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Old 11-24-2010, 01:49 PM
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Looking for WVO burners in the DFW area

Good day.

I've moved from Florida to the DFW area in Texas. I have on occasions run my '95 E300D on a WVO blend.

Realizing that it becomes much colder in north Texas, I was wondering if I'd run into issues when using a WVO blend here?

I would appreciate any contact from respondents in the DFW area, with the possibility of discussing collection and filtering techniques.

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend,

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:25 PM
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I have to start off by stating that I'm not a fan of blending. I've seen some really bad problems caused by blending. But having a proper two tank system is the way to go. And filter/ dewatering your oil will make sure you will have many trouble free years of wvo'ing to come.

I really wouldn't try to blend in North Texas because your looking at some mighty cold weather up in that area. Do check out greasecar.com or http://www.frybrid.com/. I have installed both and find them to be built with high quality parts.

Good luck and be safe.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:31 AM
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
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blending

Blending renders superfluous (in temperate climes) the expensive, invasive, bulky gadget & plumbing clutter and additional stuff to troubleshoot of grafted on systems be they single or two tank.

Professional installers of these systems have a vested interest in attributing WVO issues to blending (a solution that they can't sell) while unbiased diagnoses might instead show any number of other causes or simply show faulty blending practices.

So prior to launching into a full-scale mod of your car consider adapting your blend to the season. From straight diesel in winter to 10% in summer (or better yet even down to 5% Jet A or Kerosene -which ever is available). Diesel/WVO blends have been know to result in the initial separating out of a white, waxy, filter clogging substance. Kerosene appears not to have this problem.

Moreover, Daimler Benz itself recommends (at least for OM617.xxx engines -check your manual for OM606) -up to 50% Kerosene to restore fluidity of Diesel fuel at low temperatures (below 14F). The loss of lubricity inherent to Kerosene is more than amply compensated by the lubricity of vegetable oil, which is superior to that of Diesel's.

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