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Old 02-17-2013, 08:08 AM
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Best motor to run on WVO

I am new to the Powerstroke world and wondering which engine is best to run on WVO? I haven't purchased a truck yet but need to soon... It will be used with less then 120,000 miles and probably never run on WVO before.
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Personally, I'd say a 99-03 7.3. They seem to be the most tolerant when it comes to fuel quality. The 6.0's have been doing well also. Just make sure you convert the truck the right way: two tank system, don't run veg through your diesel fuel lines / filters, etc.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:48 AM
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Thanks Snake! Yeah I live way up North and can't do anything other then a heated second tank. I get my oil filtered to as low as 0.5 micron and also run on board filters too. No sense in messing around! The 7.3l don't seem to be quite as common as the 6.0l...glad to hear those are doing good on the veg!
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The trick is going to be finding a 7.3 with low mileage. I traveled 1500 miles to find mine in West Virginia. NO RUST and the miles were right, be be prepared to pay the price. The 99-03 SD truck with low miles with CCSB lariat sthat are nice can bring $16K-$20K plus. Just so ya know.

I concur, the 7.3 is the prefered platform. A properly updated 6 litre can be a more cost effective alternative as the 03.5-06 are usually cheaper.

My next one is going to be a 6 leaker. CCSB King Ranch.

I no longer run WVO, now only running B100, but the next one is gonna be crazy built 6.0 in the 500HP range.
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Best way to set up WVO....

Hey guys, I am new to the site and since this is a hot thread I would like to ask what system or company offers the best WVO / WMO conversion kit for the 7.3 Diesel. I have an 01 7.3 and am trying to figure out the best way to go about this, ether by buying a kit from Bio Fuel Technologies. There was a company WVO Designs that seemed to look good

[URL="http://www.wvodesigns.com/blog/the-7-3-ford-powerstroke-made-for-wvo/"]

I would like to have a system that I could filter out WVO so I would not have to off load it to filter it, so I am guessing that a centrifuge is out.

I dont know much about WVO other than it would save me a lot in the long run but, I don't want to hurt my engine in the process.

Any Ideas, thoughts, suggestions, would be most welcome.

Thanks,

James
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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Re: Best motor to run on WVO

James,
Try golden fuel systems! They have the best (IMO) on the go WVO system!

Sent from my RAZR M
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I'll respectfully disagree, and will step aside as numerous other members offer the same feedback. Hands down, bar none, the best conversion kits for the 7.3 and 6.0 are offered by Biofuels Technologies.
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I'll respectfully disagree, and will step aside as numerous other members offer the same feedback. Hands down, bar none, the best conversion kits for the 7.3 and 6.0 are offered by Biofuels Technologies.
Off the shelf, bolt on system, yes, I agree with Snake.
Could I have purchased them for my last two conversions for my personal trucks? YES....Did I, absolutely not.

THere are hundreds if not thousands of happy V3 owners. They have some impressive machine work, and a "neat" purge feature....however they have some engineered in safeguards that have become pitfalls, especially in the coldest climates. I dont want to make this a "Bash this sytem or Bash that system" at all. THe point I want to make is this.....

Whatever system you decide on, you need to fully understand the theory behind WVO, and exactly why and how the system is set up to do what it does.

As far as "on the go filtration systems"....they all are grossly inadequate in my opinion. Comparing a well set up gravity fed centrifuge to a "ALL IN ONE BOX" filtration system is comparing a 1950's MASH hospital to the University Medical Center. NO FILTER WILL DO THE JOB OF A PROPERLY BUILT GRAVITY FED CF SYSTEM. If I personally knew of a better, more thourough system to clean WVO, I would own it. Dont waste your time or money on anything but a gravty fed, open top CF that is Made IN America.
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Hello James, I have a 51 gallon aluminum transfer tank with heating coil built specifically for wvo use. I live in Michigan, pm if you are interested.

To the OP, I used a V3 on a 2002 Superduty for two years without fail. When running the vegetable oil it was my experience that the more often you change your filter, the better your rig will run. In those two years the vegetable ran the truck approximately 22,000 miles and diesel ran it for about 6,300 miles. When sold it still used the original fass fuel pump, while there were many owners with pump failures. In any system it will require proper processing of the waste oil before use.

Good luck, Tim
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