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Old 09-26-2016, 05:56 PM
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Hello all. I was pointed here by a fellow member I met a few months ago. I have just purchased an 89 F350 and plan to fuel it with VO as I have with many other vehicles. I have a bit of a learning curve as to the peculiarities of the non turbo 7.3 idi. I have some experience with VO and have consulted several others to get started with gathering, filtering, and using waste veggie oil. I am looking for some components to put together a budget system for what will be a really clean truck for Farm and work use. It's never cold here which makes life a little easier.

I noticed the F series section of the forum only goes back to 1994. I assume that discussion related to my early idi is covered in this section?

Thanks in advance for any helpful info I have yet to gather here.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:09 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I love the IDI's.

The primary discussion here is about '94-07 Powerstrokes that use the Vegistroke VO system. That said, several of us have done conversions on other engines and would be willing to contribute insight to your conversion.

The Vegistroke design takes advantage of the PSD's deadheaded fuel system. We use check valves and separate electric fuel pumps for diesel and VO. Switching fuels is accomplished by turning pumps on/off instead of using 'conventional' 3-port switching valves.

If you've got a plan or some ideas for your conversion, lay it on us!
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:36 PM
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Thanks for the welcome Jason. I was given a little info about the system details and would prefer not to reinvent the wheel. I have a couple FPHE and some filter assemblies, I do not have a robust pump. My truck has two factory tanks. While I am not crazy about using a stock steel tank for VO, I may consider doing so for simplicity of getting going.

Any suggestions are welcomed. This is a new motor/ fuel system to me.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:41 PM
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I know who you are now. Thought we were getting more spam bots.

Jason is the man! Anything you need to convert your OBS (Old Body Style) will benefit from Jason's expertise.
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While I am not crazy about using a stock steel tank for VO, I may consider doing so for simplicity of getting going.

Any suggestions are welcomed. This is a new motor/ fuel system to me.
I suggest you not consider using a steel tank at all. Never, no way, nadda.


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Old 09-28-2016, 03:11 AM
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Yeah, ask Wyomingowen and Dave what that stock steel tank will look like after putting WVO in it for awhile. The summary is it isn't pretty.

I designed a nearly 40gal tank that replaces the factory rear tank, but some fabrication, cutting and welding is req'd. Dave at Veggie Garage can get you a quote if you're interested.

I have a nice IDI here that I can study and recommend a design for you. I also have a used alum tank/toolbox combo with an alum heat exchanger in it that I could sell.
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:18 AM
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For that matter, I have hydra force 3-port valves and even a couple FRYBRID automatic system controllers on the shelf.

I like Tube In Hose heated fuel lines and recommend running the return to VO tank in TIH as well as the supply. Then, put a 3-port valve at the tank and select return to tank during purge and return to supply line when veggin'. This simplifies plumbing and eliminates the need for FPHE.
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