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Old 10-20-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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7.3 and Waste Vegetable Oil

Just wondered if anyone has tried setting up their rig for running WVO? Not that it would make any sense on the cost side of things, but let's be honest, thats not what SBMs are all about.

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Old 10-20-2016, 10:24 AM   #2
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I personally would run WVO on any of the newer diesel engines. I'm hesitant to even run bio-diesel. I ran a low percentage bio-diesel one time with my '01 7.3L and I can't put my finger on it, but it did not run as well IMO.


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Old 10-20-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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I remember reading that the 7.3 could handle it if the oil was refined a bit and mixed with regular diesel. Don't put it in the 6.0.
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:14 PM   #4
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I've had friends do both biodiesel and WVO conversions on older diesels, including one 7.3 van to WVO. You need to change out _all_ fuel line. If you miss some, it will eventually break down and clog.

The WVO needs to be filtered, which involves multiple containers and pumps.

The long term report on WVO was that while it worked, having drums of gross stuff sitting around in (a cramped bay area) driveway wasn't wonderful.

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:58 PM   #5
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I have a few friends running wvo in 7.3 without issues. Just need to go with a two tanks system, properly filter your oil and properly operate your system. Mine is almost ready, just need to install my 2nd tank.

I've been running wvo for close to 10 years without issues and will continue to do so!

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