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    Vegistroke system working like it should.

    It is 29 below 0 F here today. System switched over and worked fine this morning. The truck was in my garage which is heated to slightly above 32 degrees. Pulled out, let it warm 30 seconds or so and took off. It took about 3 miles to switch over but it did and worked fine. Friday night was our office Christmas party but wasn't quite as cold out maybe single digits below. Truck sat for about 8 hours not plugged in. I started it and let it run for 25 minutes or so and when we came out it had already switched over. I normally wouldn't let it run idling on Vegi like that but I forgot to shut the system off.

    Anyway, just another testament to the great product the guys have designed.
    Last edited by Early99f250; 12-14-2008, 04:21 PM.

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    That is awesome. I haven't been able to test mine in extremes like that yet... amazing.
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Early99f250 View Post
      Vegistroke system working like it should.

      It is 29 below 0 F here today. System switched over and worked fine this morning. The truck was in my garage which is heated to slightly above 0. Pulled out, let it warm 30 seconds or so and took off. It took about 3 miles to switch over but it did and worked fine. Friday night was our office Christmas party but wasn't quite as cold out maybe single digits below. Truck sat for about 8 hours not plugged in. I started it and let it run for 25 minutes or so and when we came out it had already switched over. I normally wouldn't let it run idling on Vegi like that but I forgot to shut the system off.

      Anyway, just another testament to the great product the guys have designed.
      Early,
      Wow, that is amazing. Do you have any additions/modifications to the standard V3? How do you warm fuel in your tank (heated pick-up or heat exchanger)? Garage heated to slightly above 0..... Brrrrrrrrrrrr! - Patrick

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      • #4
        Hi Patrick

        Standard V3 kit (circa spring 2008) all the way including 51 US gallon tank. Not sure if it is heated pick up or heat exchanger as I don't really know the difference. I wrapped the coolant hoses and fuel hose into one bundle from the tank to the V3 and then from the V3 to the engine compartment using the hose wrap supplied with the kit.

        Guy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by lancaster,pa View Post
          Early,
          Wow, that is amazing. Do you have any additions/modifications to the standard V3? How do you warm fuel in your tank (heated pick-up or heat exchanger)? Garage heated to slightly above 0..... Brrrrrrrrrrrr! - Patrick
          Sorry about that. I live in Canada so trying to switch to Fahrenheit as I know most readers live in US. In my original post I slipped up and said garage heated to 0 but that is Celsius. I've now edited to be 32 F. Wouldn't really be much point only heating it to 0 F now would there?

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          • #6
            True story

            3-22-08 maiden trip to CANADA with V3,Quebec City QC -14F,wind chill of -23F(its f*&king cold up there).Plugged in outside Motel,next morning two glow plug cycles wah,wah fired right up.......tried and true with an oval of blue...............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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Early99f250 View Post
              Sorry about that. I live in Canada so trying to switch to Fahrenheit as I know most readers live in US. In my original post I slipped up and said garage heated to 0 but that is Celsius. I've now edited to be 32 F. Wouldn't really be much point only heating it to 0 F now would there?
              Guy,
              32F sounds better. Have any insulation on your tank? - Patrick

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              • #8
                Vegi works cold

                I also will chime in on cold weather. -10 and truck outside had blockheater plugged in ,vegi switched on in 12 minutes of start time. Just went out and started after sitting at work all day no plug in it is -5 right now and vegi switched over in 23 minutes. New member with 4000 miles on system absolutely love it.Tank is not insulated standard install done in Colorado 2007 Ford F-350 V-3 system with 80 gallon tank. There was a post earlier about keeping cubies warm to pour into tank . During Thanksgiving on a long trip through Wyoming I had filled my tank and had 4 cubes of filtered oil left over so I put these against outside of tank in bed of truck. Four days later with temps in the low 30s I got home and poured them in tank they were 55 degrees after driving 400 miles that day.
                Last edited by Marty; 12-14-2008, 08:10 PM.

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                • #9
                  Congrats!! 29 below is a new Vegistroke record. The previous coldeset I was aware of was -20. Shoot I was feeling pretty good today when i took the kids sledding in the Ex and it was a balmy 9 out. :cheers:
                  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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                  • #10
                    We work with a material called corroplast,its plastic coragated sheet(looks like cardboard,but plastic) this is cheap,comes in any color,and is between the grill and radiator in both our grease rigs(my X and wifes CRD libby).this is the best type cold weather mod I ever have done.When I drove truck,ya would see me with cardboard behind winter"flaps",a real"cardboard Cowboy".When my wife started her printing biz I took a liking to this "new" thing.Can be had at any craftstore or sign supplier,or for that matter a old political sign either leave as is or paint.This is my claim to cold weather fame,there it is now save that money from stockings set aside for the"mask" and spend the best $20 you ever have.....................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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                    • #11
                      Patrick

                      No tank insulation. I do have a "TruXedo" brand soft, roll-up tonneau cover over the bed but I wouldn't think that provides very much insulation. Warmer here today. Only 25 below (Fahrenheit).

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                      • #12
                        Greasy - How much of the radiator are you blocking?


                        For some reason it was 54* this morning and I forgot how quickly I switch over with a 4hr block heater and a 10 minute idle... holy crap.

                        Should have waited to pump my oil
                        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                        • #13
                          54* crap, break out the shorts and sunscreen!
                          lol...it was 16* here this morning...thats about as cold as we see here in OK....sometimes dips to single digits a few nights in Jan. but not real often. I also put my cardboard behind the grill last night!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                            I also put my cardboard behind the grill last night!
                            How much are you blocking?
                            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                            • #15
                              3/4 of the grille(except where air intake is)I went with black corroplast,from 10 feet away you can't tell the grille is blocked off.It also bends and trims nice foe custom applications(like sandwiching between grille and grille support"slats" on the wifes Libby).If anyone is running a custom air/intercooler,you can drill holes in this stuff and it won't affect structural strength.............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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