I'm considering installing a Vegistroke system on my 2006 F250. To the folks already running them, have you had any problems? Did you install it yourself? How long have you been running it? Would you do it again? Anything I should know beforehand?
I am still under the 100k warranty and am a little apprehensive about putting something on that can't be hidden from the dealer.
I just crossed the 36K mile mark on my '05 350 and am ready to drop the hammer and purchase a v3 kit. I will likely do the install myself - from the install guide it looks pretty straightforward (less mods than the 7.3).
I read (with horror) the story of the failed injectors on a 6.0 leading eventually to find it caused by a bad batch of oil with lye in it. That made me rethink dumpster-diving and consider dedicated sources (which i have yet to locate).
I does worry me that their forum has been dead for weeks and i have a call into Jason pending a response. I hope it may just be a sign they are way busy cranking out systems to service calls and fix their web.
If there are any current 6.0 Vegistroke users, especially the V3 system, I would love to hear detailed word of their success.
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I'm seriously looking into this my self got an 04' 6.0 with 87K so I'm almost out on the warranty. I'm looking into the Dino Fuel Alternatives: Vegetable Oil Fuel Systems system. It's an automated turnkey system. I've just about got all the research done. In regards to the injectors. I've recently came across a site that hones the stock injectors getting rid of the burr from the OEM Machining. That is the reason the 6.0 injectors have been known to blow engines. I will post the web site once I can find it again. It was in my Diesel Power from a couple of months ago. I figure on finding a dedicated source as well to hopefully get a more pure source of WVO.
In regards to the injectors. I've recently came across a site that hones the stock injectors getting rid of the burr from the OEM Machining. That is the reason the 6.0 injectors have been known to blow engines.
I've seen the same advertisement as well; though after I read the magazine I recycle them instead of keeping them around...so I don't have one here to look up the company name/web address for a reference. I'd be interested to hear how those "improved" injectors would work better with WVO. I know they advertise they improve fuel mileage. Like allot of the guys on the 6.0 forum, my motor is still under the 100k warranty...so the possible issues Ford may have with a WVO fuel system is weighing heavy on my mind. But at $4.75 a gallon (and rising...sigh) the numbers tell me it wouldn't take long to save enough money to replace the motor if it gets cooked.
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I'm not sure how the honed injectors would help or hurt with the mileage but since they smooth the internal passage of the injector I can only imagine it would help less restriction for the WVO and no burrs to break off due to the increased viscosity. I did some looking online and the site is Extrude honed. It's only $$33.00 per injector, They have a couple of steps this is the lowest, so I think the small price is worth it even if it does nothing overall I don't think it would be a big waste. I'm going to try and find a set of used injectors to send them to try out and go from there.
I have the vegistroke on my 7.3, and after some bugs, it works great! The bugs are worked out in the v3 (just moved the temp sensor). I currently have put about 1500 miles on 3/4 of diesel and untold amount of veg. Line up your oil before you go spending the dough on a system! One of my sources has cut back to changing their oil to every-other week; so I'm looking for an additional source. Good luck with it all!
2001 F-250 CC - Vegistroke, many performance goodies - scary fast off the line
1981 Mercedes 300TDT - greasecar conversion, what a highway cruiser!
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Maybe Jason or James from DFA will jump in on this thread and provide a little info.
Personally, I am very excited to get their newest system but details are scarce. I would love to see more pictures of installs on trucks and maybe talk to an owner or two before i invest $5K in a conversion kit and filter setup.
i have an 02 Excursion with the 7.3 in it. I just finished an install on a 3 tank veg system from Fossil Free Fuel. Dave is a great guy to work with over there. In my opinion qulity is that or better or either frybrid or vegistroke. It's sort of like comparing BMW, mercedes, and lexus. you really can't lose. Mine is all coolant based with a HIH set up and it's pretty amazing.
2002 Excursion Limited Ultimate 7.3 PSD. DP Tuner NS, Stock, 1100 HI, 60t, 80e, 120r, 140a. 4" MBRP Exhaust. AFE stage 2 w/ Pro Guard Intake. 35" Toyo M/T & 20" AR Thug w/ Teflon Coating. Bilsteins. Vegistroke V3 VO System. 203* Therm. Pilot Bi-Xenon Head & Fog Lights. Foil Delete
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