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Old 05-27-2012, 01:18 PM
grease_racin grease_racin is offline
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The old place I used to frequent is a ghost town and I saw skyskijason is over here now. So this place must be alright! LOL It looks like I may lose my 83 Mercedes with a combination Frybrid / Greasecar system on it. I'm fighting with the insurance company to see what they will really give me for it. Some loser crossed the double solid centerline, crossed a turn only lane and another traffic lane and he didn't make it across my traffic lane. The Mercedes is a total. I also have a 98 cummins with a frybrid v3 system on it. I'm thinking about getting rid of it also. So I'm looking at new systems trying to figure out where I go from here. I was kinda thinking about a 2006 or older Sprinter van. Any thoughts on making a kit for one of those?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:53 PM
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New to biodiesel mostly other than some research. It was always interesting but the fact that there is a 92' 7.3 liter ambulance for sale and also an older model mercedes down the street for sale accelerated my studdying ect. Hope for better mileage at a better price by going diesel. Enviroment too of course and a useable by-product we can use- glycerine soap. Just wrecked my reg van also plays a role. Hope we can get both actually since we both need a vehicle.

Looking forward to learning alot.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:11 PM
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Howdie! Been reading allot about this lately and im HOOKED. Recently married, so we need a second vehicle. Plan on buying a 7.3L crew cab to take the family cross country. But first im gonna find my oil source and get my de-water still sorted out. Thanks for having me, look forward to learning alot !!
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:23 PM
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Howdie! Been reading allot about this lately and im HOOKED. Recently married, so we need a second vehicle. Plan on buying a 7.3L crew cab to take the family cross country. But first im gonna find my oil source and get my de-water still sorted out. Thanks for having me, look forward to learning alot !!
Welcome Philip!

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Old 10-23-2012, 01:18 AM
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Hi all....new guy here....Bruce. Asheville , NC.

Let's see about 7 years ago, did a homemade conversion on an 85 300D. I love it. Over 100K on veggie. The car has 260K on it and it is a cherry. Then a 94 Dodge 2500. Then a 90 300D, and now I have a 2001 7.3 F150 about to get a Vegie Stroke system. I am nervous about the automated part, but I have been told it works.

I am eager to see it in action and drive that huge truck without the diesel fill up costs.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:20 AM
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Hi all....new guy here....Bruce. Asheville , NC.

Let's see about 7 years ago, did a homemade conversion on an 85 300D. I love it. Over 100K on veggie. The car has 260K on it and it is a cherry. Then a 94 Dodge 2500. Then a 90 300D, and now I have a 2001 7.3 F150 about to get a Vegie Stroke system. I am nervous about the automated part, but I have been told it works.

I am eager to see it in action and drive that huge truck without the diesel fill up costs.
Welcome to the forum! I'm about 2hrs away in Blairsville, GA.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:26 PM
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Hi all....new guy here....Bruce. Asheville , NC.

Let's see about 7 years ago, did a homemade conversion on an 85 300D. I love it. Over 100K on veggie. The car has 260K on it and it is a cherry. Then a 94 Dodge 2500. Then a 90 300D, and now I have a 2001 7.3 F150 about to get a Vegie Stroke system. I am nervous about the automated part, but I have been told it works.

I am eager to see it in action and drive that huge truck without the diesel fill up costs.
Welcome! And whoever told you it works is right! Especially the new SSB (brain for the system with a LCD display).
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:23 PM
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Hey everybody,

Thinking about getting back into VO/Bio. I've got a Frybrid kit in my 99.5 VW TDI with ~220k (130-180k on VO) since '08. Alas, I haven't run any VO in well over a year: new job, moved to northern NY (read southern Canada), grease got scarce, new landlord wasn't open to a VO refinery in/outside on his property, new girlfriend and general mid-30's laziness.

I just stumbled on this site over my lunch break, saw some familiar names from Frybrid's forum and am thinking about getting back into VO. But I'm also thinking, my V-wing fighter is getting a little old and finicky, so I may just pull/sell the kit and be happy with my ~45mpg/$4.20/gal.

Anyhoo, just wanted to say hi, before I go cruising the site.

Randy
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:39 AM
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Hi guys,
I've looked around a lot of the forums over the past few years. I live in southern Wisconsin. I've been running 100% WVO in my elsbett converted (not by me) 79' 300TD wagon for 3 years maybe 20K wvo miles so far. I'm buying a truck this weekend and am wondering if the truck I'm looking at it is a good candidate for a DFA system. It is a 2002 F350 7.3L 100K miles w/ mods. I've read enough to know the 7.3 is a good candidate because I used to own an 2000 f250 7.3L but sold it before going through with a conversion. My concern is the fact that the truck has a DP tuner, 2nd stage raptor pump, and a custom exhaust w/ a stack. Am I going to run into problems relating the instructions provided by DFA to accommodate a veg kit? The work was all done by ford, but I don't want a nightmare figuring out what needs to be switched around due to these mods. I already own a frybrid kit, but am likely going to sell it in favor of DFA simply based on peoples customer service experience. Can't wait to read everybody's success stories along with the unfortunate failures.
...Mike...
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:06 AM
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Honestly, I can't foresee any issues with converting that truck based on what you've described.
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