filters plugging while on a 50/50 blend

Single Tank WVO systems and blending SVO WVO to thin it.

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Postby sacveggieguy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:43 pm

Thanks John will do and ill let u know what i find.

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Postby sacveggieguy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:48 pm

Thanks John,

Will try that and see what drops out and the filters look clean when i cut them open. So im thinking its fat pho or wax. The tank is being boiled out at the rad shop right now so that part should be out of the question, and it will only be fats or pho. I hope?

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Postby denson » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:08 pm

50/50 with no thinners is a pretty vicious blend also.
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Postby zoochy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:57 pm

Wax can (apparently) precipitate out of summer diesel when blending w/ WVO. I had wax building up in my fuel filters last summer and the problem went away through the winter. This summer I’m starting my van on a kerosene/ rug/ WVO blend. No results to report yet other than it starts in one crank with next to no smoke.

The one positive of diesel being so $ is that kerosene is almost the same price.
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Postby sacveggieguy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:52 am

John.

I dont see anything dropping out of the solutiom. Do you mean a lighter layer of fatty stuff on the bottom. I left a sample in the fridge overnight and all i got was a little cloudiness.

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Postby SunWizard » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:06 am

That cloudiness is probably PHO and will clog your filters.
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Postby sacveggieguy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:21 am

So after i put the oil into the fridge for the night i had no solution dropping out but some cloudiness for sure I must agree with Sunwizard that i must have some pho or fats in my oil. I will try and see if I can catch the pho and fats by pouring the blend thru a double jeans filter maybe doing multiple passes and then rechecking the oil, my thinking is at ambient temps the jeans will catch the pho and fats just like my filters are doing.

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Postby John Galt » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:44 am

To filter out the PHO & fats the temperature should be less than 50°F
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Postby WD8CDH » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:42 pm

The temperature that the fats and PHO seperate depends on the oil and type of food that the fat came from. At the least, you need to let the settling happen somewhat colder than the coldest that the oil will be in the vehicle unless you know fore sure that they fall out well enough at higher temperatures.

You can seperate fats at a higher temperature and then cool the clear oil to the operating temperature that you want to use it at and see if anything else settles out.
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Postby sacveggieguy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:11 pm

So i ran the oil thru jeans filter 3 passes then put a sample in the fridge and it looks pretty darn clear so i guess ill run it and see what happens.

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Postby pharmgdb » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:39 am

What is the make and model of the vehicle?
Is this a metal tank? If so, what type of metal?
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Postby sacveggieguy » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:03 pm

81 300 d metal tank
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Postby sacveggieguy » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:04 pm

sheet metal
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Postby pharmgdb » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:24 am

so, are you still running 50:50?
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Postby sacveggieguy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:46 am

yes still blending
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