...I have converted more 7.3's and VW PD's and ALH engine cars that I can count, without a couple volunteers without their shoes off. I even did a Duramax.
My longrime Girlfriend and I have two 7.3 F350's, two TDI Jettas and and a 7.3 Excursion.
I have made and burned thousands of gallons of B100. I burn B100 year around (several weeks a year are BELOW 0*F here......)
Owned and operated a gravity CF before most even knew what WVO was. It has cleaned tens of thousands of gallons of WVO.
I have burned, heated, cleaned and otherwise handled a small ocean of oil in the past 6 plus years. I have proudly donated more oil to a member serviceman on this forum for FREE than many have burned so that he can travel cross country to see his family.....
Been there, done that.
If you want to learn why I dont run WVO anymore, run a bore scope down the glow plug hole of a truck with over 10,000 gallons of 160*F oil consumed by it. Not pretty. Despite what some may want to say, it aint caused by insufficient purges or low temps......it simply does not all combust IMHO. Thats why I quit. B100 has so many advantages, I will not burn WVO ever again.
One might think my the theories and insight gained came from reading posts on the web.......nope. Most of it came from DOING.
As I stated earlier, a PSD WILL run on pretty much any fluid you can manage to get thru the pump at a pressure higher than 56 PSI, but how long it will do it for, that is the $10,000 question.
Thank-you vegginpsd for expressing your findings regarding burning alternative fuels for 6 years. I have been researching alternative diesel fuels for about 7 years and doing it for almost 6 years, like yourself. The thing I found was there was a lot of hyp in the alternative fuels world that I had to get through to solve the problems I was encountering.
So, my intention is not to turn this into a mud fight between Biodiesel verses SVO verses Blender camps, but an opportunity to understand the problems of burning alternative diesel fuels, so that solutions can be worked out.
One of the things I have recently noticed about my engine is I have sludge forming around my valve lifters, etc. and all inside my valve covers. I believe that problem is excessive blow-by, due to coked cylinders, due to WMO experiments, and the WVO portion of my fuel is blending with the crankcase oil, and forming the black sludge that is sticking to my valve lifters, rocker arm, etc.
From being a member of most of the alternative diesel fuels forums at one time or another, I have seen the occasional report of this crud, and I believe the problem is people who are burning vegetable oil-based fuels should be lubricating their engines with vegetable oil, not mineral-based motor oil. What do you think?