WVO first step

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WVO first step

Postby Joe Leising » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:25 pm

Well, it's official. I'm hugging trees as my would say. I was at a show this past weekend down home (my home town). I had taekn several cubbies of oil with me. Burned dino fuel all weekend to and from as well as hauling tractors. On the trip back home I ran about a 50/50 mix in the tank. Ol' Dodge Cummins seems to run just fine on it so far. I'm going to add more WVO to the tank tomorrow and see what happens. I need to make some improvements to the filtering system, but I think it is going to work. Truck smells different too :D

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Postby Steve Sewell » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:08 pm

Joe, I'm running a 50/50 WVO and dino in a 85 ranger diesel. It just loves it. :) Running 100% in my 855 John deere (the one we loaded your trailer with) . Runs great, just get hungry for a fish dinner when using it. :roll: I'll take it to the 50/50 this winter to help with starting on those 0 days when I need it to move snow. A friend in NC makes it. I got a drum from him this spring and need to go back to see him as it's almost all gone.

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Postby Joe Leising » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:30 pm

I'm probably going to slide to about 75 or 80% veggie oil as soon as I get my filter's figgured out. Plus we are going to be frying more fish at church soon, so my supply will go back up.........
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Joe, Robin, Olin, and Sydney

Ollie's tractor 1955 BG
Syd's tractor 1937 JT
Robin's tractor 1949 UT

And the rest are all mine!!!! '53 ZB, '51 R, '63 100 L&G '47 Ugggly, '53 BF '50 ZA
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Re: WVO first step

Postby Joe Leising » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:51 pm

Well it is just over half way through Lent. I have about 40 cubes of oil in the garage now waiting to settle out and run through the filters. I did score a good tank I think. $20 from Craigslist......Image
85 gallon. Just need some legs for it and I'm good to go.
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Joe, Robin, Olin, and Sydney

Ollie's tractor 1955 BG
Syd's tractor 1937 JT
Robin's tractor 1949 UT

And the rest are all mine!!!! '53 ZB, '51 R, '63 100 L&G '47 Ugggly, '53 BF '50 ZA
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Re: WVO first step

Postby Tony Turner » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:24 am

NIce tank Joe!!! I wish I could find a buy like that :D
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Re: WVO first step

Postby Joe Leising » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:41 pm

Tony,

Check here http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/grd/1079118973.html That's where I got mine. You can see it in the pics. The tanks on the stand might work for you. I can "hold" it for you if you like :D And they aren't kidding about the make an offer pricing.

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The Leising Family

Joe, Robin, Olin, and Sydney

Ollie's tractor 1955 BG
Syd's tractor 1937 JT
Robin's tractor 1949 UT

And the rest are all mine!!!! '53 ZB, '51 R, '63 100 L&G '47 Ugggly, '53 BF '50 ZA
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Re: WVO first step

Postby Tony Turner » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:19 am

bradj wrote:Joe I was just thinking of doing the same think and a google search brought me to your post. You have had this for a year now, how has it worked out? I've heard a couple of horror stories thats all.

Thanks

Brad


Hi Brad,
What kind of horror stories have you heard?? I've been running homemade Bio-Diesel and SVO for several years now with no problems.

BTW! I noticed this is your first post... welcome aboard!

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Re: WVO first step

Postby Joe Leising » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:27 pm

Brad, I have been running the oil for about 2 years. I just got the big tank a year ago. Unfortunately I have had trans and rear end trouble during that time, so it has been a little limited on use. The mighty Cummins does seem to run just fine on the SVO. The only "horror" I have encountered so far is a little hard starting in colder weather. Especially if I don't plug it in. The truck should be back on the road in a week or so, and I look forward to smelling like a fish fry again.

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Joe, Robin, Olin, and Sydney

Ollie's tractor 1955 BG
Syd's tractor 1937 JT
Robin's tractor 1949 UT

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