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A LOT more research...
Just a bit of advice, so don't take this the wrong way. There is a lot of knowledge on this forum, and you can learn a lot like i have, but in order to do so you need to educate yourself as best you can.
Asking questions like "what do i have to do to start running veg?" will not get you the answers you are looking for. The most knowledgeable guys on here have been at this for years and are more than happy to shed that knowledge on you, but only if you ask intelligent questions.
That being said i can shed light on a few things for you. I currently do not have my system installed, but sitting in boxes on my shop floor waiting for some spare time to be installed. To date i am into parts approximately $2K. That doesn't include the efuel conversion i will have to do once i install my veg system, that will likely run another $500. Then you have the oil filtration system which includes my diy built centrifuge which all together ran me around $2k. Realistically i will have somewhere close to $5k invested in the conversion and that is without collecting one drop of oil. I did at one time have about 450gal of oil stock piled and a few sources lined up, but after work started getting crazy busy i gave it all away to my buddy so it didn't go bad.
To put it mildly this is not just something you do, it is a life style. its a huge commitment if you are serious about it. If not done correctly could almost destroy a perfectly good motor.
The best advice is read, read, read, and then read some more. Gather as much info as you can, design your system, and then come back and ask all the right questions.
95' F-350 CCLB DRW POWERSTROKE
08 Axle/4x4 conversion, 5spd conversion, 6637, 5" SP exhaust, gearhead tunes