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    Mel is having difficulty getting his V3 working. With all of you on this forum in addition to help from DFA, I'm hoping we can get him fixed up. Thanks everyone for the help you may provide.

    A quote from Mel in another thread, "I can't adjust the run time,I get 50 seconds and I can't change it, the timer wheel doesn't do anything!!!"

    You need to make an adjustment to allow you to change the run time. Do this by finding the dip switches on top of the timer card. There will be 4 little white switchers in there that will be labeled 1,2,3,4,. #1 should be off, and 2,3,4 will be on as it came from DFA. You will need to flip #2 to off as well. This changes the timing from 1-60 seconds to 1-60 minutes. Next turn the thumbwheel all the way CCW. Now start testing the run time and move the thumbwheel in extremely small increments until you get close to a minute or whatever you want your setting to be. You do not have to have the vehicle running to do this, only the key on.

    Hope this will help. Please post other problems or questions as you get each item addressed. - Patrick

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    Mel - From a non-technical standpoint:

    1. What number are you calling?
    2. What e-mail address are you using?

    If you've read the thread on the timer card adjustments and it still isn't working, you're going to have to be specific as to what is happening to you.
    http://www.dinofuelalternatives.com/...ht=timer+cards
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jack_Toepfer View Post
      Mel - From a non-technical standpoint:

      1. What number are you calling?
      2. What e-mail address are you using?

      If you've read the thread on the timer card adjustments and it still isn't working, you're going to have to be specific as to what is happening to you.
      http://www.dinofuelalternatives.com/...ht=timer+cards
      Jack,
      Good questions and suggestions there. Thanks for posting!! - Patrick

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      • #4
        According to Jason, Mel has made no effort at all to contact him, no emails, phone messages, nothing. Then he gets on here and acts like a horses ass and bashes DFA and there product.
        Would Mel like to get on here himself and ask questions constructively? If so he will get plenty of help as you all well know.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CHenry View Post
          According to Jason, Mel has made no effort at all to contact him, no emails, phone messages, nothing. Then he gets on here and acts like a horses ass and bashes DFA and there product.
          Would Mel like to get on here himself and ask questions constructively? If so he will get plenty of help as you all well know.

          Ya'll bear with Clay this morning...he's only on cup #4 of his morning coffee. He'll come around in a bit...LOL.

          Just messing with you man! :chuckles:
          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
            I'm actually in a pretty good mood today considering...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CHenry View Post
              I'm actually in a pretty good mood today considering...

              Hey, at least it's not Monday!

              Sorry for the off-topic Patrick...I'll quit ruining your thread now.
              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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              • #8
                Power supply,and the list goes on from there.........

                Might I suggest starting at the battery,check big fuse under hood,then follow back to electric circut boards.After Establishing power,check ALL grounds tied into system(including any chaffed wires).there thats done if that didn,t do anything,check fuel pressures(WVO,and #2)if there isn't enough difference between them,your system will not operate correctly.Is your coolant full,and free of any air?Lastly check your fuel filters and fuel lines for any obstructions(PHO will sometimes cause clogs........good luck..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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                • #9
                  If DFA hasn't heard of this guy... he is either a troll and we ignore him. OR he has a wrong number and e-mail address, and we can just direct him to them.
                  Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                  • #10
                    I have never had a problem getting help from DFA. I have always received a call back and was always amazed at how much time they spent with me and that was back when they were absolutely slammed. In my opinion most issues can be solved here with the help from people on this forum. Lots of well informed helpful people around here. If you are having issues post them up and see if someone can help. If you are a troll like Jack mentioned post some pics cause I wanna see:chuckles:

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HORSEMOVER View Post
                      I have never had a problem getting help from DFA. I have always received a call back and was always amazed at how much time they spent with me and that was back when they were absolutely slammed. In my opinion most issues can be solved here with the help from people on this forum. Lots of well informed helpful people around here. If you are having issues post them up and see if someone can help. If you are a troll like Jack mentioned post some pics cause I wanna see:chuckles:
                      I'll second what Jamie said - I've always been impressed with DFA's customer service. Especially given the size of their staff and the amount of product they are producing/selling.

                      As others have said, I'm sure it's just a matter of working through the bugs, and it'll be up and running.
                      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
                        Mel- Just sent you an email with the adjustment instructions. Definately may want to double check email and phone information. I went back and did a search and the last email I received was dated Dec 7 and mostly concerned with not being able to logon onto the forums. Obviously that got resolved. And could not find any phone messages.

                        For everyone following along, if you don't get a response from us, please keep trying with friendly reminders or follow ups. I get roughly 30-50 emails per day, and 1 email every 6 weeks is pretty easy to overlook among all the rest of the clutter and spam. Not trying to make excuses, just stating it how it is.
                        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
                          Marv, Everyone- Thank you for being proactive and trying to help out! That is the very best intent of these forums and it's GREAT to see people helping out. Thanks again: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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                          • #14
                            e-mail response

                            Today I wrote:
                            Thanks Jason that is when I called and sent an e-mail, about six weeks ago. I will try out the new settings and let you know how it works.
                            I do appreciate you getting back with me
                            Mel



                            ----- Original Message -----
                            From: "Jason Crawford" <[email protected]>
                            To: <[email protected]>
                            Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:19 PM
                            Subject: RE: DINO Fuels Contact Form Submission


                            > Mel- Here are the instructions for the timer card adjustments. For the
                            > record, I last email I received was on Dec 7.
                            >
                            > Jason Crawford
                            > Dino Fuel Alternatives
                            > Inventor of Vegistroke
                            > 1-866-369-5172
                            > [email protected]
                            > www.dinofuelalternatives.com
                            > -----Original Message-----
                            > From: [email protected]]
                            > Sent: None
                            > To: [email protected]
                            > Subject: DINO Fuels Contact Form Submission
                            >
                            >
                            > Contact form submitted on Sun, 07 Dec 2008 17:07:33 -0500
                            >
                            > Name : Mel xxxxxxxxxx
                            > Phone : xxx-xxx-xxx
                            > Email : [email protected]
                            >
                            > Message : I am trying to post to the forum and It appears I am logged in but
                            > every time I try to post I get a log it screen, so I log back in and it
                            > happens all over again, I've tried 4 times, can you or will you help? Thanks
                            > Mel
                            > PS the run timmer wheel does nothing on my v3 circuit board.


                            The above was cut and pasted from an e-mail I got today, and
                            Attached is a word doc on adjusting the dip switches, so Yes I got an answer and I don't mean to be so nasty about it but I asked in a pm for help too, I am in business too, and when I get a call or e-mail, I RETURN IT.
                            Thanks everyone for your help and I will post in a few days how it works out
                            Much appreciative.

                            Swell Mel

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                            • #15
                              Best of Luck Mel.

                              I guess the first time they said you weren't trying to contact them they could have checked their e-mail again... that could have resolved this. On the other hand... you could have re-sent the e-mail.

                              Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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