Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Seven: Find your parts!
We have all the hoses and joiners located, but the rest where oh where can they be?
So hello universe, where do I start looking for the 3 or 6 port solenoid?
where is the fully awesone fuel filter? What about some kind of thermoswitch which will switch the fuel to the oil tank when it is hot enough? A Tank guage so I know when to refill?
Please click the comments link below if you have any ideas!
1. Your new tank looks great. I would suggest that in future, you put the copper outside the tank, in that way, any coolant leakage cannot get into the fuel. (expensive problems)
2. You can get the 6 port motorised Pollak valve from [b]Brown & Watson International[/b], by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices are around $70 plus freight within Australia.
3. I can recommend using a Hose in Hose, with 2 MPa Nylon air hose inside automotive heater hose, using brass compression fittings, Tees and hose barbs. I have a diagram if you wish to make one of these up.
4. Electric heating of the oil will take a lot of power from the engine. Coolant heat is free from this loading.
I presume that your conversion will be a 2 tank conversion using a "start/purge" tank and a "run" tank for the vegoil.
Are you planning on having a return to tank for both source tanks?
There is a potential for vegoil to enter the start/purge tank at changeover when using a 6 port valve. Depending on vehicle usage patterns, this may or may not cause starting problems in cold weather.