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Old 06-30-2006, 04:46 PM
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Ok, its summer in Texas, and HOT. Anyways I was watching something on TV about WVO and from my research everyone has heaters and what not, but why do i need a heater if my climate has its own natural heat! Is this ok to do?? If I can get some WVO Id like to try it, i have a front tank to put it in. Also after im done using the oil, say winter, do I have to clean out the tank or just poor regular pump diesel in? I tried the BIO route, but I dont have the time to do it, or the place, our garage is just too full! Thanks for yalls help!
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Ok, its summer in Texas, and HOT. Anyways I was watching something on TV about WVO and from my research everyone has heaters and what not, but why do i need a heater if my climate has its own natural heat! Is this ok to do?? If I can get some WVO Id like to try it, i have a front tank to put it in. Also after im done using the oil, say winter, do I have to clean out the tank or just poor regular pump diesel in? I tried the BIO route, but I dont have the time to do it, or the place, our garage is just too full! Thanks for yalls help!
Well if your temps in Texas are about 150F then your set. Other wise go with some sort of system that will heat the WVO enroute to the engine.

Not sure what year your truck is but our TTVTM for a basic older IDI Ford is $679. The Second Gen 7.3 kits starts at $1699 and the 6.0 PSD kits start at $1949.

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Old 07-02-2006, 02:31 PM
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not 150 but in the high 80s and low 90s at the moment, itll start to heat up later this month and into august though. Ive heard of other people just starting on dino n switching to veg then ending on dino and it seems to work fine. theres a video on DISCOVERY.COM where they do the same thing and it seems to work fine. i dont drive my truck enough to spend 680 bucks, just wanted to see if it would work!
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Old 07-03-2006, 01:28 AM
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not 150 but in the high 80s and low 90s at the moment, itll start to heat up later this month and into august though. Ive heard of other people just starting on dino n switching to veg then ending on dino and it seems to work fine. theres a video on DISCOVERY.COM where they do the same thing and it seems to work fine. i dont drive my truck enough to spend 680 bucks, just wanted to see if it would work!
You are correct about starting and stopping on diesel part.

The rest of the story is you need to heat the WVO to 150*.

Check out the links.

http://www.fattywagons.com/fwQA.htm
http://www.noendpress.com/caleb/biodiesel/index.php
http://tonyakay.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=333
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:28 AM
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It really depends on the truck. A lot of people I know run WVO straight no heater in the old IDI and their 6.2 Chevy, but if you have a Stroke its out of the question.
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The old mechanical injection systems do run better on unheated WVO than the new electronic injection engines.
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It wouldn't be that hard to make a heat transfer unit. A foot long, 4" dia. canister with a heater hose attachment on each end and a length of coiled stainless as fuel line. The hardest part would be splicing the fuel line to the stainless. That's exactly what's used in the carpet cleaning trucks to heat cleaning water.

If you make one of those, make sure you put a bleeder on the top end
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