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Old 01-13-2011, 05:03 AM
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Have a chance to buy a Greasecarkit

I have a chance to buy a Grease Car Kit for my truck no more blending. This kit came off a 2001 f350 should be a direct bolt on My question is what would this be worth I want to make a fair offer for it any ideas would be great.
It is around 4-years old the only part I dont need is the tank as I have a 100 gallon tank in the bed now and I would just run a Hot fox to heat the oil

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:51 AM
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grease car kits are hose in hose so you may want to transfer the heat exchanger from that tank to yours along with the level sending unit so it will make the install easier. Ask if any of the PEX hose or coolant hose has been messed up or needs replacing (25$ for replacement). Besides that I would say 700$ plus shipping because I am assuming it doesnt come with the following.
Co-pilot (400$), flat plate heat exchanger (120$), temp gauge for VO and coolant (100$).
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:42 AM
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Well personally I wouldn't buy a greasecar kit. So many components in their kits that are substandard IMO. Pex tubing, copper pick up etc... Plus I don't like how they connect the kit to the engine. The vegistroke check valve way is much better. The kits do not come with a FPHE & are a must in any conversion IMO. If you do buy it expect to spend some money on it to bring it up to standard.

I would do a DIY any day before buying a greasecar kit. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:05 AM
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is your tank steel or aluminum? if its steel i would buy the tank.

there was a recent thread on the GC kits and what we sugegst as far as mods to them. CharlieC and another guy who i do not recall have made these mods and might have a price list for you.

im with simone, i do not know how it connects to the engine, that would be my single greatest concern...
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Well my tank is aluminum so there wont be a problem with that. I would like to do the Veggie stroke kit but it is kinda cost prohibitive ROI is way out there.
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I own and have installed several GC kits for the 7.3.

It is substandard to say the least. Numerous mods should be made for safe and reliable operation.......IMHO.

I will buy the tank from you if you buy the kit. Shipped at my expence. PM me for details.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:34 AM
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if you get it at 700$ and put another 800$-1000$ (FASS pump, FPHE,temp gauges etc...)into you will have a very good setup.

What these guys are trying to tell you is: Dont buy a Greasecar kit thinking its going to be perfect for your truck right away.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:16 AM
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Well I will have to see what the price will be it is complete and I did see the truck run with the set up. Well I will have to just make an offer and see what happens thanks for the opinions
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:22 AM
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$700 is a lot for a filter and tank you dont intend to use.

However, I am in interested in the tank!
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$700 is a lot for a filter and tank you dont intend to use.

However, I am in interested in the tank!
not really. Whats the average price of just an empty aluminum 40 gallon tank from any company that specifys in veggie oil vehicles? from 800$ to 1800$. 700$ is a fair price considering he should be getting

tank with heated coil
tank level sender
valves
manifold
heated oil filter retainer
red good year 5$ a foot hose in hose set up with fittings
wiring harness
maybe gauges and who knows what else.

its not like there are hundreds of "kits" on ebay or forums or anywhere for that matter so he doesnt have much wiggle room for price. Its all about demand. 700$ is roughly 5 tanks of diesel so look at it that way.
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