I want to be one of the converted. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Bio-Diesel/Alternative Fuels and Supplements Bio-Diesel and related Discussion. Ask Questions and discuss what has worked for you here.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vegas
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dbu8554 Send a message via Yahoo to dbu8554
I want to be one of the converted.

Alright so I recently acquired a 99 E350 Shuttle bus conversion 26 feet long I think, anyways everything was replaced 10k ago except the engine it has 46k on it the previous owner needed it to NEVER brake down so when he got it with 180k on it he replaced everything. ANYWAYS it will be used in the city exclusively but being good for the environment and cheap are important.

So after looking between making my own biodiesel or running WVO I want to do WVO too much involved with biodiesel and I just don't want to mess with it.

Anyways I live in Vegas I have a lot of opportunities for great WVO to use and lots of it to get.

Anyways how well does the 7.3 PSD run of WVO mainly that is what I wanted to know are there different thoughts on the different filtering methods also as far as vehicle modifications I see a number of different systems on this board just not sure which one is best I live in Vegas so it never gets too cold but it does sometimes see temps of low 20's Ohhh and the vehicle has a wheelchair access lift so I can transport 55 gallon barrels of oil too which will be awesome.


Vehicle weight looks to be around 9800 pounds stock when I am done with outfitting it maybe 10000 or 11000 pounds total is this fine for WVO also like I said wont be towing ever and wont be used for road trips literally just puttering around town for work. Planned use about 15k a year hopefully more if business is good.

Any mileage difference in running of WVO vs Diesel previous owner said he got about 10-12 in town and about 12-12 on the highway due to its weight and shape.

Thanks guys!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-09-2012, 10:08 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 411
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
put a 4" exhaust, do the 6637 (air filter) mod and get a chip your mileage will increase with just that, and get a set of gauges
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-10-2012, 03:15 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: FL
Posts: 4,220
Thanks: 20
Thanked 26 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
7.3's love wvo if the conversion is done correctly. Check out WVO Diesel Conversion | SVO Grease Conversion | Ford Vegistroke Powerstroke | Biodiesel Conversion

They make the best kits on the market.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-10-2012, 06:05 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 869
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what that guy said ^^^
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Park City, UT
Posts: 561
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I concur. And check out the forum at Biofuels Technologies.

BioFuels Technologies Forum - Powered by vBulletin

Lots of good info and good people there willing to help out.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-14-2012, 07:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Belton, MO
Posts: 335
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Best system yes. Mine has almost 90k miles on veggie using a vegistroke V3.
There is a new version out vegiestroke V4 that has a more intuitive display alone with a few modifications.
As for your particular application I would contact Biofuelstechnoligies to see if they can adapt to your aplication.

And get a centrifuge gravity feed style preferable a Simple Centrifure or Absolute but if not those then last choice would be a WVO designs fuge.

The only filters i have are the barrels sieves and the filter on my V3 and i get 15k miles between changes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-15-2012, 05:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 216
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you are going to be doing a lot of idling you will at the very least want to make sure you have a high idle option. Short trips/in town driving can make maintaining proper engine temps a bit tricky. Idling in general is not great for diesels but when your doing it on straight veg, you might find more problems. My input is just based on research, I have not experienced it my self, but it makes sense to me. What the others have said is all true. If you want a fully automated kit, the only way to go is the V3/V4 and a gravity fed centrifuge for cleaning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors