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OBS conversion?

Hey veg heads. So I hang out on the OBS board a lot but for some reason I've never been over here. Which is kinda funny because I bought this truck almost two years ago with the intention of converting to grease.
I'd like to use my rear tank for grease and my front tank for standard d2. While I'd like to switch to an efuel system I just rebuilt my mechanical system a couple months back so I'm going to ride that for the time being.
I've got a couple local sources for veg oil (tank ready).
I live pretty high up in the southern Rockies and winters can get pretty cold and even summer nights get down into the 40's.
So, what do I need to do to start running veggie back there .....and retain the ability to run d2 off that tank still... If that's possible?
I'm sure ill have a bunch of other questions but I think this will get me started.
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Re: OBS conversion?

Well I'm on my phone so i have no sign info so I'm going blind. But here we go anyway.

First off IF you are wanting to run veg in the rear tank the 1st tthing you news to do is get a superduty tank. The veg will turn into Polly in your stock steel tank and no one wants that.

Are you wanting to do a DIY kit or buy a built kit and install it.

IMHO to do it right you need to get an efuel system set up. Once you have deleted your fuel bowl then start the veg. If your running a DIY or a prefab kit you will want to share the minimum ammount of components. A fuel bowl full of cold veg just sounds like a nightmare to me.

How long have you been looking into running wvo? And what do you mean by you have oil tank ready?


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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.

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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.
Very well said.

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