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auxiliary fuel tank/waste vegetable oil
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absolutezero273c
• Toledo, OH, USA
• Registered on 4/9/2004
• 81 posts
1 Vehicle
Posted:2/17/2005 07:50
Hadn't seen any posts regarding these topics but thought I would ask.

I was able to locate this information but not much else: http://www.greasel.com/Trucks.html and http://www.greasel.com/Ford-Excursion-Description.htm.

1. Has anyone found a source of auxiliary fuel tanks for the excursion?

2. Has anyone been running waste vegetable oil in their Ex, and if so, how is it working out?

Looking forward to any comments.

2001 Excursion XLT 7.3L 2x4 145K

2001 Flagstaff 829-BHS
edited 2/17/2005 09:17
brianlojeck
• compton, CA, USA
• Registered on 2/8/2005
• 11 posts
Posted:2/17/2005 12:01
I'm actually buying an excursion (once I save up the $ anyway) with the express intent of turning it into a grease-burner. The idea of an Ex taht uses less petrol then the protesters' priuses really makes me happy...

The owner of Greasel.com is an excursion man himself, and he tells me he's done lots of Powerstroke engines including pickups and Ex's.

The 7.3's are easier to do, but they also claim they've hacked out any problems with the 6.0 they had at first (the higher pressure can cause issues, you're not even supposed to run pure bio-diesel through a 6.0 because the pressure makes it polymerize somehow...

I've gotten most of my info just from web surfing and from the discussion boards at
http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x They mostly deal in older cars and shadetree mechanic conversion kits, but the info is still real good...
brianlojeck
• compton, CA, USA
• Registered on 2/8/2005
• 11 posts
Posted:2/23/2005 15:06
There's been a big groundswell of anti-Greasel sentiment on the infopop board lately. apparently their post-sale support sucks if you believe the talk.

There are other sites that sell kits, and if you find a thread on infopop called "Don't buy Greasel!" it'll tell you where to get the individual components..

There was also an interesting new thread where it was pointed out that fresh, unused oil actually gums up an engine WORSE then filtered, used frier oil. apparently the heat removes some of the gunkier components.
absolutezero273c
• Toledo, OH, USA
• Registered on 4/9/2004
• 81 posts
1 Vehicle
Posted:2/24/2005 07:29
I myself would be just as happy to buy the parts individually. My biggest concern was finding a tank that would fit within the frame rails.

Regarding the vegetable oil, according to these sites, it all depends upon the type of oil you run:

http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_svo.html

http://www.diesel-therm.com/veggie-kit.htm

2001 Excursion XLT 7.3L 2x4 145K

2001 Flagstaff 829-BHS
brianlojeck
• compton, CA, USA
• Registered on 2/8/2005
• 11 posts
Posted:2/24/2005 12:57

it's still very much a garage-mod, with a lot of at-home engineers doing the work, so there are a lot of sites that all contradict each other.

Heating the oil to 160F seems to be enough to get it to work properly in a DI engine and prevent coking, provided you use well-filtered waste oil. Fresh or cold oil still apparently cause problems from clogged filters to engine coking.

I've got a couple years before I get my X anyway, so i'm hoping by then there is some kind of knowledge-base of good information on the subject. For now, you pretty much have to choose who to believe, and hope they are right...
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