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Best budget WVO kit

I have a 02 f250 7.3 with 260k miles and I have to spend 400 a month on fuel. First question would be could I upgrade to stage 1 single shots and help this. Second, I am still in high school and have to work ALOT to pay for this truck and only have about 220 a week in fun money and was wondering what is the most reliable setup to use. If vegi stroke was I could save up but it would take forever and I don't see the benefits. I do have very good wrench turning skills and my dad has a very good shop with a lot of resources to do a DIY setup. Any input would be much appreciated, thank you
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greasecar will get you going but vegistroke will take all the guess work out of what you are doing.
tank= 1200$
FASS pump with pressure regulator =600$
check valves and fuel lines =$300
coolant hose + fuel lines = 50$
wiring, switches, gauges =$400
fuel and coolant aluminum fittings= $100

theres a little over 2500$ right there and I know Im missing something. If you are spending 400$ a month on gas then get a better job and save up or stop driving this monstrosity of a truck because you have no need for what its doing to your wallet.
If I was you I would get a fast food job and get free oil. Either save up the oil or make biodiesel with it or find someone in a co op to make it with you.

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I would sell my PSD's and buy a Prius before I bought another Greasecar KIT.

It can be done far cheaper than outlined abouve, with good results. Craigslist and Ebay are your friend. Start collecting parts, and build up from there. The most costly component will likely be the FASS ($400 from Veggiegarage.com), then the tank and filter housing. The rest is mostly hardware store or ebay except for the checkvalves (Veggiegarage.com $50)

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I would sell my PSD's and buy a Prius before I bought another Greasecar KIT.

It can be done far cheaper than outlined abouve, with good results. Craigslist and Ebay are your friend. Start collecting parts, and build up from there. The most costly component will likely be the FASS ($400 from Veggiegarage.com), then the tank and filter housing. The rest is mostly hardware store or ebay except for the checkvalves (Veggiegarage.com $50)

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So it your opinion is grease car a bad kit, and a homemade setup would be better?
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Re: Best budget WVO kit

I looked into building a dyi kit. Without cutting corners on my OBS and building a quality kit it was like 200 bucks short of the cost of a v3. I figure with my limited time the 200 bucks was worth the savings of time and headache

Either way good luck

Oh and i wish i had 250 of "fun money" a week. Enjoy being young.

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So it your opinion is grease car a bad kit, and a homemade setup would be better?
Greasecar has a few quality components I use on every conversion.

The problem is they obviously know exactly jack $hit about these engines.
Their theory is based on the MB/VW platform, whereas the use of a rotary injection pump is used. Thus, they attempt, with poor results, to reuse the fuel pressure regulator, and bring fuel thru a filter under vacuum. DUMb IDEA GUYS.

THere are two stickys above to help with DIY builds. Technically, all the conversions I do are not "kits", I use what I feel are the best components and products from numerous suppliers, in addition to a few proprietary parts.

Good luck. Always remember, measure twice, cut once.

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Veggin is right.

DO NOT go with a greasecar kit.

I made the mistake in 2008.

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i got all my fittings/hoses from here...

Hydraullic Hose, Fittings, Adapters and More at www.HydraulicWarehouse.com

Tank wise, may find an aluminum tank from a boat, and have a weld shop afix some fittings.

"google" wvo set-ups, and READ, READ and READ some more. Study the graphs how members laid their set-ups, how to heat...etc

99.5 x-cab 7.3l, 6spd, 161k miles.....
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