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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
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Even though 140 probably would be ok I wouldn't be comfortable with that VO temp. It should be at least 160 IMHO.
Something is not right with your system if you are only getting 140 VO temp at 30 degrees. I have run VO in MUCH colder temps & had no problem maintaining 170 VO temp. Of course I had to wait longer before I switched over.
To insure that my VO stays hot enough I added a 203 T-stat, aux coolant pump, TIH fuel lines, insulated the fuel lines, 20 plate FPHE plumbed just before the heads & winter front.
I have never had to switch back to D2 or run a winter mix. IMHO that should not be necessary.
Boise is your fuel system deadhead or regulated return??
2001 f-350 ext.cab. 7.3 auto non dually. 262k miles. New HD tranny at 67,000 miles. Boost, EGT, Tranny temp gauges. 04/10 DIY check valve VO conversion. 20 plate FPHE,Fass HPFP set at 70 PSI,TIH, 10 micron spin on filter with coolant wrap, 150 micron prefilter, hrydraforce purge valve, 40 gallon greasecar tank with hotfox, SS braided hose to heads, Oil temp, pressure & fuel level gauges. 110K miles on grease.
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Monitoring with Torque.
Last edited by simone0414; 10-06-2013 at 02:17 PM.