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Old 03-14-2015, 12:12 PM   #21
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Here is my set up. All on a slider for easy access. Plastic 52 gal. tank-heated pick up-filter heated by a repurposed Ford oil cooler. Tapped into the main fuel line right behind the cab. Tapped the water from the lines formally for the rear heater. A slug of delrin replaces the stock fuel filter on the engine. Both filters are the same+ the biggest I could find. (so I dont have to do any service in the rediculously crampped engine bay! )



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Old 03-14-2015, 08:33 PM   #22
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Wow. What a clean setup. I really like that. Great work!
Never seen that kind of hose before---what is it?
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:34 PM   #23
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Its called push-lock hose. It slides (tightly) over the fittings with no tools-no clamp needed -safe to 250psi. I got fancy with the colored hose-green for veg-yellow for diesel + blue for return.

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Old 03-14-2015, 10:01 PM   #24
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Those hoses intrigue me! I like the fact that you dont need clamps but I wonder--
How do you remove those kinds of hoses if you need to replace or repair something? Do you need to cut the hose?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:27 AM   #25
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If you have to change a fitting for some reason, yes you do have to cut the hose. You'll end up loosing about 3/4" of the length.

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Old 03-15-2015, 07:39 PM   #26
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That is a setup I wanted to start. The whole two five to fifty gallon barrels to filter out the WVO and get rid of the excess water. I've been trying to find electric motors to pump the WVO since I don't like the idea of using a generator or something similar. I've seen a couple setups where the WVO pump is in a storage area and a hole is cut to feed into one of the tanks.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:32 PM   #27
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I'd also like to point out, I think most know this, but I think the simpler the engine the better. I wouldn't convert my Cat 3126b, because it has a fairly complex injection system, injectors are real expensive and are already failure prone. The fuel needs to be filtered to 1 micron or the injectors WILL get clogged. I have heard older motors with mechanical injection don't have as small holes in the injector and are less sensitive to fuel not being as clean. Also, I am not sure how all the electronic sensors on it (intake air temp measuring, boost temp / pressure readings, EGTs, etc) would measure the slightly different fuel, it may throw some measurements out of whack and throw codes and cause it to run weird. Just speculating, but I would think a simpler mechanical engine would be better.

For that reason, it wouldn't be economical for me to do it, I don't think. I don't drive it more than 5k miles per year (will be about 10k this year but still) and I would have way more into the equipment to get that oil absolutely water and debris-free than I would save. If one injector gets trashed, it is $250 for a reman one plus the time and effort it takes me to replace it. $250 is almost 1000 miles worth of fuel for me.

Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of doing so and would love to build a conversion at some point. However, I would need to do it to something I would use more, like a daily driven car, and one that is simpler and less expensive to fix like an old 300d mercedes or something. Which I would have one of if it was easier to find them in a 4 or 5 on the floor!
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:37 PM   #28
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All great info.

I would never own a Cat engine myself. I would sell it and swap in a Cummins if I had to.

But that is just me.

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Old 04-04-2015, 09:02 PM   #29
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All great info.

I would never own a Cat engine myself. I would sell it and swap in a Cummins if I had to.

But that is just me.

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I wouldn't either after owning one. When it works, it works well, but the problem is it never works and relies on a steady stream of $100 bills to keep working
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:15 AM   #30
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@brianernstmusic thanks so much for the good info. My family and another family are looking at a dt466 today in hopes of doing the WVO conversion also. So good to have some info on it from your perspective. I think you've started your dt466 conversion by this point? How's it coming?

We'd reallllly appreciate any videos or pics you can muster.

Also, is the DT466E impossible to convert? We're not sure yet if the bus we're going to look at is electronic or not.

Thanks!
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