04 Dodge Turbo Diesel

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04 Dodge Turbo Diesel

Postby major » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:40 am

I am having trouble with fouling my fuel filter at 800-1000 miles. I am using Soy/canola oils. I settle the oil for about a week or so then use my OC 50 for 10-12 hours. I heat the oil to 160 dregees or so. I figure more hours are better with CF can't hurt. I blend my oil with 10% RUG. using Marvel mystery oil, RXP, Soltron, Lucas Cylinder lub, .

I know since I don't have glow plugs with my truck..... I'v had to use my block heater to get my truck started.

anyone got any comments please ? would like to extend my filter life if I can. at this point it costing my about $0.02/ mile for filters.........all in all , since my oil if free ....... not a bad cost!

I am new to WVO but I could be come better with some help.
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Postby Transborder » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:06 am

Hi Major, I put over 600,000 km on a '95 Dodge Cummins turbo, a great engine. Used up 3 transmissions. I couldnt have started mine without the glow plugs and the intake air preheater. I never managed to run VO in the truck, but know that changing the fuel filter is an awkward job. Good luck.
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Postby coachgeo » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:25 am

YOu say your new at it so Im guessing you have only changed your filters at this intraval at least twice. I suspect your next couple intravals will be further apart.

Thinking that your cleaning out your tanks and fuel lines with your blend and this is what is plugging your filters.

I assume you have both an inline filter for larger stuff then another filter on the engine for smaller stuff?
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Postby buzzinhalfdoz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:34 pm

in my 03 cummins after about 4000 miles of wvo blend my filter now last 10,000 miles. fitst 4000 miles i changed it 3 times. the wvo is a solvent and cleans out the fuel system lines and tank, sounds normal to me. are u filtering down to 2 microns???
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fuel filters ???

Postby major » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:19 pm

I am using the OC 50 centrifuge ...... should have less than 1 micron in my oil. since I added my fphe....... my milage for my filter has really increased ..... thanks guys for your input.

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