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    Hey all

    I'm new to the DFA group. I am wating for my kit to arrive for my 02 250. Are any of you using the filtering system detailed on the DFA website. I really like that round air filter in th 5 gallon bucket deal. I look forward to picking all of your brains in the future.

    thanks
    02 F-250 CC Lariat
    32,000 miles on V3 (and climbing)
    all components are stock.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Jed196 View Post
    Hey all

    I'm new to the DFA group. I am wating for my kit to arrive for my 02 250. Are any of you using the filtering system detailed on the DFA website. I really like that round air filter in th 5 gallon bucket deal. I look forward to picking all of your brains in the future.

    thanks
    Welcome Jed!

    Actually i have not even seen the DFA filter design...lol...guess i had better go look.

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    • #3
      Jed,

      Nice to have you with us. - Patrick

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lancaster,pa View Post
        Jed,

        Nice to have you with us. - Patrick
        it works... there are many ways to skin that cat. for me I use filter bags... 25mic for first pass then 5 and 1.
        2005 6.0l X
        V3 running 8/6/08
        40gal frame mounted tank

        Live by the grease, die by the grease

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        • #5
          Go for the gusto!

          I have done jeans,then bags50,25,5.I have done cartridge with and with-out pressure.By far my best experience Is the centrifuge,Its pricey,but hell If you bought a Vegistroke,we know you want the best!!Small centrifuge $299.99(no pump,you do the engineering),Complete system108 gallons a hour(55 gallons twice)$1300+-.I bought a Fryer to Fuel OC 50 Dieselcraft unit(complete with nozzle,and transfer pump),very happy,more time with my family(happy wife,Happy Life)........Good Luck and welcome aboard..............grease out
          2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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          • #6
            Here Here Greasy X
            I agree completely. I too have run the course from jeans, bags and cartridge filters. then to the centrifuge. Much cleaner. Just set it and go. I used to set and watch it while it ran to make sure nothing happened. But now, I set it and let it run for 18 hours at a time.
            Elvia the HandyMan
            2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
            V3 March 2008

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            • #7
              I used that design for a while, and it will work. It is meant to be simple, and cheap, and can usually be built for next to nothing if you can weld. I found it worked better if you removed the top part of the heating barrel. With the top on, I got a lot of condensation inside the barrel. Also with the DFA design, you will need to order a case of Donaldson filters, which I believe are about $12-$13 each. If you only run the oil one pass through the filter in the bucket, you will plug the Donaldson in short order. I use the filter bags now and usually get a good few hundred gallons through one. You will have to buy the housing for it, but it will pay for itself rather quickly

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              • #8
                Jed,
                We're glad to have you here. I use the HWH & Filter design on the frybird site. Good luck.
                2000 F250 7.3L
                Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                • #9
                  Another vote for the HWH and 5 micron, bag style, canister type filter. Same setup as Frybrid and Clay.

                  Worked good so far.
                  Greasin & Grinin
                  Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                  2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                  2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                  2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Marv View Post
                    Another vote for the HWH and 5 micron, bag style, canister type filter. Same setup as Frybrid and Clay.

                    Worked good so far.
                    I use the 1 micron filter bag but my oil is very clean.
                    2000 F250 7.3L
                    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by triplemoutdoors View Post
                      I use the 1 micron filter bag but my oil is very clean.
                      Triple, how long are those 1 micron bags lasting for you?
                      Greasin & Grinin
                      Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                      2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                      2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                      2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                      • #12
                        Hey all!! That "DFA design" filtering setup works quite well when done right. I even know the guy who came up with it. As hooter said it is designed to be simple, effective and cheap. How many of you would like a filtering system that only has 1 valve, is almost fully automatic, and can process nearly 40 gallons a day with about 10 minutes of your time and has only one hose?

                        That is what the setup is designed for. I currently use the centrifuge and honestly can not wait until I revise my old setup a bit and go back to it. Just so bloody easy. Instead of a hot water heate element I know use a barrel heater wrap. and have already been tinkering with making the setup more compact, with easier to change filters that are cheaper, and of course offering it as a "Turn Key" setup.

                        Should I also mention that at my house I have a fuel station type setup? Coming out of my 175gallon clean oil holding tank I have a harbor freight 1" water pump connected to the bottom of the poly tank that outlets to a pvc pipe wehre I have a home watering system pressure valve connected that controls the pump power. That then continues underground(wrapped in heater wrap) to a Diesel fueling hose and nozzle. I pull up in my truck, Grab the filler nozzle and squeeze the trigger. That relases the pressure in the line causing the pressure switch to activate the pump and fill'er up!! Once full, I simply let off the trigger, line pressure builds and shuts off the pump. I replace the hose and nozzle, neglect to pay anything at all, and drive away!! This is something that can EASILY be done cheap and with basic hardware store stuff. I will have more on this later and hope to offer it for sale in a kit in the very near future, if anyone is interested in nice easy ways to do this stuff
                        1999 F-350 Lariat 7.3 385,000 miles and counting
                        2000 VW Jetta 2.0
                        1966 Jeep J-300 with EFI 351W

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marv View Post
                          Triple, how long are those 1 micron bags lasting for you?
                          Marv,

                          I have ran over 500 gallons through it and have not changed it yet. I have really clean oil so I don't expect to have to change it that often.
                          2000 F250 7.3L
                          Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fordnut74 View Post
                            Hey all!! That "DFA design" filtering setup works quite well when done right. I even know the guy who came up with it. As hooter said it is designed to be simple, effective and cheap. How many of you would like a filtering system that only has 1 valve, is almost fully automatic, and can process nearly 40 gallons a day with about 10 minutes of your time and has only one hose?

                            That is what the setup is designed for. I currently use the centrifuge and honestly can not wait until I revise my old setup a bit and go back to it. Just so bloody easy. Instead of a hot water heate element I know use a barrel heater wrap. and have already been tinkering with making the setup more compact, with easier to change filters that are cheaper, and of course offering it as a "Turn Key" setup.

                            Should I also mention that at my house I have a fuel station type setup? Coming out of my 175gallon clean oil holding tank I have a harbor freight 1" water pump connected to the bottom of the poly tank that outlets to a pvc pipe wehre I have a home watering system pressure valve connected that controls the pump power. That then continues underground(wrapped in heater wrap) to a Diesel fueling hose and nozzle. I pull up in my truck, Grab the filler nozzle and squeeze the trigger. That relases the pressure in the line causing the pressure switch to activate the pump and fill'er up!! Once full, I simply let off the trigger, line pressure builds and shuts off the pump. I replace the hose and nozzle, neglect to pay anything at all, and drive away!! This is something that can EASILY be done cheap and with basic hardware store stuff. I will have more on this later and hope to offer it for sale in a kit in the very near future, if anyone is interested in nice easy ways to do this stuff
                            Very cool idea. I too just added a 300 gal. tote for clean oil storage and a 1" norhtern tool pump. i used a switch inline with the cord and plumbed in a bypass hose so when i release the trigger, the pressure routes through the bypass and loops back to the inlet hose. I never thought about a pressure switch to turn it on and off. Damit, back to lowes again.

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                            • #15
                              Can I have some more details about this NT 1" pump? I have the catalog at home, and I was looking at it last night... which pump is it?

                              I'm in Buffalo... will this pump work with cold oil or no? Will anything work with cold oil?
                              Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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