There is another thread (several pages long) recently discussing WMO as a fuel.
In a nutshell, its not a good idea. It is FAR from a 'clean' fuel and the additives, etc are not designed for combustion - ATF and hydraulic fluid are worse. BUT, just like people who smoke cigarettes while pumping gasoline - it doesn't cause everyone a problem.
The metals are the result of normal wear in an engine. I believe even these particles that are smaller than 10 or 5 microns can eventually damage injectors and cylinder walls/rings, etc. I read a study awhile back that indicated the damage caused in hydraulic systems is primarily caused by particles less than 1 micron.
I too have nearly unlimited resources for WMO. After TONS of reading on the subject, I decided it was a bad idea. I was considering blending w/WVO and burning in my converted truck, btw. Now, I will be using the WMO only to heat my home and shop.
WVO makes a great, clean burning fuel as long as you get it hot enough to properly atomize thru the injectors. In a 'deadheaded' PSD, I think 150*F is a good target and hotter is better.
As far as your GC 'kit' goes, I recommend you remove the copper HE from the tank before you even use it. Replace it w/aluminum or plan to regularly clean chicken-skin (polymerization) from your tank and expect short filter life. Also, add a fuel pressure gauge and fuel temp gauge as minimum gauges. Don't burn VO less than 150* and don't let fuel pressure get below 45 psi under load. Does your 'kit' share pumps and filters for diesel and VO?
For anyone else considering GC - you can collect the identical (and better) components for about 1/4 of what the 'kit' costs. If you could buy the Vegistroke or Frybrid peices, you will have trouble buying them one-at-a-time and saving much if any money. Yeah, the V3 is expensive - but thats what OE quality components are worth. Just my (unsolicited
Choose wisely. Or PLEASE
post pics of the carnage!!!
2001 F-350, DRW, 4x4, XLT Crew Cab, flat bed, 7.3, 6 spd, Dipricol Optix gauges on pillar - EGT, Boost, Fuel Press., HPO Press. - No Muffler, AIH delete, SB Con OFE, AC code injctrs (160cc), T4/S366 turbo. Vegistroke-inspired WVO system w/180,000 trouble-free miles! BTS tunes, 203 t-stat w/billet housing, '07 grill/lites and big, bad front bumper!
2000 Excursion 4x4 Limited - BTS trans and tunes, AIS, Frybrid/V3 SVO conversion 120k VO miles - wrecked 4/13, RIP...
That's 300k miles on SVO between them!
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