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Old 07-05-2014, 09:16 AM
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SVO/WVO kits

So I've been reading up on SVO/WVO and I'm ready to do it.

Can anyone give the low down on the different kits out there. Their history and the good/bad/ugly...

Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:51 PM
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Having installed several brands of kits, and numerous DIY builds and rebuilds, I'm pretty comfortable with it all. First off, let me say this: know and understand that WVO is not considered 100% safe. I In fact no longer recommend WVO.

I do feel that a properly accessorized BFT Vegistroke is a good quality kit. I personally wound not consider any others manufactured kit currently available. Depending on the climate you live in, your accessories may vary. I recommend LARGE (40 plate) FPHE for cold weather use (below freezing operations).

Whatever you decide, know and understand exactly how the system you choose operates. Knowing what failed when the system does is the first step to avoiding frustrations involved in entertaining alternative fuel use.

Oh yah, I forgot to mentoom that a PSD GC kits should be avoided even if free. That's what they are worth IMHO.
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yes go DIY and save the troubleshooting hassles.
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Thanks for your post vegginpsd, it was very informative.

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Having installed several brands of kits, and numerous DIY builds and rebuilds, I'm pretty comfortable with it all. First off, let me say this: know and understand that WVO is not considered 100% safe. I In fact no longer recommend WVO.
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I do feel that a properly accessorized BFT Vegistroke is a good quality kit. I personally wound not consider any others manufactured kit currently available.
Any thoughts on Golden Fuel Systems?

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Depending on the climate you live in, your accessories may vary. I recommend LARGE (40 plate) FPHE for cold weather use (below freezing operations).
I live in the hot & humid subtropics with very mild winters, maybe half a dozen freezes & fewer every year as things heat up.
But I may not always live here.
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yes go DIY and save the troubleshooting hassles.
Cool! I love DIY! Any pics or info on your setup you'd like to share?
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:00 AM
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If living in a warm climate, I recommend converting the fuel, not the truck.

Consider building or buying a quality biodiesel reactor. I'm much happier on B100 than I ever was on WVO.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:13 AM
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If living in a warm climate, I recommend converting the fuel, not the truck.
I want portability.

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Consider building or buying a quality biodiesel reactor. I'm much happier on B100 than I ever was on WVO.
What happened with WVO?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:19 AM
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A biodiesel reactor will likely take up less space than a CF setup. Likely be more portable too.

As far as WVO, I've seen way too much engine and system failures to promote its use. Pumps, valve guides, failed hoses, injectors, etc.

I was served pretty well by WVO personally, however, since switching to B100, life has been much easier. I will never burn WVO without transesterficatioon ever again.
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whats this about wvo?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:59 AM
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whats this about wvo?


What you talkin bout Willis?
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