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Old 03-14-2011, 04:26 AM
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WVO Conversion Basics

Ok...been lurking. Checking on options and reading posts, etc. Ready to take the plunge, but still some questions about wvo conversion.
First, I know nothing about any of this exept what I have picked up in the threads and I have been reading the sticky's and posts about the components and do's and don'ts.
I still have questions about a few terms and my particular situation.

Ok...here goes.
First a term, what is a "cv"? I have seen posts saying, "use a cv instead of solenoids??" Know what a solenoid is, but what is a cv. Can't find anythiing that tells me.

Second here is my situation. I have a 2000 7.3 that I want to convert. I heard it was hard to get wvo, so I have been obtaining wvo as I research.

I am very $$ strapped, which is one of the motivations for wvo.

I live in Fl and of course, it is coming into the hot season (that's relitive) down here, so I may not have to put all of the components in at once.

What do I have to have to get a good system started. I have seen what you need for a system. But I am going to have to piece a system together over the summer to afford this. The sooner I can get going, the sooner I can afford to finish the conversion.

I already have the second tank. That is all.
Know I need fuel line.
What else do I have to have to start the system and get it running without motor probelms?

By the way, I will not be installing all of the components myself. I will have someone helping me that knows what they are doing...as opposed to me!
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CV= Check Valve

Super basic, get you started?
You got the tank, good.... so...

You need a heated fuel pickup

A heated filter

a SOLID Reputable fuel pump, with it's own regulator and return (keeps it simple)

a FPHE

a CV for vo, and 2 CV to add to your d2 lines (at the heads)

and a few lines.

Put it all together........
Route the wvo as a totally separate fuel system, and feed it into the heads utilizing the wvo CV as close to the heads as possible.

Is your factory pump electric? If so, wire in a kill switch.

How it works.....
You manually turn on your WVO pump when your engine is up to temp, then manually turn off your factory pump.
The CV's keep the 2 fuels from mixing past the heads.

There are probably a few more points and technicality's that I missed.
I know NOTHING about anything but my 97 psd.
So take what I say and research it, it isn't gospel
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No time to reply now, but wanted to post something so I could find the thread later.
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HPFP Series - Stock to Moderate
1999-2003 Ford 7.3L Power Stroke F250 & F350
95gph, 16psi Product # FOF06095G
$393.00

Is this a good pump for the 7.3? Will it do the job I need it to? What do you think of the price?
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16psi won't do anything but supply fuel to your stock pump.

If your looking for a stand alone pump you need to be up in the 60psi range
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What is your second tank made of?? It needs to be stainless, aluminum or plastic. Any other metal will cause poly. Also stay away from fittings that are made of copper, galvinized & steel. Brass has been used in the past but many are finding it is a poly maker as well & it is not recommended anymore.

His stock fuel pump is electric & it runs at 75 PSI.

Read this thread of my conversion. It is long but should tell you pretty much everything you will need to know.Looking for info on converting a 01 f-350 psd - Forums
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Tank is aluminum. I had heard about the poly problem, Thanks.

I'll check out the thread. I believe I read it, or at least skimmed it, but I have read so many my head hurts! I think it has a poly overload. (I wrote that last part with an Arnold Schwartzeneger accent).
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Aaron,
What is the psi on the airdog (not airdog 2) They are on sale for $500.00 right now.
Looked at the airdog site and it lists the psi for teh airdog 2, but not the airdog.
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The one I looked at is 55psi --- https://www.dieselmanor.com/pureflow/A4SPBF171.asp

I'm really happy with my AD2 (and I haven't even turned it on yet)

The install kit was phenomenal, and the 1/2" lines are going to really bump up my fuel flow.
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Aaron,
What is the psi on the airdog (not airdog 2) They are on sale for $500.00 right now.
Looked at the airdog site and it lists the psi for teh airdog 2, but not the airdog.
Are you looking to use the AirDog for D2 or VO? If for veg I would feel more comfortable in trying Leons new pump. Or go with a Fass which even though has had it troubles on VO has much more history.
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