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Old 10-23-2010, 04:50 PM
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Thinking of converting to WVO..

Well I've been on this forum for two years and just with in the past week have I stumbled apon this section... Since then I have started my research for the conversion of my 02 7.3 to WVO. Well From what i have gathered as of to date.. There is a lot more reading I have to do(I.E. what it takes to convert and the theory of how it works.) I have been reading and this is the few links I have found to get started... The search button is awesome. I've read most of the sticky articles about the conversion. but I Have a few ideas for the storage and not many of the collection... I Have looked at this system and videos.

Turnkey Raw Power Centrifuge - Just Plug It In & Start Filtering Waste Vegetable Oil! - Utah Biodiesel Supply This is the system I am looking at It is a hand and hand coop fron simple and this utah bio.. Also i am looking at this system

Frybrid Vegetable Oil Fuel Systems -- Catalog the one for the 99 to 03 section.

For the manufacturing portion.. is that centrifuge system plenty? I figured my system would work as follows


What i have a questions about is the link between A and * So If i use a hot water heater as A i should run some lines between A and the * with some Inline filters? If so where can i find some of these kits... Also should i run a pre- A as described for the rest of this as ^a. so if i add a ^A like a 55 gallon drum feeding the water heater If so would that warrant a heater as well? or could the inline heater running with the * make the difference?because if i dont need it i dont want to spend the money... So if that theory is correct i would now look like this?



Oh and i understand how gravity works.. this is just a basic drawing.

And what about that kit for the truck it sounds like the one to go with just wanna make sure... also i found this video.. this guys set up looks way more simple than i am making it out but i was reading that heating before the* is a good deal..

On the Road Episode #1


ANy thing else i should be looking at?
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:43 PM
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for the night gonna cook some dinner then come back to this.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:03 AM
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ing this up again.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:52 PM
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Nightly anyone have any ideas?
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You picked a good CF. No need to filter the oil as it enters the CF. Just put a small strainer to pull out any of the big chunks.

CFs are really simple. Feed it with some tank, heat it some how, catch the clean oil with some tank and have a drain for the junk at shutdown. pretty easy.

The V3 is nice but not sure you can get them at the moment. They are a nice complete kit. you can cut the price in half if you build something yourself. The down side to DIY is you will take a bunch of time and MANY MANY trips to the store and orders from all over. If you are willing to put that into it, you can build a kit yourself. DIY is also good for understanding what you are doing. The best kit on the market is useless if you have no clue what you are doing.
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no need for inline filters. just use a screen when you deposite the dirty oil. if you store in a 55g drum, then get one of those $20 400 micron screens that fit the top. other than that its looking good. ill have to look at the frybrid setup though. all i can say is you dont want a system that mixes the fuel sin the fuel bowl.
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...The V3 is nice but not sure you can get them at the moment....
You can get them from the new parent company Biofuels Technologies.

http://www.biofuelstechnologies.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag e.tpl&product_id=21&category_id=6&option=com_virtu emart&Itemid=54


The new owner's name is Jay. He's a nice guy and can answer all your questions. At first, they were taking pre-order deposits and fabricating on-demand, but now I think they may have some pre-assembled kits.
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ouch......
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You picked a good CF. No need to filter the oil as it enters the CF. Just put a small strainer to pull out any of the big chunks.

CFs are really simple. Feed it with some tank, heat it some how, catch the clean oil with some tank and have a drain for the junk at shutdown. pretty easy.

The V3 is nice but not sure you can get them at the moment. They are a nice complete kit. you can cut the price in half if you build something yourself. The down side to DIY is you will take a bunch of time and MANY MANY trips to the store and orders from all over. If you are willing to put that into it, you can build a kit yourself. DIY is also good for understanding what you are doing. The best kit on the market is useless if you have no clue what you are doing.
DIY can save you some money but I second what tubular said about time & many tirps to the store for a DIY. If I could do it over i would order a kit.
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Not me. I would do it over and over again. But i like the fun of it. Plus a kit is useless if you know nothing about what makes it work.
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