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Thinking about converting the 6.0 to run wvo with a V4 KIT. Is this a good start? im almost a regular at a chinese resteraunt in town and i figured id ask the owner what they do with their oil. If he mentioned anything about having to pay someone to get rid of it i might see about obtaining some for a trial and error making some clean wvo just to learn a thing or two. There are 4 reasons off the top of my head for running wvo.

stop giving my money to foreign oil companies
save myself some money in the long run
be more subsistant
learn some interesting skills

I understand this is a lifestyle but for me the trouble is startup. I have trouble "going in blind" So i wont make a decision unless i know every detail of the conversion in a sort of step by step layout. I would like to know what some of you are running. what you wish you had and if there will be any issues that running wvo would cause on my pickup. My main concern is injectors. Will good wvo burn up injectors prematurely? I want to prevent any high dollar fixes until the system and fuel starts to pay itself off. I also want to be able to store 200-500 gallons as i want to go months at a time between batches and be able to fuel up any passers-by because i like helping people. Ill ask you a million questions so be warned if you should post haha. I thank you for your time before hand and i hope i get some good material to work with because i love my 6.0 but fuel price keeps me driving the focus to and from work :(
 

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I ran a V3 in my 6.0L for almost 5 years and loved it. I never had any veggie-related problems and the truck actually ran smoother and quieter on veg than #2. I recently sold the truck because of changing family, etc. that meant I didn't need a 1ton truck anymore. (I'm actually selling the kit if your're interested)

I had a good source for oil, but that's usually a hurdle that people struggle with. Most places have someone that picks it up for free and some offer other services like cleaning the grease traps, etc. I would encourage anyone to do it. I saved thousands of dollars on fuel and took several road trips strictly on Veg by picking some up from other veggers along the way.

The install was pretty simple, just a little time-consuming. If I had to do it again, it would probably take half the time...one of those kind of things.

I used a cold-filtering system and then a gravity-fed centrifuge for final polishing. Pretty simple system once it's set up. Then pretty much turn it on and check on it periodically and make sure you're not overflowing any containers - it will happen!

Good luck and Veg-on!
 

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How did you go about obtaining oil? my main concern is setting up a centrifuge (havent dealt with one of these yet) and making sure the stuff is clean enough to keep my injectors happy, . the install on the truck i know i can do. I would actually consider purchasing your kit too. although i am in Michigan so it would need to be shipped. also what is the difference between the v3 and the v4 kit? ive only researched the v4. also is this a hands free system when the truck turns on? As in when the truck reaches operating temperature does the pump kick on and switch from diesel to veg?
 

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Before you buy anything get 500 gallons of oil. I say this because most people don't realize how much fuel they use until they have store it at home. When I first started I had about 60 gallons stored up and it lasted about 5 days because when you stop paying for fuel you dont keep track of MPG's. There is nothing worst then installing an expensive alternative fuel system on your truck and then not being able to use it because you don't have oil and after 9 years of burning wvo I have seen it happen a few times. Setting up a centrifuge is easy. There is nothing that you are going to do that nobody has done before so the information is out there but with a 6.0 its easier because theres plenty that have been done. My suggestion

step 1- store 500 gallons of oil/establish your oil source
step 2- set up an open bowl style centrifuge station
step 3- buy and install your wvo system in truck
step 4- enjoy
 

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Before you buy anything get 500 gallons of oil. I say this because most people don't realize how much fuel they use until they have store it at home. When I first started I had about 60 gallons stored up and it lasted about 5 days because when you stop paying for fuel you dont keep track of MPG's. There is nothing worst then installing an expensive alternative fuel system on your truck and then not being able to use it because you don't have oil and after 9 years of burning wvo I have seen it happen a few times. Setting up a centrifuge is easy. There is nothing that you are going to do that nobody has done before so the information is out there but with a 6.0 its easier because theres plenty that have been done. My suggestion

step 1- store 500 gallons of oil/establish your oil source
step 2- set up an open bowl style centrifuge station
step 3- buy and install your wvo system in truck
step 4- enjoy
copy that. i was going to go down to the Chinese restaurant in town and ask the manager what he does with all their wvo. these types of restaurants have the best quality oil so i have heard. Give me your opinion. sorry this thread got sidelined for a few weeks. holidays been keeping me away.

anybody know the best place to get a new v4 pricewise?
 

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you don't really have enough experience yet to tell whats good/bad oil. I have gotten good oil from different restaurants and I have gotten super ****y oil from restaurants that my friends own that i was very specific on when to change the oil. I have picked up oil before and thrown it away the moment I got it home. Go on v3/v4 biofuels forum and just post up a wanted ad. There was a guy in texas giving one away but you had to remove it yourself.
 

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What is the difference between good / bad oil? How do you tell? I found 500 gallons for 100$ and Id like to stock up before I get into the game
 

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What is the difference between good / bad oil? How do you tell? I found 500 gallons for 100$ and Id like to stock up before I get into the game
depends on color, smell, is there water in it, food particles, hydrogenated oil and a few other things. 500 gallons for 100$ is a good deal but unless you have an open bowl centrifuge Id go right past it. I have personally seen guys mix oil with transmission fluid, motor oil, soy sauce, water, soap and much more.
 

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Soy sauce???? I guess it’s plant based. I know that a lot of guys use waste motor oil and tranny fluid but it’s sketchy for injectors. I would definitely get an open bowl style fuge.
 

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Soy sauce???? I guess it’s plant based. I know that a lot of guys use waste motor oil and tranny fluid but it’s sketchy for injectors. I would definitely get an open bowl style fuge.
when I said mix with I meant that when I went to pick it up from them at restaurants there was sometimes extra stuff in the jugs. Theres a FB group called veggie cars I am on but just like on here theres not many active members because of fuel prices. Ill never quit burning veg oil specially since Im retiring in a year from usmc.
 

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I see what you mean. This thread has t been hit very hard and when I found the link to the wvo map there was maybe 100 people that were willing to sell some wvo and that’s a small number given the number of people on this site
 

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yeah I have about 400-500 gallons on hand right now. I have a gravity absolute centrifuge. I plan on getting a friday/saturday night part time job at a chicken wing place for the sole purpose of collecting their oil.
 

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That’s not a bad idea. I work for a food distribution company so I’m sure I could find a way to get a steady supply if they haven’t all been tapped yet
 

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That’s not a bad idea. I work for a food distribution company so I’m sure I could find a way to get a steady supply if they haven’t all been tapped yet
the thing is for your benefit and the restaurant owners benefit you want to get a source you can walk away from whenever you want with no negative effects to either of you. I used to deliver on saturday nights for a restaurant because she was short on drivers. I strictly did deliveries and nothing else and she gave me her oil plus 8$-12$ per delivery. She sold her restaurant last year but I wasn't mad.
 

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that is understandable. i would be getting involved with people i know though. lots of mom and pop style diners that we do business with.
 

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will do. nothing like cheap fuel
free fuel! I currently have 900 gallons on hand. Taking a 2000 mile road trip this week after a 1500 mile road trip 2 weeks ago. I have a 60 gallon wvo tank and bringing 130 gallons in 2 barrels/cubies for the refills. Oil is coming in faster then I can burn it is what it seems like.
 

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start selling it to fellow strokers. Im having some transmission issues currently so it will be a while before i get the grease burning status.
 
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