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For discussing the modifications needed for diesel vehicles to run with 2 tank veggie oil conversions.

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Postby zoochy » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:34 pm

Cheers to civilized discussion w/o biodiesel bias.
1988 Dodge Ram in progress.
1997 Dodge Ram- 2 tank; Arctic Fox pickup; TIH; Plantdrive VM2 filter; Hydroforce valves
PREVIOUS 91 Toyota Hiace 3L engine >200,000 km on: 88% canola WVO; 11% old gasoline; 0.6% turpentine; 0.3% acetone; 0.1% eye of newt
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Postby SunWizard » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:06 pm

Yea I am cheering. One thing I like is how easy it is to do a quick visit and see the new posts here. On infopop I rarely used the show new posts option since so many of the posts I had no interest in (usually the bio posts.) Many of the bio side probably felt the same way about our VO posts.
YVORMV - Your veg. oil results may vary.
95 Dodge Cummins 4x4 SVO WVO conversion.
81 Mercedes 300D- stock and happy on V80/D20 blend.
Low fossil net zero house- 100% solar power and heat.
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A shout out from HoldOnTight

Postby HoldOnTight » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:56 pm

I'm checking in and happy to be here. I dumped Diebrid for uncivil behavior, gang warfare and in short, it simply was like a baby's diaper - needed to be tossed out often and for the same reasons. I could go on about that, but there is no point in looking back when such a great site as this is alive and growing!

Update, Diebrid seems to have changed their ways insofar as the uncivil backbighting, but it is hard to go back with not too much history with years of the negative approaches to discussion. Focus there is limited in some ways too. So, I'm continuing to support this website for most of my contributions! Welcome to TDI'ers

Things are off to a great start here. Good organization, good people...lets keep it that way!

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Late 99 Ford F-250, Designed and installed at home, 30 kMi on VO. WVO temp at solenoid valve is 185-195+F, winter-summer.
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Postby elvia » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:46 pm

I like this format. Its like Jason's at vegistroke. Easy to find what you want, and be notified when post are added to ones you frequent.
Keep on spinnin oil
2000 F350 XL Utility Bed. Vegistroke V3
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Postby BMW Fan » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:56 am

Thanks, SunWizard, for this opportunity and a fresh start.

I may be able to help if translations are needed, wanted .

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Postby penguy » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:07 pm

Thanks for all your good work. I am on the road with my 1997 dodge and the "SunWizard Model". Will post to the vehicle description forum.
1997 Dodge, 2 tank sys, SunWizard Model
2000 Jetta TDI waiting for conversion
1980 Silver Eagle, DD6V92 waiting
6/1 Listeroid just loafing
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Postby VegMeister » Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:52 pm

I'm checking in too, this is Gavin Rogers (gavin8or) from the infopop and I knew someone was going to have to setup a better forum. I was willing to do so myself but was hoping a veteran veg guy would step forward. Thanks SunWizard!

If you need any help doing graphics (I'm good with photoshop and the other CS3 progs, gimp and company) or coding (php, etc), I'm volunteering right now. You let me know how I can help.

Just a newbie with veg so I probably can't help moderate. One other note: can we have the option to put our real name under our nifty handle?
centralvalleybiodiesel CF
1993 GMC Sierra K2500 6.5L + homebuilt veg kit, OEM glowplug failure (update: rebuilt with a 6.2 block, working fine)
1988 Ford 6.9L OEM dual tank, 90+% veg oil blend.
1989 Ford 7.3L, 80+% veg oil blend.
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Location: Pembine, WI

Postby SunWizard » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:06 pm

VegMeister wrote:can we have the option to put our real name under our nifty handle?

I don't see any option for that. You could put it in your signature.
YVORMV - Your veg. oil results may vary.
95 Dodge Cummins 4x4 SVO WVO conversion.
81 Mercedes 300D- stock and happy on V80/D20 blend.
Low fossil net zero house- 100% solar power and heat.
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Postby green bus » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:43 pm

Greetings and thanks for a new forum...looks great!

Still mostly reading and learning since my one and only conversion project is sitting in the frozen driveway waiting patiently for a chance to finish troubleshooting the air leaks. Got a Dieselcraft in a box out there too!

Happy to see you all and thanks for all your work.
'89 7.3L IDI in a Blue Bird short bus

VO system: 25gal plastic tank > heated pickup > Webb 525 coolant-heated 30 u pre-filter > aluminum TIH > manual valves > Walbro FRB-13 > 2u coolant-heated filter > 30 pl FPHE > IP
green bus
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feels like home!

Postby 240Volvo » Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:26 pm

Nice to see so many familiar faces. Looks great, works great, who could ask for more! Thanks SunWizard!
1984 Volvo 240 diesel with a single tank Elsbett conversion: electric fuel filter heater, FPHE, glow plugs, and injectors. Also injector line heaters and block heater, running 20%kero/80%WVO winter blend.
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Postby tanyamcguire » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:30 pm

Thought I would chime in with a hello Elvia sent me over from another site. Hope to be converted this weekend if the weather holds and they can stand the cold. And yes I thought about that second sentence before writing it.

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Postby greenteaminc » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:31 pm

Hello everyone,
Just thought I'd say hi and nice to meet you all. I am from Colorado, and just bought a 94 Dodge to convert to a 2 tank vo system. We are trying to find the optimal system for this 6 BT engine (with only 65K!!) and heard Sunwizard would be a good reference. So here we are,
Tad Dinsmore
1995 Dodge 3500 CTD
Conversion in progress(just started)
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Postby sacveggieguy » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:13 pm

Hello to all

Nice new place here would like to say hi. 300D 3 yrs and 30k on wvo w/greasecar kit. Soon to be single tanking and developing some parts and filtration kits, waitng for my centrifuge. Sunwizard has me thinking this is the way to go.

Thanks Paul aka Sacveggieguy
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Postby FlyboyDVIII » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:28 pm

Hello all, hopefully I to can have something good to add
93, F250, 7.3, N/A, WVO since 5-06 over 147K so far, 2wd, ext cab, 100 gal. tank, DIY system. 10psi 23A FASS w/ ProComp regulator.

FilterFuge FF60 CF, over 22,300 gal. spun
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Postby SkySkiJason » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:21 pm


I'm always looking for new information. I have logged a few miles :wink: on VO criss-crossing the country for work (and towing 10k lb 5th wheel). I have sucessfully collected and filtered/dewatered at camp while on the road.

My conversion is 2 tank similar to early Vegistroke design. I'll post details over at users conversions and filtering stuff in that category.

I live in N.GA and will gladly share VO as I have it. Email or PM me if yer coming thru!

Thanks for a fresh resource! Looking forward to seeing this thing grow.

2001 F-350, DRW, 4x4, XLT Crew Cab, flat bed, 7.3, 6 spd, Dipricol Optix gauges, DP tunes - Single-Shot injectors! Vegistroke-style WVO conversion, 55,000 VO miles so far - 190 deg VO before the heads
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