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Looking for some input. Right now I am running 100% biodiesel in my 2002 7.3L. During the winter I do plowing jobs on the side and it's too cold to run Biodiesel so I was wondering 2 things. Can I either A: put some kind of heater in my stock tank, or wrap around it that will help heat the fuel up, or B: how hard would it be to convert my truck over to SVO if adding a second 90 gallon tank in the back, or do I just buy a kit?

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if ur not much of a diy'er go withe the bft vegistroke v3. has EVERYTHING u need. ive had mine for 3 years and very minimal problems, and the new pumps on the systems are rebuildable and stand up to the heat of the vo which most dont

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to run B100 in winter youll basically need to do a veggie conversion

coolant heated fuel line, hotfox fuel pickup, fuel into the spare ports in you heads, and a purge valve at minimum. youll need a secondary fuel pump as well.

have you considered testing D2% and sticking an air tight container in the freezer? might be cheaper that way...

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With a block heater and longer glow plug cycling. Would purging really be necessary for B100?

I'd think a hot fox and HOH would get him set with no other mods.

But I'm a stranger to BIO.
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What is a hot fox and HOH?

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that would work too.

hot fox is a fuel pickup tube that coolant runs through. and HOH is Hose Over Hose. one fuel hose, and a coolant hose warpped up with it for heat transfer.

block heater might keep your bio liquid. maybe. glows will not, they will only warm the air in the cylinder. if your not always near 110 the block heater wont do much good. and it may not keep the fuel bowl warm. try the D2 mix, there is a char on infopop on D2 or Kero mixed with Bio and gel temps. its not 100% accurate because every feedstock is different. but its a point of reference.

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The only way I would take a chance on running bio in the dead cold of winter without a complete heated system is by mixing it with D2. It would depend on Outside temps but in burr temps I wouldn't go any more then 50/50.

You can run the block heater all you want & cycle the glows forever but what about the stock filter? That's gonna gell up for sure. Will the stock pump stand up to cold gelled bio?

Your better off doing a conversion & running SVO if you want to run veg in the winter. You will get stranded if you don't.

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