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Old 11-07-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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has anyone converted a brazilian 6.6 to run on svo?
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Re: ford 6.6

Sure have, and Jason (lapeer20m) has as well. I'd be happy to let you know whatever I can along the way if you have questions.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Re: ford 6.6

that new holland Brazilian motor LOVES wvo!

She purrs quietly (well a lot quieter than she does on diesel) on wvo. In the summer i would start and shut her down on veggie and she'd start every time as long as it was above about 50 degrees.

the motor itself suffers from a serious lack of hp, especially in a full size bus with an at545, but she pulls like a freight train all day and all night. Just like the energizer bunny she keeps going and going and going. Had almost 300K on mine when i got rid of it.

She's super easy to prime after you run out of fuel too...and believe me, if you experiment with wvo you'll run out of fuel (or at least the engine will think you did)
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Re: ford 6.6

When you're ready to convert I can help you figure out which lines to cut and which ones not to. I learned through trial and error which I would not recommend to anyone.

As for the leaky line...boy...I don't know what's down there. I don't have any lines running down to the tranny other than the tranny cooler. You aren't, by chance, getting antifreeze into the tranny cooler lines are you? Pull the tranny dipstick and find out. That's something that's better to find out sooner than later!
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Re: ford 6.6

i don't know how close to the trans the lines run, but my 6.6 had an engine coolant filter that obviously had lines running to it. It was accessed underneath and looked just like an oil filter.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:38 PM   #6
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thanx skoolies for the info.I have all the parts & ready to put the system together.I would like to have an idea of your system diagrams. The most important thing at this time is involving the use of the lift pump in the layout.
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Re: ford 6.6

It is too dark today, but I will go out tomorrow and show you where I tapped my feed and return lines in. The feed is easy, but the return is a bit more artsy. My system is currently disconnected, but you will see all the fittings.

Just to get you started...the lift pump is internally part of the injector pump. I tied my feed line in just with a tee at the pipe thread fittings going into the water separator. The return is hacked into the return line coming out of the injector pump. It is the rearmost metal line that comes out of the top of the pump. Pictures to follow...
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thanx again skoolies. I'm new to skoolies .I have a lot of mileage on b100 on cars. Any and all info would be welcome. jvdt@vianet.ca I'm just north of sault st. marie MI.
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just north eh? you in the soo canada, or further north yet?

I could sit and watch boats go up/down on the locks all day long.
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Re: ford 6.6

Ok, it is hard to see in my pictures, but here it goes.

This is the supply line. It tees into the water separator with one valve going to the diesel tank and the other coming from the veggie heat exchanger on the firewall.



In this I'm trying to get a picture of the return line. It is a metal line coming up and out at about a 45* angle on the back of the pump behind where the Bosch tag is. I cut it and have a piece of rubber line coming up that goes to a tee and some valves. One returns to the veggie tank, the other to the diesel tank. You can see the black hose and the clamps in the picture, but you can't REALLY ID location. There was just too much crap in the way and I apologize, but that should give you an idea.

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