangers.asp

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If you mix in 20% Diesel and 5% Gasoline with some cetane boost and filter it really really good, you shouldn't need a conversion kit.
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Ditto what Fab said.
Besides they wont stay mixed.
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The cool thing about heating the oil from the exhaust, is that you could potentially have more control of the temp, and higher oil temps. Oh yea, no copper!! or galvanized tanks!!
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Could a stainless steel fuel line work for WVO and the orginal secondary fuel tank on the truck?
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