Greasel-Vegetable Oil For Diesel Truck

Pumping veggie oil from 260 GAL. storage tank into diesel truck and 50 gallon drum behind restaurant in Santa Barbara California on 11/01/06. Information on; oil quality, pumping, filtering, valving into injection system, oil heating, environmental exhaust and pumping techniques. Produced by Christopher A, Brown

26 Responses to Greasel-Vegetable Oil For Diesel Truck

  1. Delticola October 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm #

    I do not recommend Golden Rod Filters unless the pump pressure is slight enough to handle the pressure. My golden rod filters got ripped up fast. Probably better for filtering Bio-Diesel rather then vegetable oil.

  2. Delticola October 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    Christopherabrown and Greg: Thanks for posting such a great video, it gave me what I needed to get my system designed and built. Particularly how you rigged up the Pollak hoses. I outsmarted some really experienced mechanics with the idea of re-looping the return of the vegatable oil, learned from you guys. Thanks.

  3. Christopherabrown October 31, 2008 at 1:12 am #

    Delticola, thanks for the info. That could have a significant impact for some people in cooler climes. I think theres a 12v heating pad you can wrap that filter in.

  4. Delticola November 24, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    Yeeha, liquid Gold: Picture this, 2 55 gallon drums, metal. Painted with some Por15 on the inside walls, hi-temp paint on the bottom. Build an iron stand to heat 1 drum, braze a pipe with a brass valve. Heat to 140-180 and drain into filter bags, 50 micron, 25 micro, 1 micron. All 3 bags in one, like one socking over the other. Hang the bags on the end of your pipe, 90 elbow. Paint the drums inside or the rust will make your oil ugly.

  5. Delticola November 24, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    Oh, heat the top drum with a fire. Buy a 300 degree thermometer. One warning, using veg oil in a diesel engine you need to change your engine oil more frequently. Probably about every 2000 miles, contamination of the engine oil with veg oil is a bad bad thing, it happens to all engines.

  6. Delticola November 24, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    The filter bags I’m talking about can be ordered from McMaster Carr, good for 200 degrees to 300 degrees your choice. Much better then centrifuge. I still cannot believe anyone centrifuges oil or I just cannot figure it out….you tell me. I contaminate my tank when I rely only on centrifuge.

  7. Christopherabrown November 24, 2008 at 9:08 am #

    Good ideas. Controlling the heat on a mass of 300 degree scavenged cooking oil is an important thing. If it starts gassing, an explosion is possible. I believe the oil itself can be best used as a heat source which will can be automatically regulated. The gravity filtering is nice an simple but you have to hold the heat and wait, so pumping and filtering might reduce energy “in” for a given energy “out”.

  8. stealthsniper96 December 20, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    hey i’m thinking about doing a wvo conversion. Is that all you do to filter it? I know some people have like de watering and all kinda stuff like that. and just out of curiosity do you still get the black smoke from the exhaust?

  9. Christopherabrown December 20, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    Your prep depends on your oil source.

    If you red the other comments and my replies, most of your Q’s will be answered.

  10. Delticola December 29, 2008 at 2:39 am #

    I don’t get black smoke from my exhaust. I get blue smoke with with Diesel….old engine, 1991 7.3 Ford. When I heat my oil under a fire in a 55 gallon drum I get the water out at the same time. Yesterday I installed my coolie cup contraption for my inline oil filter got some engine coolent in my mouth, tasted terrible.

  11. oskarkarrera April 25, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    the guy seems really nice man

  12. Delticola May 25, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    From Atlanta GA, I’ve driven to Florida 3 times, Texas one, and Canada once. Burned about 1100 gallons of oil so far. Just love it, it’s really fun.

  13. tpump June 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    you guys wouldn’t happen to know where i could get my 7.3L tubro f250 converted in Colorado?

  14. fordboy111591 July 22, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    hey how much does this kit cost my dad has a 99 powerstroke tubro 7.3 and i want to get him a conversion kit or somethin for his birth day where can i get the kit to do it

  15. DrBleck35 August 27, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    Dude. Since this idea caught on, I can’t find grease anywhere. If you want to go green and save him some money buy him some white roof paint.

  16. fordboy111591 August 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    wat does roofin paint have to do with convertin our diesel to bio diesel ?? lol

  17. dkenny September 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    if my other post comes thru…
    I’m not against SVO!!! nto at all. I’m pro biodiesel.. no truck conversion.

    I was just clarifing terms..grease trap vs oil dumspter!! big difference..find a real grease’ll know the difference.

  18. Christopherabrown September 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Yo Kenny,

    Yes, I noticed Greg used the term universally where a “grease trap”, which separates water from grease in a disposal liine is very different from storage.
    I call ’em “grease sumps”. But he’s a surfer and I’m a gear head.

  19. dkenny September 14, 2009 at 12:23 am #

    if you ever smell a grease’ll know there are not the same as the bin you collected grease from.

    either way..using homegrown fuel is better than from foreign sources..I convert mine into biodiesel..its cheaper than converting 4 to run on grease..yes 4..put anotherway..all except for the the motorcycle..a bus, a truck( like yours), a jeep and sailboat.

  20. Delticola October 17, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Do it yourself. Check out what I did with my older 7.3. No real reason it wont work on a powerstroke, but consult a powerstroke expert. Type in 7.3 Diesel Vegetable oil and you’ll see my video.

  21. Delticola October 17, 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    To find grease use your imagination: Cafeterias for schools, universities, bowling alleys, country club golf coarses that have big resturants, small mom and pop chinese places……… helps to be a customer a few times before you ask. I have access to more oil then I can burn but it took me a long time. Also offer to buy it, you can buy used oil from someone at a better rate then they get paid for it……..and you can buy it for 10% the cost of diesel fule or LESS.

  22. flintrox January 28, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    @Drbleck35 Try your mom and pop restraunts. I found out Barbeque restraunts have some to spare. The boston butt grease they dump in with it burns also. Try turkey fry places. Try your food catering services. Try your service stations that have burger and fries. Good luck. I was just trying to help. BARBEQUE places are your best bet

  23. flintrox January 28, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    Good observation, I havent had to pay for it yet. 32,000 miles and I cant tell any difference in performance. I feel sorry for folks who cant find enough used cooking oil. Fat burns good too!!!

  24. chris000089 February 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    what kind of truck?

  25. Christopherabrown February 24, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    It is a dodge

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