Grrr, I'm getting a centrifuge

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Grrr, I'm getting a centrifuge

Postby jordanmills » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:02 pm

Even with screen and bag filtering, and settling, I've clogged $50 worth of filters today. I know what I'm getting, have read the threads and all. I'm just ranting.
2001 F-250 (7.3 L PSD)
2-tank custom/self-built SVO system
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Postby John Galt » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:45 pm

Probably [I'm just guessing] another common case of hot filtered PHO and fats clogging filters when the VO cools below 65°F. In that case a centrifuge won't help.
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Postby jordanmills » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:07 pm

No, I am heating my oil to like 160 or more. It's hot enough that it's not pleasant to touch the filter casing.
2001 F-250 (7.3 L PSD)
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Postby John Galt » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:16 pm

The entire vehicle fuel system is heated to above 55°F ?
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Postby jordanmills » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:17 pm

This isn't in my vehicle. But yes, in my vehicle it's pushing 160-180. My oil is rock solid at 55 F.
2001 F-250 (7.3 L PSD)
2-tank custom/self-built SVO system
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