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Old 11-08-2011, 03:59 PM
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Default Hey all!

I just want to introduce myself to this forum. I've visited here infrequently from time to time but didn't register until today. I decided to do it because of the wealth of knowledge represented by the members here. I'm an electronics engineer, and I converted my 7.3 back in the day when Jason/Fordnut74 was downrange. I like the simplicity of my setup, and the control that I get with just 2 switches, although automatic control is something I didn't pursue further. I went through the trials and tribulations of cobbling the system together and making things fit, but wouldn't likely do that again. I recommended a V3 to a coworker, who bought a 7.3 just to run on grease after seeing my setup. He still hasn't gotten his kit yet, but is quite anxious to get it. I recommended the V3 because he is not much of a wrench turner and certainly not a cowboy type, going his own way on uncharted territory. I only have 40k grease miles on my truck, which is using solenoids for pushing veg oil and diesel when and where needed. Oh, I make veg oil available to those passing through when I have some to spare...

Lastly, I go by HoldOnTight in other WVO forums...

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:18 PM
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:20 AM
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Welcome, and hey, I remember you from some of the other forums.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:51 AM
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:22 PM
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Hello, my name is Devo and I have a 98 E350 7.3L with the Vegistroke kit. It has 105,000 with 50k on vegetable oil. I am the 3rd owner, the previous owner had the kit installed a few years ago. He sold me the van and his filter/pump system. He had been running the van and an old Volvo iirc on vegi oil for years, but lifting 5 gallon jugs was starting to catch up with him and his back. So he kindly passed on his knowledge to me and a new enthusiast was born.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:25 PM
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:33 PM
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:57 PM
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Devo - Great to have you here. Look forward to your input. - Patrick
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:55 PM
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Devo, welcome aboard...........who did you buy your rig from??????glad to see rigs stay in the circle....greasy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. This seems like a really great forum and invaluable resource. I hope to learn a lot more about everything.

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Devo, welcome aboard...........who did you buy your rig from??????glad to see rigs stay in the circle....greasy.
From a man named Jim in San Fransisco. He was an importer and coffee wholesaler if I remember correctly. He told me to google Vegistroke and it would lead me here. He is a super nice guy and took an entire day to show me how things work, went through a filter change with me, and we pumped the last 50 or so gallons of oil into the tank and some jugs after he showed me how his filter/prep system worked.

Got the van and a heavy duty 110v oil pump for the filling station, a portable 12v pump, about 40-50 feet of hose, 6 new vegi oil fuel filters, a couple 5 micron bag filters, a 55 gallon drum with heater, a few gallons of Valvoline, and a couple other things he had for the system. Everything for $6000.

He said the dealership told him it needed a new master cylinder and driver side ball joint. Estimate was $800. I took it to my mechanic and he did both those things plus rear brakes and fixed a fuel line that goes into the top of the motor that was leaking diesel, the line had deteriorated... not an o-ring or anything. He charged me $460 for everything. Saved me so much aggravation and potentially getting in over my head with my modest tool set.

Towed my first trailer with it yesterday, it was unladen but still kind of fun to use the van for its intended purpose instead of just a grocery getter like so many people who own behemoths like this. XD
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