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Old 01-16-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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best veg filter?

i have used the turbo fyner filter sold to me by charlotte energy solutions and was not very pleased. it was also much smaller than i'm used to though if it had better lining that may not make a difference.
it was told to me but company owner that with veggie oil it should last 20-30,000 miles but scarcely lasted 800-900 miles even with good filtering.
Is it me or a defect?
what would be a better choice for my bus. or what might i be doing wrong?
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: best veg filter?

I use a centrifuge, Spinner 2 http://www.dieselproducts.com, a must for on the go filtering and dang good for anything else too. Plus no more buying filters or waiting for settling.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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Re: best veg filter?

no more opinions??
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Re: best veg filter?

Well it's hard to say, all veggier's have different needs. If you have a lot of time to heat and settle that you won't care so much about which filter you have. Sock filters are cheaper $5-$10 but maybe a little messier when changing. Paper element filters work well and sometimes come with water blocking features as a fail safe. These are the more serious type of filters used in high gpm such as heavy eqipment. These often have a settling/sight bowls too in order to see fuel/sediments. Almost twice the price as sock filters to replace though $10-$20 and can range from $30(golden rod) to $300 (Racor). Then there's spin on filters which are good for the on vehicle filter because of its compactness and ease to change. Plus when you store extra filters in your vehicle they're more durable to being shoved around. They're about $10-$20 as well.

I've used them all, and I still like a centifuge. Never replace a filter again and no settling needed. If you don't settle with filters you'll burn through them fast! Plus a centrifuge you can just run for hours on end and can forget about it. A filter has to be monitored to see if it is clogged or not. And can risk contamination if it fails.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:27 AM   #5
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Re: best veg filter?

thanks for reply exact what i was looking for...so does your fuge run as your driving and how do you power it. the only one i've seen other ten that was dieselcraft, twice as expensive for the small one and required a specialized 120V pump.
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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yeah it does run while I drive and it is 120V. I run a generator. i'd imagine that you may be able to run it off an inverter if you have a beefy alternator. it uses a oberdorfer carbonator gear pump. Lots will work. It says to run it at 90 psi but I have a lot of success at 50 psi. I just make sure I run 120F oil when I'm running it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:58 PM   #7
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Re: best veg filter?

I have some questions about the filters dlor suggested.
Do sock filters filter water out? What does the gear pump you mentioned do for the centrifuge?

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P.s. How much was your Spinner 2?
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #8
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Sock filter do not filter water. Any filter that absorbes water will clog fast if you did not dewater it first. That's the benifit of the centrifuge, removes water and particulate. The gear pump moves the veggie at high psi through the centrifuge. It's the veggie pressure that spins the centifuge.
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What gear pump?
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