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Old 09-04-2006, 05:45 PM
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“There are things we know we know”
“There are things that we know that we don’t know”
“Then there are the things that we don’t know that we don’t know”

Almost any question a person could ask about running a diesel on vegetable oil has been address in this forum at some time. By using the search function you may find it. But if you are just starting out you probably don’t know what to search for. You don’t know how much you don’t know yet.

Glossary: http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=227
System Diagrams: http://www.frybrid.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18

Converting the vehicle:
Vegetable fuel tank with heat coil or heated fuel pick-up.
Heated fuel line.
http://www.frybrid.com/hih.htm
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...d+fuel+pick-up
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ated+fuel+line
Heated fuel filter.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...d+fuel+pick-up
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ed+fuel+filter
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ed+fuel+filter
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ed+fuel+filter
Heat exchanger to raise veg. fuel to 160 degrees F. before the injector pump.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...d+fuel+pick-up
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...d+fuel+pick-up
Valves to select fuel source, fuel loop or return to tank, vegetable fuel purge before shut down.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3326
Electrical switches to control the fuel selector valves.
Fuel gauge.
Fuel vacuum gauge.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...t=vacuum+gauge
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...t=vacuum+gauge
Coolant temp gauge.
Fuel temp gauge.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...uel+temp+gauge
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ight=fuel+temp


Gathering & Processing Fuel:
Find a source.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=168
Pump it out, Vacuum it out, carry it out.
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...hlight=tuthill
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ht=fuel+sucker
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ht=fuel+sucker
Settle, heat, settle, heat, filter, heat, settle out the water, test for water, store or use.
http://www.frybrid.com/filtration.htm
http://www.frybrid.com/crackle.htm

Review this page’s links:
http://www.frybrid.com/docs.htm

After reviewing the above you are way ahead of most people who are just getting started. You can now make better decisions on how you want to proceed.
You can purchase a kit custom made for your car from Frybrid.
You can purchase plans that will save A LOT of time and expense from Dana.
You can build a kit from scratch with the knowledge available on this forum.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:46 PM
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The above is my response to all of the threads I see from newbies that are usually titled “I’m new to all of this, please help me!” I did a quick search through the forum to find relevant threads and reference material to help a new comer understand some of the basics.

If you know of any other relevant threads or links to help someone understand the basics please let me know and I will edit the above document.

Thanks,
Greg
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:19 AM
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Very nice. I'm a newb, so this is extremely helpful in gathering info.
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:00 PM
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Forest:
This has been the best site on the internet and this post
will make it even better. I know how much time I have
spent searching the site. I'm sure cris has not had time
to spare to research the information you have compiled.
My hat is off to you.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:17 PM
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Thank you for your kind words. It is exciting to work in a field that has so much opportunity for dramatically pushing the boundaries of what is known.

-Forest

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Thanks for the time gathering the posts!
Now on to reading later......Merry Christmas
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Arrow Centrifuges

This is where I got my start on Centrifugal filtration
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthr...ht=dieselcraft

http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9075

http://spinnerii.com/files/comm_id_1...ay_324x432.jpg

http://www.spinnerii.com/files/comm_...996service.pdf

http://www.frybrid.com/forum/vbpicga...p?do=big&p=386
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:27 PM
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Suppose for this posters sake, this can go here?

Oil analysis ---
http://www.frybrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9291
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:01 AM
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I am a newbie, have spent quite alot of time reading and reading... I have been reading this forum and others for over 1 year. Many here have been very helpful. I have yet to take the plunge into WVO.

The problem I have is that there are soo many ways to skin this WVO cat that it just gets confusing. There seems to be so many good ideas, something looks like it will work well, then you get a slew of replies that raise a question weather the origional idea is actually a good one in the end. There are other ideas started and you do not see a conclusion. There is just alot of info to digest and many options to consider. I have not had good luck with the search option on this site. Not sure why. I eventually find lots of good stuff though.

With that said, I feel very fortunate to consider WVO now as opposed to 2005 or 2006 (I guess) You experienced guys have basically worked out all the bugs, did all the research etc. and probabally spent way more money than any newbie should have to because if a newbie follows instructions based on your trial and error, then we will not have as much of the cost associated with your trial and error. Just assume the one time cost to buy the set-up for a proven system.

I have concluded that my game plan will be to look at the people who have been doing this the longest, have driven the most miles over the most years and try and copy the way they gather, filter and run the WVO. Then follow the same logic when I get a vehicle, follow the install that worked for the people that run that same model / engine in their vehicle. (I think that question was my first or 2nd post here) Maybe other newbies will consider doing the same. I look at the more experienced posters' public profiles and try to see how they process the WVO.
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:31 AM
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A couple other threads worth mentioning::

Everyone wants....


Anyone wanna add anything?


One Tank Myths?
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