Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Year: 1995
Coachwork: GMC
Chassis: Rally
Rated Cap: 10
Should I go for it?

Hi, so I have some questions: wondering if it is worth my time to convert my 1995 GMC shortbus, 6.5 diesel engine, to svo/wvo. I have heard that there can be issues with converting this kind of vehicle due to problems with the injection pump. Has anyone converted a GMC diesel vehicle, 1982-2000? Do you happen to know if it will cause any problems that wouldn't come up if I leave it unconverted? Should I go for it? I will be driving a significant distance at least once or twice a year, and it would be great to run it on veggie, but now I am unsure if I should. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

taran_tella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
Bus Crazy
sdwarf36's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Moodus, Ct.
Posts: 1,062
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Champion
Chassis: Ford e-450
Engine: 7.3 Powerstroke
Rated Cap: 14
Re: Should I go for it?

Although the 6.5 isn't the perfect engine for running on veg-it can be done. But the realization of actually making veg make sense is tougher than just geting you motor to run on the stuff.
The questions I bring up to people wanting to do veg:
Do you have a steady source for oil?
Do you have a place to process + store oil? Somewhere that can (oh and trust me WILL) get messy?
Do you have the skills to do the conversion-and the ability to troubleshoot + fix the system if it fails-even if you are out on the road?
For your long trip-how many miles are you going/how much fuel can you hold/ do you have any source on the way/when you get there? Say you got a 40 gal tank and get 10mpg-so you are 400 miles from home when you run out-now what do you do?
How much do you plan on spending on the kit? And all the stuff to process oil? Is this a long term commitment?
Its alot of work to get to the point where its worthwhile to convert-just make sure you think things thru all the way.
Don't make a fuss-just get on the bus!

my bus build
sdwarf36 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.