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Old 07-27-2008, 04:23 PM   #11
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Re: dt466 two tank questions

I have bulb from napa that is installed about a foot from the tank since it only pushes fluid once primed. It doesnt have much intake pressure on its own so placing it close to the tank in an easy to reach location is key. I primed mine with about four squeezes of the bulb, prime stock pump, crank, and repeat once more and the sputters turned into smooth flow. This was without bleeding the air, just pushing it through by cranking. This really did not take too much cranking and was surprisingly easy.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:45 PM   #12
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I too have an International DT466 (circa 1979) about to take on a new veggie tank and have been trying to find what pump works best in this case. I don't know all the aspects to look out for (for example, the possible gear driven diaphragm lift pump).

I just want the appropriate flow rate, psi, and moxie to move veggie...my non-knowledge worries me. Any suggestions for an aux pump that fits the bill?

Much thanks!
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:10 PM   #13
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My dt466 is an 86 so i'm not sure the pumps would be the same but would guess it is. My system took a fass auxillary fuel pump that self regulated the pressure of the flow rate at around 16/17. If your not confident just ask a good diesel mechanic how much pressure you need to maintain for your ip. Agood way is to find the local school bus yard and go ask. In my experience they have been very happy to shed light in the dark areas of my inexpertise. You might also try asking a tech through e-mail at one of the bigger veggie oil conversion companies for their intrest is to help. As far as i am aware there is some sort of spring that regulates the pressure. Good luck and let me know if i can help in any way my system has 4000 miles on it and has been flawless from day one. I love it and trust it to go anywhere in just about any weather. We live at 10,000 ft above sea-level in the rockies so 5 to 10 below zero and beyond is in normal operational range.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:57 AM   #14
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The dark areas of inexpertise. Tell me about it. I'm scared to death about the first time I flip the switch to veggie on my system.

Speaking of the system, at it's heart is Frybrid's kit, which has (hopefully) well-placed confidence. The FASS pumps have been very appealing lately, and thanks for the hot lead. My question is where did you locate it in the chain of components? I've heard that they don't pull as much as push, so they would need to be before the filters and centrifuge. If that were the case, the poor pump wouldn't be dealing with the nice hot refined oil.

If you stuck it near the end of the chain, next to the IP, has it been able to draw enough?
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #15
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well, my pump is located after tank and heated filter only about a foot away, with about two feet between it and my fuel selector switch. The fuel line then continues for about 6 feet until it reaches the ip. All of this has the coolant hoses wrapped tightly around it except for maybe 10 inches of line. My tank also has an aluminum coolant line in the bottom which brings my wvo to around 100 degrees in about a halfmile to a mile of drive-time. Since i have a 12 volt heated filter on my tank the pump sucks nice hot wvo from start to finish. So to be clear it rolls like this -coolant heated tank..to heated filter..to fass pump..toport selector.. to ip. My lines also loop over my tranny and i assume this is keeping them warm from the outside as well. As for the fear associated with making the jump from petroleum to wvo, I drove mine around until hot and then parked it in the yard maintained about a 10,000 rpm revved idle(the big red button)and switched it over. After about a minute it sputtered and black exhaust changed to white. I now know that when I'm cruising down the highway there is enough suck to pull it through smooth enough that I can't even detect it other than a odor change. Mine is also wired so all I have to do is start engine, flick heated filter swtch, drive a mile and flick port switch. Everything is fairly concealed under body-work except for the tank and filter which are built into a trunk shaped cabinet (complete with huge ominous dog to deter any curiosity). Unless you were skooled in the art of veg skoolie you wouldn't know what was up. Making the jump to veg is the greatest feeling next to the feeling you get whenever you pass a gasoline slavery pump and aren't given the opportunity to take part in an impulse buy at the station. Good luck and lets hear how it goes yo!
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:45 PM   #16
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There are many different types of pumps and they are usually specific to be pullers or pushers, also the filters are designed in the same way some are pushers and some are pullers. Waddup J
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #17
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sorry its off topic but did you ever get anywhere with that diesel (veg) motorcycle idea i read you were thinking on? On a nother note I've been cruising for a vw rabbit truck. some pretty good deals out there yo!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:55 PM   #18
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Yeah anyone looking to install an aux pump make sure you know if your stock lift pump is 12v or gear driven. If it's gear driven you have the risk of pushing veggie into your crankcase oil. If it's 12v then yes a FASS pump is a good way to go to insure good pressure at the IP. It's always a good idea to place pressure and vacuum gauges in your system to know if what's goin on. Either pump failure or filter clogging.
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