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Diesel in the wvo tank

Just wondering about running diesel in my wvo tank. I can't see a problem, but does anyone know of a reason not to? Ie. get down the road and out of wvo, fill up once, diesel tank and put diesel in wvo tank and get on down the road.
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Shouldn't be a problem as long as you turn off the heat to your VO system. You don't want to be heating your diesel.

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should be fine?

whats wrong with hot diesel? just curious. the fuel will get hot in the rails anyway...

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should be fine?

whats wrong with hot diesel? just curious. the fuel will get hot in the rails anyway...
That was what I was wondering about. Is hot diesel a problem. If it is...then how do I turn off the system if it is a HIH system. There would have to be a bypass put on the hoses prior to the heat exchanger, right?

And is that really necessary if it is ok to heat the diesel?
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Ive been told that you start breaking down the lubricity properties of diesel once it starts getting heated.

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That was what I was wondering about. Is hot diesel a problem. If it is...then how do I turn off the system if it is a HIH system. There would have to be a bypass put on the hoses prior to the heat exchanger, right?

And is that really necessary if it is ok to heat the diesel?
Was thinking about it and I guess the best and easiest way would be the just put a valve in just before the heat exchanger. The diesel then would come out of the tank, to the pump, filter, and heat exchanger, but not be heated. Simple, but only problem would be having to crawl under the truck every time I want to do that.
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Was thinking about it and I guess the best and easiest way would be the just put a valve in just before the heat exchanger. The diesel then would come out of the tank, to the pump, filter, and heat exchanger, but not be heated. Simple, but only problem would be having to crawl under the truck every time I want to do that.
off topic but you are from Ocala: is the offroad scene still big out there? Im from Orlando and that was the closest place to ride dirtbikes and atv's.

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That was what I was wondering about. Is hot diesel a problem. If it is...then how do I turn off the system if it is a HIH system. There would have to be a bypass put on the hoses prior to the heat exchanger, right?

And is that really necessary if it is ok to heat the diesel?
This is one of the reasons I put a ball valve at the heater core on my conversion. I can cut coolant flow off to the heater core and/or cut off the heat loop on my conversion. I have options and a safety net incase I spring a leak on the coolant loop... I am all about options and redundancy!

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off topic but you are from Ocala: is the offroad scene still big out there? Im from Orlando and that was the closest place to ride dirtbikes and atv's.
FWC has done their level best to close down the forest to off roading. On the one hand, I see their point. Some jerks were just going out there and trying to see how much they could destroy and how big a rut they could leave. So they shut it down for everyone instead of coming up with way good honest people could run atv's and dirt bikes in the forest. Now, I believe you have to have a permit (not sure about that one) and I know that there are only a few designated areas you can ride in. If caught in a non ride area, it is a $500.00 fine.
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