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    Hi all

    I (well, really a friend - I am just there to pass the beer occasionally) am in the middle of the installation of my V3 on my truck. On page 5 of the manual it states not to use teflon tape on the threaded fittings for the check valve but to use the LockTite supplied. What about the threaded fittings at the tank and the module. Is there enough LockTite supplied to do them as well? If not what should I use?

    Now that I am bothering you I might as well ask another question. I know smarter minds than mine have designed and refined this system till its perfect so I am not trying to cast doubt on the genius of Jason and James. But has anyone had any problems with the location of the module being wide open under the truck. I do drive on gravel roads a fair amount. Any problems with rocks being kicked up and damaging the module or filter?

    Thanks for your help.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Early99f250 View Post
    Hi all

    I (well, really a friend - I am just there to pass the beer occasionally) am in the middle of the installation of my V3 on my truck. On page 5 of the manual it states not to use teflon tape on the threaded fittings for the check valve but to use the LockTite supplied. What about the threaded fittings at the tank and the module. Is there enough LockTite supplied to do them as well? If not what should I use?
    I used the locktite on the fittings that went into the fuel rail and that is it. I have over 1,000 miles on my vegistroke V3 and no issues. Pass me a cold beer!
    2000 F250 7.3L
    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info.

      We didn't follow the ordering in the manual and so far have installed the tank, the module and the hoses between them. We used teflon tape for the hose fittings on the tank and the module. Will this be a problem or should we just leave them?

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      • #4
        You will be fine. The critica spot is actually at the engine itself. Don't want any debris going through an injector. Further back in the system we have filters to handle anything that my slip by.
        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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        • #5
          Thanks for the info Jason. Glad the forum is up and running so I have somewhere to ask all my stupid newbie questions.

          Have a great weekend everyone.

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          • #6
            I was planing on installing all fuel fittings tomorrow, but only from engine to V3 module. Will I be able to drive or will the air in the lines cause a problem?
            Should I wait until I plumb tank, so I can pump & purge to remove air?
            OR is this just the initial rough idle at startup that I've read about?
            Should I fill the lines with fuel, then connect to "T" to be able to drive?

            EDIT- I think I figured it out, I can hook up all the fuel lines to the V3, then hit manual purge till Diesel comes out the back of the V3 @ return barb, Then crank the engine over & I should be good
            Last edited by captgrady; 08-02-2008, 01:36 AM.
            00' 7.3L Limited EX 4X4, V3 40g tank, Night Vision camera, Icom Ham radio, Urban Survival Vehicle
            Trailer w/90g tank & pump, for collection & trips.

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            • #7
              I also drive on gravel roads some and am thinking about fabricating some kind of guard to shield the V3 from debris and water being thrown up from the road. If you come up with anything, please post. Thanks - Patrick

              Originally posted by Early99f250 View Post
              Hi all

              I (well, really a friend - I am just there to pass the beer occasionally) am in the middle of the installation of my V3 on my truck. On page 5 of the manual it states not to use teflon tape on the threaded fittings for the check valve but to use the LockTite supplied. What about the threaded fittings at the tank and the module. Is there enough LockTite supplied to do them as well? If not what should I use?

              Now that I am bothering you I might as well ask another question. I know smarter minds than mine have designed and refined this system till its perfect so I am not trying to cast doubt on the genius of Jason and James. But has anyone had any problems with the location of the module being wide open under the truck. I do drive on gravel roads a fair amount. Any problems with rocks being kicked up and damaging the module or filter?

              Thanks for your help.

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              • #8
                The only time you might need a skid plate is if you use your truck for rock crawling. That location is better protected than you might think. And besides that, I have done a fair amount of offroading as well during the testing phase and have never broke a thing. In fact none of the systems have ever had anything physically broke from any of our customers!
                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
                  Thanks Jason. That puts my mind at rest. Great to have your experiences at our fingertips. - Patrick

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fordnut74 View Post
                    That location is better protected than you might think. And besides that, I have done a fair amount of offroading as well during the testing phase and have never broke a thing. In fact none of the systems have ever had anything physically broke from any of our customers!
                    Thats good to know!
                    2000 F250 7.3L
                    Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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