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Old 11-19-2006, 09:22 PM
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my grease car

i have recently finished work on a mb300d. I converted it to run on wvo. I cut the top off the stock fuel tank and installed 10' of copper coil to preaheat my fuel using coolant from my water pump.These lines also serve as heaters for my fuel line as it aproaches the engine. I use a 5 gallon race car fuel cell for my deisel tank (wich i rarely use because i have a very efective block heater circulation pump). I have also built a pump from a kerosene pump with a filter and heater. This pump makes it possible for me to fill up any fast food restuarant oil dumpster.I have only put about 8000 miles on this car so far but i have not had any problems.This vehicle already had 280,000 deisel miles when i started work.

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Old 11-20-2006, 01:29 AM
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FYI: Thread moved to Diesel Discussion

My guess is that you live in New Mexico.
Since you posted in ShopForum > General Discussion > Good MB Shops > New Mexico >

Here is the correct location for your diesel posts.

Diesel Discussion
Technical + Open discussion of Diesel Mercedes-Benz

Sounds like a nice system.
Pictures would make many members green with envy.

Have a great day.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:54 AM
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Just to be aware, there is some info that suggests copper reacts with the WVO, I use SS heaters in my systems.

Good luck, let us know how it turns out
1984 Euro 300SDC, (4spd standard)
1986 Toyota Landcruiser Diesel HJ60 5spd X2

Gone but not forgotten (some sold, some stripped)
1983 300 SD, 1985 300 SD, 1983 240D, 1986 300 SDL, 1985 300 SDL, 1983 300 D, 1984 300 D, 1985 300SD, 1987 300 SDL, 1983 300 SD, 1985 300 TD Euro, 1983 380SEC, 1990 300 D, 1987 300D, 1982 300D, 1982 300D, 1994 E420, 1987 300 TD, 1987 300 D, 1984 300 D
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:27 PM
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How are you de-watering your oil?

Ron Schroeder
'85 300 Turbo Diesel 2 tank WVO
'83 300 Turbo Diesel 2 tank WVO
Some former WVO vehicles since ~1980:
'83 Mercedes 240D
'80 Audi 4000D
'83 ISUZU Pup
'70 SAAB 99 with Kubota diesel
'76 Honda Civic with Kubota diesel
'86 Golf
Several diesel generators
All with 2 tank WVO conversion
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