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Four years on VO

This month marks four years running VO in my Powerstroke. The PlantDrive kit still works like a charm. I have about 35K VO miles by now. The only casualty has been mechanical fuel pumps which seem to last only a year running VO but since they are only $84 and I'm an expert in changing them I have no desire to upgrade to an electric fuel system. Figuring out filtering techniques by trial and error was a learning curve that seems so long ago. It's a pleasure to have it down pat and efficient. So happy 4th VO birthday to my truck!

1997 F-350 7.3L PSD - 326K miles - 40+K on VO - Plant Drive Kit
1984 Mercedes 300D NA - 160K miles - 10+K on VO - Custom Two Tank
Running on VO and biodiesel since May 2006
Without oil you're nowhere!
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sweet deal!

-Matt

Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...

1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder , 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
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Heck yeah, congrats on 4 years! It's such a good feeling. I was thinking this weekend about how cool it is to run SVO. I went out collecting oil, which I do every 2 - 3 months. I get about 300 gallons at a time, and it's such a great to feeling to be independent with fuel, to know that i'm not a part of BP oil spill mess, and how else do you legally get a $1000 of fuel for free on a sunday afternoon?

Congrats!

'96 F-250, 230k
Custom SVO Conversion (check valves)
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80k SVO miles and counting!
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For her birthday I'm taking her on a 2K round trip VO road trip next week to southern Arizona. Boycott Arizona? HECK NO!

1997 F-350 7.3L PSD - 326K miles - 40+K on VO - Plant Drive Kit
1984 Mercedes 300D NA - 160K miles - 10+K on VO - Custom Two Tank
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Well, I'll boycott Arizona for both us, but I hope you enjoy your trip!

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Congrats on the 4 years. Does anyone ever think that, Man, I wish I would have found this forum BEFORE I started this VO thing? Now with the vast amount of info on the forums, this stuff is really easy.

Arizona Boycot, I say hell NO! Its time for some housekeeping IMHO.

I refuse to "PRESS 1 for english"! If that is the way this country is gonna go (way, way, way too far left) I say.........Oh, Can-ada,...da da da da ada....I better start learning that anthem.


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Congrats on the 4 years. Does anyone ever think that, Man, I wish I would have found this forum BEFORE I started this VO thing? Now with the vast amount of info on the forums, this stuff is really easy.

Arizona Boycot, I say hell NO! Its time for some housekeeping IMHO.

I refuse to "PRESS 1 for english"! If that is the way this country is gonna go (way, way, way too far left) I say.........Oh, Can-ada,...da da da da ada....I better start learning that anthem.

i wish i had found the forum beforehand, enough time to read up anyway. i probably would have still ended up with the PO's current veg kit.

im with ya Mike!

-Matt

Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...

1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder , 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
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So chalk up another 2K on VO and I'm at 37K. Trip was fantastic as the weather was not too hot. Truck ran really great in the warm weather but doing a long road trip in an old work truck with 325K was not optimal on my lower back. Gotta fix the leak in my drivers seat lumbar bag...or drive with a pillow.

1997 F-350 7.3L PSD - 326K miles - 40+K on VO - Plant Drive Kit
1984 Mercedes 300D NA - 160K miles - 10+K on VO - Custom Two Tank
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