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Old 01-29-2012, 07:42 AM
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Filter or fuge?

So I came across a pretty good filtering set up on cl that I'm considering. It comes ready to go with a sucker tank. I also found a diesel craft fuge for $200 more that will come with every thing to fuge as well as a transfer pump to send filtered oil to your truck. What do you guys think would be a good price for the fuge? Thanks
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So I came across a pretty good filtering set up on cl that I'm considering. It comes ready to go with a sucker tank. I also found a diesel craft fuge for $200 more that will come with every thing to fuge as well as a transfer pump to send filtered oil to your truck. What do you guys think would be a good price for the fuge? Thanks

I would stay away from spinner type CF's entirely. Yes, some have had success with them, but they do not compare to gravity fed open rotor CF's.

On the bright side, a super sucker is a great place to start. Collection can be very frusterating. So roll with that.

Look at absolute centrifuge's rotor/mount/motor kit. It is around $500 if memory serves me correctly. It is a significant improvement over a spinner. The forums are full of horror stories about spinners. I in fact own one. It is laying on the pole barn floor, connected to the pump. I got it on a V3 deal I did a while back. It was free with the deal. The seller must have realized what is was worth. Just my $.02 though. Its your engine.

On a side note: Check the forums. Maybe you have someone in your immediate area already running a good CF set up. I have several guys bring oil for cleaning. They collect their oil. call, and drop off dirty oil while loading clean oil.....Very convienent for them. The going rate seems to be about 25% of the total feedstock delivered.


I forgot to answer the later part in the OP.....To filter or not to filter........
I would buy D2 or make B100 before I went down the whole bag filter/spin on filter program again.
"Filtering" almost drove me to quit 175,000 miles ago. Sure glad I got a Quality, American Made Centrifuge (see signature)

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for the input. I see you have a simple cf, how does the absolute cf compare. It looks like the absolute cf is the simple cf old design. The new simple cf looks pretty sweet. I think I'll skip the filtering and head straight for the centrifuge. Thanks again!
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Thanks for the input. I see you have a simple cf, how does the absolute cf compare. It looks like the absolute cf is the simple cf old design. The new simple cf looks pretty sweet. I think I'll skip the filtering and head straight for the centrifuge. Thanks again!

Sharp observation. Clack..
That is the tried and true design, however, there is no finer and more effective disign than the new design from Simple Centrifuge. Simple or Absolute both will provide outstanding results when set up correctly.

If your budget can accomodate the new Simple design, you will not be disappointed.


In closing, you made a very intellegent decision investing in quality engineered american made CF. (either Simle or Absolute) You likely will not be diapointed.

On a side note:
Look around the forums. Find some veggers or Biodiesel guys in your area. Provide them with clean, dry, particulate free fuel/feedstock and keep a percentage for yourself. It cab be a win/win arrangement. I believe there are those who could not have to collect if enough guys/gals work together. Its much easier to compete in the feedstock marketplace with friends than foe.
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If its a cant pass up offer go for it. Use for awhile. Then sell the dieselcraft and get a gravity style.

No matter what fuge you get, just make sure you do a good heat and settle before feeding into the fuge. Otherwise your fuge will fill up fast.

The only consumables I use is my v3 filter(15k + miles), electricity, and paper towels...lots of paper towels.

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