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Old 06-24-2010, 06:15 PM
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Vegistroke BROKE! Help!

well my string of bad luck continues i am wondering if you can help? i am up in michigan and my vegistroke v3 wont turn on the diesel pump and the light stays on in the middle position (off).. it will turn off the vegi pump but wont turn on the diesel. i am going to keep my truck warm Cranking it up every hour or two til i get it figured out. so if there is any way you can help me my number is 407 470 0401
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:23 PM
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Try sending a PM to vegginpsd. His name is Mike. I think he builds these kits. He lives up here by me, but i don't have his phone number. Its worth a shot.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:27 PM
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ok i will give him a shout
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:35 PM
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Hopefully he still checks his PM's on here or maybe he will get an email update to help you out.
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From the DFA website

"Then the WVO pump comes on and starts building pressure. Once the fuel pressure exceeds 55psi(OEM spec) a pressure switch shuts off the diesel pump and the truck continues to run on WVO, and an indicator light on the system control switch on the dash lights up. Should anything at all happen to cause the fuel pressure to drop below the minimum threshold for the engine, the diesel pump kicks back on to ensure that the engine never loses pressure"


Ok so what I'm thinking is that when you switch back to diesel, is there still pressure in the wvo side that won't let the diesel pump energize?

Is the wvo pump switching off?

Can you lay hands on the pump to tell if it's on or off?

I'll keep looking for schematics and diagrams so I can hopefully help.

I'm new to V3 technology
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:33 PM
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i can turn the vegi pump off but the truck runs out of feul..
i put my hand on the stock pump and i cant get it to turn on..
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it wont purge either!
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OK I'm trying to look up all the DFA product manuals, the one titled v3 flow diagram looks the most interesting to me, however I don't see a detail electrical schematic. I'm guessing you need to find out what device/terminal energizes your pump. When you hit the purge button, your diesel pump is supposed to energize right? so maybe you have a timer card electrical issue? IS it possible to disconnect the V3 and return the stock pump to it's factory wiring? or leave the V3, and temporarily hot wire the stock pump?
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should have stuck with diesel.... lol jk man

here is a bump for you.
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Cory I've been timed out, new baby needs me.

One last thought before I go though.
If all else fails, just pump out your wvo tank into your drums, and then refill it with diesel. Then once you get the time/tools/tech info you can make your repairs.

Starting the truck every hr is going to get old fast, and I'm not so sure that would really prevent any cold vo issues. 1/2 hr is my limit for down time with no purge.

I'll be back on in the AM
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