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Old 11-27-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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what kind of tank?

6 months ago, we bought our first bus, a 1989 Thomas built International. We converted the inside, and are working on our veggie conversion. We have an oil source, and I think all the parts, except a clean tank. Not sure if we should get an unleaded tank or diesel tank. the diesel has a return line hole, so I think that will be easier. Any advice?

Also, the heat worked when we bought it, but I can't seem to get it working now. No owner's manual, of coarse. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: what kind of tank?

I went to a boat scrap yard and got a 125 gallon aluminum diesel tank for my WVO conversion for $200. I suggest you stick to either aluminum or plastic due to problems with the oil polymerizing in reaction to steel combined with heat. And yes, the built-in return line is a bonus on the diesel tanks. You might also consider finding a used saddle tank off an 18-wheeler or other large truck, especially if it comes with the mounting straps. That would be the easiest to deal with I think.
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Plastic. 2nd choice-plastic. Aluminum if you get it given to you. I found a used plastic tank out of a boat for about $200.(Paid a bit more than I shoulda--but it was the exact size I needed.)

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Old 12-04-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
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We found the tank!! A 50 gallon aluminum diesel tank with mounting brackets fresh off a semi. Now, we just need to install it and connect the switch valve, the lines to the filter, the lines to and from the engine, heat element on all lines, and our 130 gallon dirty oil tank. Woohoo!!
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