There is a thread about this do a search. I would imagine a 4BT would run on a 1 tank SVO system but for how long?. I personally have too much respect and too much money in mine to put it at that sort of risk. I imagine the inline pumps more robust for this but the VE pumps are still very capable. I would run a 2 tank system that heated it and switched when warm them back to diesel to flush before switching off. The 6bt run fine on wvo, how well and for how long would depend on which system you go with. Heat & filtering are the key. I think you know this and I cannot answer your question from personal experience on a cummins. I have dabbled with bio but only ran 50/50 and blended svo with pump diesel 20/80. Someone with 1st hand experience will probably jump in. Cold wvo is hard on I/P's and cokes up injectors causing bad spray pattern damaging cylinder walls and unburnt WVO ends up diluting the lube oil. If you are gonna run wvo my advice would be to filter b4 putting in tank and then heat & filter again (finer the better) have 2 totally independent pump/filter/tank systems. I would also keep a closer eye on the lube aswell.here is a link to a svo thread http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380&highlight=biodieselAnyone here run straight vegetable oil in their 4BT? How does it like it?
Go two tank and go cheap esp on these IDI's. I spent 1700 on my PSD with all that name brand crap and 250 on my WVO system and I feel safer and better about my homebrew than I do the expensive stuff. Save yourself 1500 and buy some new shoesThanks for the link Gaza. I'll check it out. I'm hoping someone actually has first-hand experience.
There is a lot of info out there on 1 tank v. 2 tank systems. Elsbett (a German company) makes conversion kits and part of their kit is modified injectors which alter the spray pattern.
It's so people can find the Frito Lay plant.I have been hearing from a shop that's done a few 4BT swaps that some grease comes out of the exhaust holes. Meaning that maybe its not combusting completely? Oil is properly heated, and it is on the 4BTs only. they are used Frito models, so a little confused personally. I don't see how the 6 cyl and 4 cyl could really have much difference.
"Simply' heating VO to 160 is not as easy as adding a heated filter. You'll need a heat exchanger or two or three..........So, say I can get 220gal of SVO for $220. That comes out to $1/gal. I know you simply need to heat SVO to 160-180*F in order for it to run in a diesel. My questions are:
Running an inline filter/heater deal just before the lift pump, wouldn't the oil primed after the lift pump still be cold and un-usable? Or do you rig this joker something further in the fueling system?
If I run WVO is the same heater needed?