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    you know I cant figure out what it is.. but i dont think its water.. you know the steam looking smoke when you aerate the oil...
    2005 6.0l X
    V3 running 8/6/08
    40gal frame mounted tank

    Live by the grease, die by the grease

  • #2
    Wilson I get the same thing when I fill my tank...don't know what causes it either. If I fill it with the nozzle wide open, it almost looks like the tank is on fire...haha.

    How hot is your oil when you see the steam?
    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marv View Post
      Wilson I get the same thing when I fill my tank...don't know what causes it either. If I fill it with the nozzle wide open, it almost looks like the tank is on fire...haha.

      How hot is your oil when you see the steam?
      I have noticed a tiny puff while filling my tank lately. It has been getting cooler here at night and I just assumed it had to do with warm oil and cool air since I am usually doing it late in the evening or early in the morning while it was still cool outside. Oil temp. typically around 100* or slightly higher.

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      • #4
        You guys heat your oil to transfer it to your tank?
        I pump mine cold from my storage tank into fuel tank.
        Elvia the HandyMan
        2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
        V3 March 2008

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        • #5
          The cooler temps may explain the "smoke" were seeing...it is actually a bit cooler here in the evenings (when I typically fill mine).

          Elvia, I don't heat the oil specifically for transferring it...it's usually still warm from where I heated it and let it cool for seperation. I try to wait 36-48 hours before I run it through the filter. It's still 100-105 degrees usually at that time.
          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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          • #6
            no i don't heat mine when I pump it...

            I just see steam everytime I transfer it. into the truck, or just splashing some in a drum...
            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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            • #7
              a couple of days ago I pumped cold oil in a HOT half full fuel tank and when I pulled the filler hose out it was covered with condensation. I also have a clear plastic hose on the vent and attached to the top of the toolbox I put over the standard tank ( gotta get pics soon but I bought a used diamond tread box on Craig's list and cut the bottom out, slid it over the tank) the vent has a screen on the end to keep critters out too.

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              • #8
                I was actually thinking about condensation in the tank today and I'm sure there is some happening in there. You can always do as Clay suggests and let the truck sit in a position where the drain is at it's lowest point. After a period of hours, just drain a quart or two off and chances are, you'll remove a good portion of the water that will accucmulate over time.

                I have also noticed condensation on the sides of my collection barrel. I imagine this is a result of them dumping the oil while it's still hot, while the outside temps are cool.
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Elvia View Post
                  You guys heat your oil to transfer it to your tank?
                  I pump mine cold from my storage tank into fuel tank.
                  Some of us don't have the luxury of temps always over 50*... lol

                  It was low 30s here a couple days ago. Significantly colder in a couple months.
                  Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                  • #10
                    i think you just have dusty oil

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                    • #11
                      What drain are you guys talking about?
                      -Shawn Collister-
                      -02 F250 7.3 - SSB V3, AC's tuned by Swamps, AIS, 38R, 4" ex, DI tranny
                      -00 F350 7.3 - CC with no back seat
                      -Multiple trailers and a bunch of other junk
                      Straight outta Wimauma

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tampa450 View Post
                        What drain are you guys talking about?
                        It'd be the tank drain. Drivers side, bottom, closest to the cab.
                        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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                        • #13
                          yes, i pulled the plug on the drian, inserted a threaded to barb brass fitting hosed (1/4")out the bottom of the truck bed and put a valve on the hose...tucked it up inside the bed rail support to keep it out of harms way and anytime i want a vegi sample from the tank, i just drain it out...like at the rally last week, we needed something to start a fire with and i said "hey i have something, gove me an empty beer can".

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                          • #14
                            Heres one for ya clay.Last night I was cleaning my B-150 boiler(WVO boiler) and when cleaning with air chuck,I saw what appeared to be smoke,this thing was unplugged and no fuel supply,but it was sitting on my lap,resulting in me almost soiling my undergarments.Turns out it was just "misting",thank goodness,thought this would be a good one for this old thread...greasy
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by greasyX View Post
                              Heres one for ya clay.Last night I was cleaning my B-150 boiler(WVO boiler) and when cleaning with air chuck,I saw what appeared to be smoke,this thing was unplugged and no fuel supply,but it was sitting on my lap,resulting in me almost soiling my undergarments.Turns out it was just "misting",thank goodness,thought this would be a good one for this old thread...greasy
                              Yes i have seen this before also when cleaning out my strainer over the trash barrel using an air hose. A mist of what looked like fog was forming in the air...

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