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Old 08-14-2004, 12:33 AM
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adding a lift pump?

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I've got two tanks. One for diesel, one for vegetable oil.
Both fuel lines follow parallel paths, Tank> filter> solenoid valve (selector, where they come together)> lift pump> I.P.

The veggie side has hose on hose heat, and two electric heat elements, not that it is relevant. The diesel side retains the clear pre-filter, again, not relevant.

My question is.... since the veggie is being pulled through a larger filter element with greater resistance than the stock MB filter (veg filter is a racor diesel filter 600 series 2 micron), can I add a small lift pump at my veggie tank to push fuel along the line and add some positive pressure to the veg system without causing any problems to the stock lift pump, which would be down-line of the new lift pump?
new veg-side would be: tank (heated)> new small lift pump (napa?)> heated hose on hose line> racor filter (heated twice)> pollack valve > stock MB lift pump > I.P.
Return is looped into the post pollack/pre lift pump line, when on veggie- return to tank on petrodiesel.

Thanks for the help! I usually ask on the veggie oil forums for stuff like this, but this is more a conceptual question for MB diesels- OH, this is on my 603 in the 87 300SDL.

Thanks!!
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Old 08-14-2004, 01:01 AM
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by djugurba
assumptions:
I've got two tanks. One for diesel, one for vegetable oil.
Both fuel lines follow parallel paths, Tank> filter> solenoid valve (selector, where they come together)> lift pump> I.P.

The veggie side has hose on hose heat, and two electric heat elements, not that it is relevant. The diesel side retains the clear pre-filter, again, not relevant.

My question is.... since the veggie is being pulled through a larger filter element with greater resistance than the stock MB filter (veg filter is a racor diesel filter 600 series 2 micron), can I add a small lift pump at my veggie tank to push fuel along the line and add some positive pressure to the veg system without causing any problems to the stock lift pump, which would be down-line of the new lift pump?
new veg-side would be: tank (heated)> new small lift pump (napa?)> heated hose on hose line> racor filter (heated twice)> pollack valve > stock MB lift pump > I.P.
Return is looped into the post pollack/pre lift pump line, when on veggie- return to tank on petrodiesel.

Thanks for the help! I usually ask on the veggie oil forums for stuff like this, but this is more a conceptual question for MB diesels- OH, this is on my 603 in the 87 300SDL.

Thanks!!
Kevin
If your engine were an OM617, I would say a definite YES, providing that the new pump provides up to around 0.8 Bar fuel pressure.

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