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Old 09-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Re: My 1998 E-350 shortie

The way to figure out which kit you need is to follow the fuel line from the tank to the engine. If you find an electric fuel pump on the frame then you have the later version. The earlier version has a cam driven fuel pump that is located in the engine valley.

I personally will be going with this system.

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It is not a kit but I believe wvo is something you really need to understand if you are going to use it and not ruin your engine.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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I found a great size + shape plastic tank from an old boat. The less metal you have in the system-the better.
BTW-do you have any oil saved up?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Re: My 1998 E-350 shortie

Not to discourage you, but the days of free oil all over the place are long gone. The $1500? you spend on the conversion would buy (apx) 375 gallons of fuel. Also the space needed for collection + filtering onboard is substatial for a short bus.
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Re: My 1998 E-350 shortie

Guess your in luck then!
1st thing you need to do is start doing a bunch of math-and figuring what your plans are. Miles per trip-how many gallons can i hold-how long will it be to process the next batch to use-etc. See if your plans can equal your capacity.
I could set up a shortie to process 300 gal-there just wouldn't be any room for anything else!
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Guess your in luck then!
1st thing you need to do is start doing a bunch of math-and figuring what your plans are. Miles per trip-how many gallons can i hold-how long will it be to process the next batch to use-etc. See if your plans can equal your capacity.
I could set up a shortie to process 300 gal-there just wouldn't be any room for anything else!
Hey sdwarf36, do you process WVO on the road? If so, how do you dry it (get the water out, that is)?

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Guess your in luck then!
1st thing you need to do is start doing a bunch of math-and figuring what your plans are. Miles per trip-how many gallons can i hold-how long will it be to process the next batch to use-etc. See if your plans can equal your capacity.
I could set up a shortie to process 300 gal-there just wouldn't be any room for anything else!
Hey sdwarf36, do you process WVO on the road? If so, how do you dry it (get the water out, that is)?

Thanks,
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No I do not. My normal trip is 300-500 miles. Easy enuff to do with the 52 gal veggie tank. And since its main use is in summer, if I need to go further, I can dump some veg in the(55 gal) main tank. My longest trip, (1600 miles) I filled both-and brought like 12 cubies with me.
My bus is a weekender-not a full timer.
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