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Old 03-24-2008, 03:56 PM
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I have several questions about SVO. 2001 F-250 7.3L 300000 miles

1. I have been to several web sites and located numerous bio diesel and SVO systems is there one anybody would recommend?
2. The 01 truck is puffing a little smoke out the oil fill cap will SVO or Bio Fuel make it worse and should we wait until a new motor is put in?
3. How will the injection system hold up with SVO or Bio fuels.

We have ran Bio fuel in it and runs great when it is warm outside the only thing I see is that the MPG drops.

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:57 PM
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I've run the vegistroke (wvo) for a year now. I really like it. There new version is supposed to better yet. They are a sponsor here and have their own forum. The white smoke out your oil cap is probably blow-by. I don't think running veg or bio-diesel will have any effect on that or the injectors.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:26 AM
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Appreciate the reply. Will update on WVO usage
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:15 PM
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The smoke is blowby, signaling worn motor, I would run the veggie through that motor before hand, just because if it was to cause problems your not out much, unlike a new motor.
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Watch the engine oil

Keep a close watch on the engine oil. Running WVO causes polymerization of the oil. Bad Deal!
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Keep a close watch on the engine oil. Running WVO causes polymerization of the oil. Bad Deal!
Ken Gardner
I tend to believe that is true, because I have read that same statement so many times. On the other hand, I have never experienced such in running a WVO blend in my two vehicles.
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Keep a close watch on the engine oil. Running WVO causes polymerization of the oil. Bad Deal!
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I'm guessing some of wvo gets past the rings? I havn't noticed anything abnormal in the motor in two years of running wvo. I guess I need to pull the engine oil pan sometime down the road.
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I've checked by taking a sample of the oil in a glass jar and placing it in the refrigerator to see if it becomes jelly like.

I have also looked for the halo sign wihen putting a drop on a paper towel.

In addition, I send my oil off for analysis.

None of these three methods have indicated any veg oil or polymerization in the crank case oil
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I'll try those next oil change.
Thanks.
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