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Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2017, 02:18 PM
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Views: 1,549
Posted By dragonfly
Water Injection System

I have installed a WIS with plain water on my 1969 C20 and have installed a Perkins 6-388ci, 300 hp diesel engine. Pump is activated above 5 lbs of boost. Does anyone add alcohol and to what ratio?
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,748
Posted By dragonfly
A question to those who heat the oil when CF'n...

A question to those who heat the oil when CF'n the VO. I get 20K plus on a single VO fuel filter. The WVO is settled for about 5 days at ambient temps. The oil is CF'd in my SimpleCF COLD...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,748
Posted By dragonfly
I purchased my SimpleCentrifuge bowl/AC motor...

I purchased my SimpleCentrifuge bowl/AC motor over 10 yrs ago. Don't know how many gals of raw WVO has been CF'd, but it has got to quiet a few. I have tried the heating method, settle for weeks,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,045
Posted By dragonfly
I've been using a ShureFlo diaphragm pump...

I've been using a ShureFlo diaphragm pump #8009-543-236 to pump VO to the engine room for a few yrs now. Costs $80, 12VDC, easy to wire into the electrical system with a lighted toggle switch, Viton...
Forum: Filtration 02-11-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,548
Posted By dragonfly
I'd avoid handling the oil hot/cool while in the...

I'd avoid handling the oil hot/cool while in the restaurant's fryer - liability for spills. Might suggest contacting the manufacturer of the fryer and see if a nozzle is available from them, i.e. the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,522
Posted By dragonfly
A picture of the heater, thermostat control and...

A picture of the heater, thermostat control and blue light indicator.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,522
Posted By dragonfly
I have used my DIY SimpleCentrifuge for the past...

I have used my DIY SimpleCentrifuge for the past 9 yrs. Gravity feed from a 55 poly drum laying on its side to a gate valve set at 1/2 gal/min. As the VO volume goes down, I really don't care about...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,263
Posted By dragonfly
CA Road Tax possible replacement

Read in the San Diego newspaper that the CA legislature is looking for 5000 "volunteers" to follow and record how many miles they drive. The legislature is loosing road tax money because the cars...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By dragonfly
[QUOTE=N2GN2;70187]I haven't had much luck...

[QUOTE=N2GN2;70187]I haven't had much luck removing water with a CF.

What kind of CF are you using? The last time I had my VO checked for water, these are the numbers: RAW 750 ppm, CF'd @120F,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By dragonfly
Thanks for posting a link to this article. Very...

Thanks for posting a link to this article. Very good read for WVO gang as well. Interesting conclusions and what to avoid and add to VO. I'll pass along the article to the Greater San Diego...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
I have a 275 gal. tote full of cold CF'd VO. It...

I have a 275 gal. tote full of cold CF'd VO. It doesn't have a layer of fat at the bottom. Therefore, the fuel can be pumped from the 2" cam lock port. I use a Century 1 hp AC motor mated to a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
The amt of fat captured in the VW diesel fuel...

The amt of fat captured in the VW diesel fuel filter ($6) that I use as a VO filter is not only the part that the fats pass through, i.e. flat plate collector, fuel pump, switching valves and IP. I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
I also have a well heated system that can burn...

I also have a well heated system that can burn the fat. As I have said in previous posts, the VO filter has not replaced in a very long time. I drive my '87 300SDL all over the place and haven't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
Yup! Haven't turned on the heater in over one...

Yup! Haven't turned on the heater in over one year. I pick up WVO from three sources. All three have a quality that varyies from good, poor and really used . I try to clean about 40 gals at one...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
Please explain your statement - 40 gals of raw...

Please explain your statement -
40 gals of raw WVO is dumped into a 60 gal poly cone barrel to settle for a few days. Every few weeks the cone section is drained. I am pleased to see how much...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
FYI.. McMaster Carr Black, Semi-Clear...

FYI..
McMaster Carr

Black, Semi-Clear White 1" #5463K63 $2.86
Forum: Filtration 11-18-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,627
Posted By dragonfly
Clay - nice setup! I use fiberglass window...

Clay - nice setup! I use fiberglass window screen to strain out the very small particles when the restaurant folks pour their WVO into the 55 drum. To frustrate the WVO thieves, I empty the drum...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By dragonfly
Shop around for a mechanic to set up the pumpkin...

Shop around for a mechanic to set up the pumpkin with new R&P gears. Summit or Jegs has plenty of gears to choose from. Easy to pull the axles and pull the R&P. The tricky part is shimming to get...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
I built a 12' x 5' x 8' "wvo cleaning room" (480...

I built a 12' x 5' x 8' "wvo cleaning room" (480 cu ft) in the garage. Installed a 1200 cu ft/min bathroom exhaust and vented to the outside. No residue on the walls nor ceiling from my DYI...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,153
Posted By dragonfly
I have a DYI SimpleFuge. I don't heat the VO, but...

I have a DYI SimpleFuge. I don't heat the VO, but let the oil settle for a few days before cleaning. Suggestion: Run the next batch without heat. Check the bowl after 10 gal. to check for junk...
Forum: 99-03 7.3 09-29-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,167
Posted By dragonfly
What AzDave said. I check unmounted sending...

What AzDave said. I check unmounted sending units by connecting an extra ground wire to the sending unit's mounting plate to a good ground on the trk. In the past, I have found when the sender...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By dragonfly
Check out www.70centsagllon.com for WVO...

Check out www.70centsagllon.com for WVO collection bins. Good tamper proof locks, easy to clean out the bottom of the container. Listed on E-Bay for $359
Forum: Filtration 09-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,627
Posted By dragonfly
MTC- I added a fiberglass window screen over the...

MTC- I added a fiberglass window screen over the top of the expanded metal to keep food out of the oil - very effective and easy to shake out. To slow down the "grease thief", I welded a 4"x4"x3/16"...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By dragonfly
One of my sources puts the WVO in cubbies, two...

One of my sources puts the WVO in cubbies, two others I've put 55 gal steel drums. I use the Fill-Rite 12 VDC pump #1096001-1651 from Northern Tool @ $116. For suction and discharge hoses, and a ...
Forum: 3rd Gen Cummins 03-07 Common Rail 08-26-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,613
Posted By dragonfly
swasenko, IMHO, one way to take the guess work...

swasenko,
IMHO, one way to take the guess work out of the purge cycle is to install a sight glass fuel filter (minus the paper filter cartridge) to the input side of the return solenoid valve. I...
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