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Location: Blue Springs, MO
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be sure you can collect oil. try and get 100 gallons or more on hand first so you know you have suppliers. plan your filtering, preferably a gravity centrifuge.
i have a 95 as well.
the PO converted the truck. he used a cheap kit, it ran two years and never had a fuel system mod. it was basically a coolant heated filter head spliced into the line. front tank was the veg tank. it ran great for about two years then quit pulling veg, the tank was unheated, and the pickup is clogged, probably with poly. i did fill the tank with warm oil fwiw. warm oil accelerates poly.
i now have a dual electric fuel system, D2 side and Veg side. mechanical pump and fuel bowl deleted, HIH, check valve switched, 105 gallon in bed tank, and still non-functional front tank.
here is my suggestion having been there. if you have the cash, go electric. use the soon to come OBS conversion posts that myself and Aaron about about to provide. Aarons will be prettier.
the problem with the stock fuel system is the fact that veg and D2 mix in the fuel bowl. this never really flushes properly. mine worked for two years and the motor seems ok, but i would not suggest it. especially with pics i (we) have seen. Aaron in particular. mine never got that bad.
you can however make it work, like Jason stated. you will need to modify the lines from the pump to the bowl with a solenoid of some sort. so wvo doesnt get into your bowl. but in the end, electric is probably best.
the install was really easy hoenstly, at least i thought so. expirience may vary. my biggest problem was time and interruptions. and poor choice in the first round of check valves. it took over a month of an hour here and an hour there with minimal tools. like everyone else thats done a kit or DIY, with all or most supplies on hand, i could probably do it again in a weekend with a buddy.
where do you live? climate will also be a contributing factor on supplies and converion needs.
Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...
1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder
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, 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
DB high torque starter
DIY Electric fuel w/ wvo conversion
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