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Old 01-11-2011, 12:50 PM
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Hey everyone.
I got a 2000 F250 Ext Cab Long Bed 7.3. I am going to convert it to WVO. I was wondering if anyone was familiar with converting this model. Im pretty sure i can get all the parts through granger and jc whitney. What do you think the total cost upfront will be and the amount of labor time?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:09 PM
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I am a little familiar....
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vegginpsd and tubular031 are probably most familiar.

it all depends on what your after.

1. whats your climate?
2. are you including a centrifuge in the "conversion" price?
3. are you wanting an in-bed tank? what size?

conversion only i would say your looking at $700 to $1500 depending on what you have on hand, and what your answer is to the questions above.

for a centrifuge (filter) your looking at $500 to $2000.

labor time will vary drastically. im redoing my OBS conversion so ill record mine but it will be different. for an SD most seem to say 10 to 24 hours first conversion. and 4 to 10 on a second or third.

first and formost though, be absolutly sure you can collect oil.

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what he said^^^^^

You may want to broaden your horizons beyond grainger and whitney.

Look around here cause somewheere I made a post of DIY WVO Components.
Would be nice if it were a sticky, be much easier to find all the time.....


Answer what Matt threw out there and it will give us a better idea of what you want to accomplish and how simple or complex your system is going to need to be.

The truck is a good canidate, and could give hundreds of thousands of miles with out issue, How many clicks on the clock does it have?
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Ithe truck has 217000 on it. I don't think I need a centrifuge if I'm filtering myself. just wanted a simple plan. 70-100 gal tank in bed. using coolant to warm it all up. I live in California so its not really cold temps. nothin below 30. I'm moving into a town where there are a lot of fast food donuts shops and Asian food. I was going to ask anyone and everyone.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:48 AM
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The labor time is no problem. I'm getting out of the Marine Corps and my wife is working. The deal was I get a truck and either do Biodiesel or wvo. I like the wvo since upfront cost isn't to expensive and labor is not as bad as making diesel over and over.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:48 AM
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Ithe truck has 217000 on it. I don't think I need a centrifuge if I'm filtering myself. just wanted a simple plan. 70-100 gal tank in bed. using coolant to warm it all up. I live in California so its not really cold temps. nothin below 30. I'm moving into a town where there are a lot of fast food donuts shops and Asian food. I was going to ask anyone and everyone.
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I don't think I need a centrifuge if I'm filtering myself. just wanted a simple plan.
Explain please.
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most will say nothing but a CF for filtering. the amount of crud it removes that element filtering doesnt is significant. also a little more time $$ up front saves a ton of headache and mess down the road. and when comfortable with the setup many leave it unattended filtering 100s of gallons at a time.

learn from our mistakes, spills and labor. we dont wish for you to repeat our trial and error.

thank you for your service by the way!
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Thank you guys for your help. So do it right the first time and enjoy the rewards . Makes sense. Thank you Matt. Using the centrifuge just cleans the oil right. Is it possible to use a boat oil filter like racor?
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