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Old 10-07-2008, 05:43 AM
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Well temps dropped to 42 last night

and you guessed, my B100 turned to slush. I was picking up a friend to take to work and about 1/2 mile from his house the filters started clogging. I left my truck and had to ride in his minivan. It's going to take me a while to get over that lol.
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ouch that hurts. minivans are painful!!

time to start blending in diesel. I usually run b50 so I should be good all year.
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Yeah my supplier just switched over to B50 for the winter. I thought I could go with one more tank of B100. It hadn't been lower than mid 50's around here yet. Definitely time to start blending.
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Heated WVO, the year round bio-fuel. I haven't extreme cold tested my system yet, but assuming I insulate the lines well it should be fine aside from a little longer warm-up time.
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Get a heated filter and heated injector line...blend with some deiesel and find a mix that won't gell at the temps that your location offeres...test this in your freezer with different blends.
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Supposedly the factory pump filter assy in my 05 is heated. I am looking into different heated prefilters but what I really need is a solution for heating the stock fuel tank. I really don't want to go to a secondary bed mounted tank like you veggiestrokers run.
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if your 6.doh is like the 7.3s there is a heater in the fuel filter housing. this does nothing for the fuel till after its past the pump and a few inches from the injectors. your pump will hate you for pumping the thick sludge from the tank up to it...

a heated second tank is about the only option, or blend it with dinod. I am going to get a few little jars with my bio in them and blend them with dino and stick them in the freezer and see what happens. i have read that 50% will do just fine which is about what I run normally
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Heating the stock tank would be fairly simple. This however would not help with fuel gelling in the fuel lines and filters after sitting overnight.
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Justinlw...I'd like to hear your ideas on heating the tank. I know that doesn't address the lines but there are other possibilities to resolve that.

Tubular, since I have access to all the WVO I can use I am trying to avoid buying diesel for the winter. I figure the expense of running a B50 mix for the winter will cost me somewhere in the neighborhood of $1700-$1800 for #2. I'd rather put that money into a solution that eliminates the need to run the dino diesel.
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Line heaters, tank heater, filter heater...all run on 12v so this might call for a heavier alternator...in fact i'm almost sure it would.
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