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post #1 of 33 Old 08-27-2008, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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wvo system purge rules

hello all!

great input and topics as always.

i have made about 700gal of biodiesel, but not a drop in my 2000f350. all has gone into the home furnace.

i live in victoria, it is very temperate, much like seattle.

i am going to get a vegiestroke or a plant drive system soon as it is the increased cost of methanol and the obvious potential health risks that have made me want to run wvo.

one thing i understand is that the fule lines need to be purged before shut down. is this true for stop adn go shopping.

ie i drive 15 miles to go to a store and have been burning veggie. i stop at a store for proably 15 minutes before i get back in and go to either another store or back home. do i need to purge at this stop or can i simply shutoff adn then restart as i do now?

i understand temperature is the main factor, so dead o fwinter maybe 32f or 0 c is a purge situation, but when our lows are rarely below 6c or about 45 f is is it necessary

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Speaking for my own system, I don't purge unless I think the engine temp and veg temp will fall below accectable limits. I.e 160*f engine and veg oil temp.

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That makes me welcome global warming.

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If the coolant temp isnt going to drop below 150-160 I wont purge or let it run shutdown cycle. When I go to class I will shut the truck off for 2-3 hours on WVO, and when I come out it will start up and the coolant will still be at 140-150, but thats also because its 100f in the summer down here. The block holds alot of heat and keeps the injectors toasty warm that I have had no issues or even notice any startup difference.

You are wasting valuable $$$ the longer you wait to buy a Vegistroke. Every drop of dino you put in your truck is money you are wasting waiting to buy, it and its not going to get any cheaper. Also plan on waiting at least 2-3 weeks just to ship, DFA has been backed up for months now.



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With the Vegistroke, I just drive like I normally would on diesel...short trips or long trips. That's one of the great things about the system - it's all automatic. Just get in the truck and go...let the system do it's thing.

This time of year, it only takes a few minutes before mine is up to temp and switched over. And if I shut it down when it's up to temp and restart it, the V3 kicks back on almost instantly.

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How does the V3 vegestroke know when you are parking the truck for a length of time or when you are at your destination?

What is the purge procedure?

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Purge everytime you stop or eventually you will get distracted and forget you have not purged and it will cool down...in winter this means a no start.
with the V3 a purge uses 2 oz of diesel meaning several purges can be done before you even use one gal. of diesel.

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How does the V3 vegestroke know when you are parking the truck for a length of time or when you are at your destination?

What is the purge procedure?

I just spit copenhagen all over the screen....


Marv, would you answer this, i have way to many smart azz answers flashing around in my head.

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Purge everytime you stop or eventually you will get distracted and forget you have not purged and it will cool down...in winter this means a no start.
with the V3 a purge uses 2 oz of diesel meaning several purges can be done before you even use one gal. of diesel.


Forgeting to purge my system will not create a "no start" at any time of the year. Where I live winter means below zero. It will start if you forget but it makes for a smokey, difficult start. This I can tell you from experience.

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I just spit copenhagen all over the screen....


Marv, would you answer this, i have way to many smart azz answers flashing around in my head.

I'd expect nothing less from you, Clay.......The poster claims the V3 is fully automated. Does this mean that it knows when you should purge?

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