Single tank cummins?

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

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Single tank cummins?

Postby tomcat » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:59 pm

Hi there! Im new. . . but not new to WVO ive been filtering for 4 years. . . my first truck was a 90 Ford 250 with the 7.3 IDI motor (perfect for veg IMHO) but now im growing up and just got a 2004.5 dodge cummins. . . I LOVE IT but i hate putting diesel in it. My ford was perfect cause it had two tanks so i just heated the front one. NOW my question is can i safety blend in my cummins? I dont wanna hurt my injectors. . .
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Postby John Galt » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:30 am

NOW my question is can i safety blend in my cummins?

Yes, if you do it correctly, but you've got a bunch of research to do to make that happen. Start by searching many VO forums for messages about successful single tank systems using your type of vehicle in your climate with your kind of "WVO".
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Postby SunWizard » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:59 am

Very few have tried blending in that new of Cummins. I wouldn't do it, since the cost of any mistakes you make will be much higher than older models, because its an electronic injection system and your injectors and IP are very expensive and not as strong as the 94-98.5. I recommend doing a 2 tank conversion, which pays for itself compared to blending very quickly, and is much less risky.
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wvo cummins

Postby buzzinhalfdoz » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:53 am

i have been blending for about a year now.(03 cummins). when i first started i would burn anything left over i found(atf,motor oil,any short bottle of oil i had leftover).now i filter wvo to 2microns through 4 cold filters and blend about 15-20%, buy summer i am going to try 50%. the only trouble i have had was in early jan this year it got into the single digits for 3-4 days and truck waxed a filter(or it fell out of blend).so now i dont blend when temps drop into the single digits. the only other bad luck i had was trying to run syth motor oil(i mistakenly added some to my blend), it smoked really bad and was down on power and bad mpg. i ended up replaceing the sticks(220,000 miles on them anyway), to fix the dirty nozzles. i cut each 4gal(i use only the top 4 gal out of a 4.5 gal cube) wvo-1/2gal rug and about qt kero and use power service.with this blend mpg is down a little over #2 but 4-8gallon of each tank is free wvo, so buy counting only the #2 i burn i can get 26-30mpg per gal #2.
03 cummins 2500,4x4,some mpg mods,25%wvo,240,000 miles now,original IP,+50hp sticks,work truck
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What is RUG?

Postby torontobiofuels » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:19 am

I keep hearing about using RUG but not sure what it is. Sorry it's a Canadian thing>>> :)
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Postby John Galt » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:36 am

Also called ULP. They're acronyms for gasoline.
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thanx

Postby torontobiofuels » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:33 pm

i get it now RUG regular unleaded gasoline....
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Postby SunWizard » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:17 pm

See this in the Beginners section and FAQ:
Vege-speak Abbreviation list
YVORMV - Your veg. oil results may vary.
95 Dodge Cummins 4x4 SVO WVO conversion.
81 Mercedes 300D- stock and happy on V80/D20 blend.
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