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Old 02-20-2007, 03:50 AM   #1
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Best set up?

Hey guys, just got a 1989 Blue Bird tc2000 with a 5.9 cummins. Been on the web for two weeks researching the wvo deal. Got a pretty good grasp on what needs to be done, got prefiltering down, next is the onboard system.

Plan on a 60 gallon tank. What kind of heat exchanger is the best to get, why? Those milti plate brased exchangers have caught my eye, what size is nessessary for 60 gallons. What's the best way to heat the lines.

Avid snowboarder here so winter temps are gonna be a factor. Plan to have a 120 volt plug in heater system for real cold, any advice. Been looking for straight up insulated heater element to wrap entire system, anyone know where to get any?

I got a Racor 1000FG for a filter, can I use a regular lift pump to push the wvo through the filter or get something beefier?

You guys see where I'm going, bassically lookingfor a well done system for a guy with plenty of time and motivation but not much money.
1989 TC 2000; 235,000miles; 5.9 cummins with Alisson 545; Straight veggie burning with onboard filtration. Converting to a Toy Hauler for the summers racing motorcycles.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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My heater is one of the flat plate brazed style you are talking about. I can't remember the exact size in terms of BTU output, but it is designed for for using an outdoor wood boiler to exchange heat for an infloor heating system in a 1500+ sq foot house. I believe it has 26 plates. It will heat the oil to whatever temperature that coolant is at. It has such a high volume of heating capacity that the oil sits in there until it is entirely heated. Very cool and rather inexpensive comparatively speaking. However, I do need to work on heating my tank atleast a little because getting the fuel to that heater is a pain. I have a small electric fuel pump inline at the tank. It is useful for priming the system and for while the tank is cold. I'm pretty sure the engine lift pump overruns this pump once the oil is warm.
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