Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-10-2009, 09:48 AM
Pocket Pocket is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 6,928
Pocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant futurePocket has a brilliant future
Cautionary thread about contaminated WVO

Here is a link to a thread on another forum discussing issues with contaminated WVO. The main point of this thread is not to diss WVO, but rather to know what you are getting. It seems that some people collect WVO with some harsh cleaning chemicals improperly disposed in the oil. The result is injector failures in trucks running contaminated WVO or even home-brewed bio. The moral of the story is to talk to the people who are supplying your oil, and coach them on proper disposal methods to ensure your oil isn't tainted.

Injector issues from contaiminated oil. - Powerstroke Nation

Just thought I would pass this info along to WVO enthusiasts as a "heads up", just in case someone isn't aware of this potential issue.
__________________
Curtis
2002 F-250 PSD
Gambling with 250/200's on PMR's
478hp/851tq on Haller's dyno - 7/28/12
Coming Soon: 2015 F-250 4x4 CC/SB 6.7L Lariat
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2009, 11:48 PM
SkySkiJason's Avatar
SkySkiJason SkySkiJason is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: N.GA Mountains
Posts: 3,687
SkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant futureSkySkiJason has a brilliant future
Valid concern. Most places do not use it though. Once ya know what it smells like, you'll know to avoid it if your dewatering/filtering/conversion (bio-d) process does not remove it.

Mist washing is effective at removing it because the acid is soluble in water - but not oil. We have made 100's of gallons of B100 using boil out 'contaminated' VO. The BioPro 190 utilizes a triple mist wash, effectively removing any that may remain at that stage...

It can be tested for by placing WVO or B100 in a container, adding water and agitating. After the water separates, test it for Ph using litmus paper.

I actually ended up burning some of this in my F350 (2 tank VO conversion) shortly before changing injectors. (we normally set it aside for bio-d) The Swamps crew later showed me where this affected my injectors - although no 'pitting' was present, some parts were 'polished' indicating early stages of damage!! They also indicated that of the MANY VO injectors they've evaluated - boil out had caused the only real damage they saw.
__________________
2001 F350 CC flatbed - headstuds, AC codes, T4/S366, custom leather interior, '07 facelift, big honkin bumper, 180k miles on DIY veggie conversion and a few other things...
2000 Excursion, Limited, 4x4, BTS trans, 120k on veggie! - wrecked spring 2013 - RIP
veggiegarage.com authorized installer
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-14-2009, 05:17 PM
tjbeggs's Avatar
tjbeggs tjbeggs is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Silver Lake Dunes, MI
Posts: 12,833
tjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to alltjbeggs is a name known to all
I would say those failures were more due to improper prep of the fuel by the user not the fault of the oil itself. Those problems could be taken care of it the oil was filtered, washed (if needed) and dried.
__________________
Tim
1997 F-350 CC 4x4 PSD Auto 302K

AD's, IC, Rear Disc, OBA, Tuned by Tony Built by me!

Transmission by Racer X!


Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 05:17 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
02 Excursion diesel WVO fred5977 Vehicles for Sale 0 05-18-2013 05:18 PM
WVO storage natedog37 Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 11 03-08-2011 01:00 AM
The pros and cons of homemade biodiesel vs wvo. derherr65 Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 66 04-23-2007 09:23 AM
Did I get bad WVO?!?! mongo75 Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 6 03-02-2007 01:28 AM
biodiesel and contamination wstanton Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 3 10-26-2004 04:41 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels

Tags
contamination, wvo

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup