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NEW WVO tank configuration plans!
I have the cost estimate from RDS tank and could use some forum input before I pull out the plastic! The premise for the new tank is:
1) 100 gallon capacity
2) Gull wing toolbox style top. This in an efffort to camoflage the fact that it is a tank. Fuel fill, sending unit, vent fitting, rollover valve all not vidsible and under lock and key. Given its size and the fact it is going on an aluminum flatbed, I want the tank to appear to be a toolbox.
3) Sump style pick up and heat exchanger. The fuel pickup and heat exchanger will be under the truck bed in a box roughly 8"X8"X4"
welded to the tank. This way, the HIH and the pickup are not visible. I will use the plasma cutter to cut the hole in the truck bed.
4) The tank is not insulated, however the goal is to concentrate the heat to the sump box. Aluminum heat exchanger in the bottom, 3/4 SST drain valve, and electric 110V/400 watt heating element (for -25*F mornings on hunting trips). I plan to cover the sump with a domed cover (inside tank), utilizing natural convection currents to heat the sump. Lost radiating heat will keep oil flowing into the sump. The sump box under the bed WILL be covered and insulated.
The drain valve (stainless) is for future use. I plan for a second slightly smaller auxilary tank no taller than the 100 gallon, say 75 gallons or so. With the valve I can quick couple the second tank to the first and gravity flow the second tank into the first, allowing for cross country range.....(plans for Alaska trip). No user input is planned for the gravity feed. Fill both tanks, open valve and drive.
Any forum input is welcomed.
99 F350 7.3
320K w/ 150k+ on Biofuels
Casserly Stage 2's-TE Modded 17 HPOP
DP Tuner F6 & PMT1-Van Turbo Non EBPV & 6637
Twin Fass Pumps B100 & D2 Regulated Return- Fuel Lab
Isspro Pyro, Trans, Boost-Air and Fuel Temp
WVO processed by Simple Centrifuge
B100 by Biopro 190
B100 powered Excursion, F250 CCSB, and Two TDI Jettas