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Got my DFA stuff from Brown today :). Taking a short break and figured I'd report my progress so far.

This won't be a full install thread (I think Marv did a great job on the 6.0 already), rather focus more on the 6.0 Excursion.

So far I did everything as Marv said in his thread here:
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/bi...-supplements/53821-my-vegistroke-install.html


A small tip: On the driver side front banjo fitting removal/install, I was able to remove the factory one and install the DFA banjo fitting WITHOUT disconnecting the water pump hose in front of it. Just saves a little time/mess up there.


I will update this thread soon with some pics of Excursion specific stuff...
Like putting the veggie tank fill neck in the stock fill location.

Should be able to finish up everything tonight assuming no hiccups. I don't have my tank from RDS, but expect it next week or so.
 

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Where are you putting the tank?
 

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finished the install today.

Spent a lot of time making a fuel fill neck and cap. Will have some pics to post tomorrow. Not the best stuff, but where I wanted to put it (next to stock fill neck) you can only use so many things...

I also wanted to mention that the harness wires (2) that are grounded to the V3 module had "O" ring electrical fittings crimped on that were too small to fit over the stud... No biggie just cut off and put bigger ones on.

Other than that everything tests OK and all I need is my tank. Hopefully it shipped already.

Oh yeah- The "Ignition off" wire that Marv mentioned was a different color on his truck, well mine was correct according to the DFA install sheet. I think it was W/BL wire. To access the harness it's on, just unbolt the fuse box with the 4 bolts that hold it on. This allows you to swing out the box and get that harness unplugged. Then you can connect your wire tap and plug the harness back in.

And I also ran my wires through the large rectangular firewall port above all the other exits. Really clean install there and I'll get some pics tomorrow of that also.
 

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Well, with some help from my brother yesterday we knocked it out in about 10-13 work hours.

Total length of time spent was 2 days... This included kids interrupting, machining a fuel fill neck/lid, wife requests, soldering most all electrical connections, dogs, making a really nice spot for the switches!!!, eating, sleeping, etc.

Shoot I guess I might go take some pics now.
 

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The only tools I needed to buy were a 6mm allen key to cut down for rear plug removal and a 17mm wrench that I could cut in half for the rear banjo bolt install.
 

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Cool - My vegiestroke came in on Thursday and I decided not to do the install this weekend because of all the stuff I have going on. My install will be on a 7.3L. How would you rate you and your brothers mechanical ability? Master Mechanics or Shade Tree? I am a tinkerer at best.
 

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not to blow my own horn, but I consider myself slightly better than your average shade tree mechanic :).

Some of it's confusing until you just dig in and figure it out.
 

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the first pic is the firewall on the drivers side. The large rectangular port is perfect for routing acc wires through. I drilled a 1" hole and pushed all the connectors through(pushed through V3 module side of harness as connectors are smaller on that end). Also used same hole for main batt+ connection harness.

Now if I could only get my damn tank from RDS... Now they say it should ship this week ughh.
 

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I'm doing an excursion conversion this month. Still looking for a tank. I am guessing you have done alot of research so I have to ask: Is a v3 conversion best? Where did you get the tank? Do you use a centrifuge to process wvo? Any help appreciated. I pm'ed my email.

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Yes, v3 is best. You can probably get the tank direct from RDS in Florida or you might have to get it through Jason @ DFA.

as far as WVO prep... That's still opinion to some extent and how good your oil is to start also has an affect on how you clean it.

I am heating and settling. CHenry has a nice setup at the top in a sticky.

I also have posted my setup with pictures in one of those threads.
 

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pics of tank from RDS. Note the water inlet/outlet are way too high. had to remove union and install a 90* directly onto nipple. Also see 2" fill port that I cut and welded shut.

Tank was full of metal shavings... hope it doesn't eat my pump
 

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THought I should follow up here. The some of the early Excursion tanks suffered some QC issues. I am quickly learning that when dealing with vendors EVERYTHING no matter how obvious or mundane must be specified. :doh:pretty much ALL of the earlier issues have been addressed and resolved. Shavings are gone, coolant fittings held to within spec. and best of all, we finally figured out the magic combinaton for the filler without going through the frame. (which by the way was only an 1.5inch hole of which there are a few others that size from the factory). Thie filler neck solution has been excellent though. Nearly everyone has salivated over it. Anyone who hasn't seen it yet can check it out here-Vegistroke Excursion Prototype Finally Done - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums Cheers!:woot:
 
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