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  • Considering Selling Just the V3 Manifold

    What do you guys think? is there a market for it? We are seriously comtemplating selling only the V3 manifold with pigtails and nothing else for those who don't mindtaking the time to wire and plumb everything themselves, or even attempt to use it on other Vehicles. Yeah or Nay?
    1999 F-350 Lariat 7.3 385,000 miles and counting
    2000 VW Jetta 2.0
    1966 Jeep J-300 with EFI 351W

  • #2
    I think you will be creating chaos for yourself.
    after a customer recieves the manifoold, they will want this or that and they will be calling and asking this or that as far as how to hook this to that.
    Its like buying one shoe instead of the pair.
    Just my opinion.

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    • #3
      Interesting concept but I could see it becoming a nightmare support wise for you guys. A guy trys to save a few bucks and then expects you to walk them through things step by step. On the other hand it would be cool to see what people could come up with in other vehicle applications.

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      • #4
        what would you do about warranty...?

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        • #5
          I say if you have enough demand for it then yes!...why not. Set expectations at time of purchase.

          It would be sold with disclaimer that once opened, you own it. Should get the same warranty as a V3 that's part of a kit.

          If that customer calls for support, then you are only obligated to support the V3 manifold. Connections to and from it are the responsibility of the installer.
          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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          • #6
            I think you would do better with an adaptive kit.For instantance,add seperate universal fuel bowl to be pressurized with a pressure gate solenoid.This would achieve V3 ease for all makes and models.Perhaps similar to vormax but without filtration(v3 would take care of that).This would save alot of phone time,and promote product across all aspects of WVO use...You would keep all pressure sensitive stuff intact,but flow to fuel bowl instead of fuel port on head.This would be the only other thing on market(besides V3) that could be stand alone as well as not detrimental to oem plastic fuel bowls etc.........
            Last edited by greasyX; 09-30-2008, 11:57 AM.
            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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            • #7
              The thing that drew me to the V3 was the fact that the kit was complete. Without the kit it is much less appealing than the competition because of the price. What kind of price are you looking at?
              Last edited by Jack_Toepfer; 09-30-2008, 02:01 PM.
              Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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              • #8
                Good points by all. The V3 would be sold with a very limited amount of support. Of course a diagram that explains how it works and what does what. Oh, and don't worry, we will still a complete system.Maybe I should word that to say "In addition to" our normal system we are thinking about selling a V3 only option.
                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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                • #9
                  Is this mostly for guys and gals with FN74,and V2 setups?Or to expand cliental?There is alot of interest even here in the backwoods of NH.Let me know if it can be adapted for Libby I have a great set-up already except not automatic(V3 on the GreasyX spoils me and I like it that way!!!)...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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                  • #10
                    Just my opinion here Jason, I think it is a good Idea selling the v3 alone.....but only to a Company that will provide it as a kit for other vehicles. Support would be provided by them, not you. This is unless there is a problem with the v3.

                    Similar to what you do with FASS.

                    Good Luck!
                    2001 Excursion, V3, TS Chip, Walker BTM.
                    2002 F350 Crew, V2, DP Tuner, Walker BTM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hawaiian Diesel View Post
                      Just my opinion here Jason, I think it is a good Idea selling the v3 alone.....but only to a Company that will provide it as a kit for other vehicles. Support would be provided by them, not you. This is unless there is a problem with the v3.

                      Similar to what you do with FASS.

                      Good Luck!
                      The man from the island is right.

                      If you sold just the manifold to a distributor and they were responsible for completing the kit for the customer... it could be much more versatile.
                      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                      • #12
                        If you do it, Don't forget the no compete clause on Powerstrokes!
                        2001 Excursion, V3, TS Chip, Walker BTM.
                        2002 F350 Crew, V2, DP Tuner, Walker BTM.

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                        • #13
                          I think it would be a decent idea if all the bases were covered concerning support after the sale and limited liability on DFA's behalf.

                          Hate to see someone in a lawsuit after a sale where someone did something stupid, got hurt and then tried to blame the manufacturer for their own ignorance. Happens everyday though...that's what "feel good legislation" has done for us.

                          Welcome to America....if something bad happens to you while you're here, sue!
                          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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                          • #14
                            I'd buy it. Would it be the block only or could you get a pump wit it?
                            NC State law defines biodiesel as ''any fuel or mixture of fuels derived in whole or in part from agricultural products or animal fats or wastes from these products or fats.''
                            Exemptions from the excise tax.

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                            • #15
                              Jason you should sell your innovations ala cart.

                              There is a huge market for your items. The v3 and the hih alone are trick and can be fitted for most any wvo application. Tons of diy guys that can piece the system but need the "really good parts" Just what you were looking for on your quest. Mind you the 7.3l kit is the original $hit, but in the diesel realm a speck, go big. Not just trucks or even vehicles. Get universal applications sell for generators and marine use. On ebay I have seen the slick universal logic control units for running generators on wvo, they just could not offer any other "good parts". I just bought a $500 universal logic control unit for a wvo on our jetta tdi. Nothing but long wires with no plugs and sensors and a basic digital display, it will do the job, but the looks of the kit are straight out of radio shack. The rest of the tdi kit is ala cart due to the fact that I do not feel any pre made jetta tdi wvo kits are quality.

                              I just remembered, a golf course near by me has a dfa kit in at least one of their excavators. How about mass transit fleet conversions? Hire a marketing persons. Go big! You could cause an industrial shift towards the usage of vo with your ideas marketed properly.
                              2001 F-350 reg cab 4x4 w/35" tires
                              dp-tuned=> 300+rwhp
                              old school vegistroke system w/several updates

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