Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Ahhhhh!! The beauty of the V3

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ahhhhh!! The beauty of the V3

    Trying to make it home yesterday before my veg tank ran dry. Ran out of veg but the V3 automatically switched to diesel, smooth as silk. I will try to avoid doing that, but sure is nice to know how easilly the system handles running out of veg. The V3 is awesome. - Patrick

  • #2
    Ah yes, the dreaded emptie vegi tank...bummer.

    Comment


    • #3
      I almost ran out Friday. I measured the tank and had about 1.5 inches left...
      Elvia the HandyMan
      2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
      V3 March 2008

      Comment


      • #4
        First long trip I had to breath deep coming home but we made it with out running out. Just put 40 gallons in this afternoon in anticipation of the next short trip.

        Tanya

        Comment


        • #5
          V3 the only system worth its weight in gold....maybe platinum.

          I recently made a trip to canada (650)miles round trip,on the way back i shut the V3 down(call me paranoid) 1 exit before border.After being asked some of the strangest questions of my life,i was on my way.500 yards after boarder guard and 500 yards until USofA The mighty Greasy X started to shutter and buck.The wife looks at me like want the FU$#,RPMs dropped to about 300rpms.Believe me this,i almost shat my pants.In the back of my mind i remember jason(fordnut74)telling me "the only complete STAND ALONE SYSTEM available for my X",With out hesitation, reached over and hit the manual switch,she took off like a rocket.Hammer down all the way home not knowing what was wrong with my beloved chariot.The next morning i went out to trouble shoot the x,she wouldn't start.This is a 60,000 miles no problems ever truck,what the duece? OEM FUEL PUMP FAILURE.If it wasn't for the good ol V3 I would have had a $$$$$$ 200 mile tow $$$$$$$..thank god the tank was full to the brim when we left,when i refueled the next day she took 34.5 gallons out of 36 gallon tank WOW.I dare not to think had i run out of VEGI with out the option to switch to the stinky stuff.Thank you jason and james for a superior product,and most of all getting my family home.I wouldn't use another kit on my fords, even given to me for free................grease out
          Last edited by greasyX; 08-06-2008, 10:18 PM. Reason: misspelling
          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..............

          Comment


          • #6
            AMEN Brother! Great story. I love it.
            2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
            2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
            veggiegarage.com authorized installer

            RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

            Comment


            • #7
              My story is similar to greasyx. I had a job interview to go to early one morning. Started up the truck and after a brief idle in the driveway started to back up. I was smelling diesel fumes and was thinking somethings wrong when I saw the big puddle of fresh diesel in the driveway. I jumped out of my truck and looked underneath only to see diesel dripping down from the engine compartment. Here I was dressed in a coat and tie with just about enough time to make it to the interview. No time to investigate the problem, especially standing in the heat of the day in a coat and tie, and thats when I recalled the "stand alone system".

              I jumped back in the truck and took off for the freeway racing the motor when ever I could to get heat as fast as I could. Within a short 1.5 miles the system switched to oil and I was not leaving diesel puddles anymore. I prob lost a few gallons of diesel. I had to turn off the air conditioner as the fumes were overbearing. That didn't do me any favors in the apperance catagory upon arrival for the interview. My hair was a mess from the windows being down, I was sweating from the 90+ degree heat, and I smelled like diesel fuel. The interviewer didn't seem interested in my explanation of why I was in the shape I was nor the fact that I had a back up fuel system in my truck that got me to the interview promtly. Didn't get the position..... their loss.

              Took me weeks to get the diesel smell out of the truck and air conditioning system. When I got home I took a look under the hood and found the fuel filter top had come loose and a simple tighting fixed the problem. Having a dual independant fuel system is the cats meow. Just another little situation that had me wearing that "Vegi -Grin" all day long.
              2002 F250 7.3

              If it walks like a duck.....

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by lancaster,pa View Post
                Trying to make it home yesterday before my veg tank ran dry. Ran out of veg but the V3 automatically switched to diesel, smooth as silk. I will try to avoid doing that, but sure is nice to know how easilly the system handles running out of veg. The V3 is awesome. - Patrick
                I would agree the V3 is AWESOME! I have not ran out of vegioil but when it switches from diesel to vegi it is smooth and you would never know if the green light did not come on. Call me a goof ball but when my 60 gallon tank gets half full I top it off.
                2000 F250 7.3L
                Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by triplemoutdoors View Post
                  Call me a goof ball but when my 60 gallon tank gets half full I top it off.
                  I'm the same way, when i get to half a tank i top it off and I always try to get every drop i can in the tank which usually leads to an overfill spill

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Same here I just filled the tank up last week. Just about to the filler neck. then I realized that it would probably come out of the overflow, so I ran a clear plastic hose that ended in a 1 gallon plastic jug to catch anything that came out going around corners and such. I had about 1/4 cup come out over a couple of days. So that wasn't so bad
                    Elvia the HandyMan
                    2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                    V3 March 2008

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I'm actually down to almost 1/4 tank and i am trying to tell myself "thats enough to last another whole week so chill out"! LOL
                      Actually the fuel level sender is off a tad. I stuck a tape measure in the tank last night and the tank being 12 inches tall, had 6 inches of oil still in it but the guage reads 1/4 I can put 20 gallons in the tank and it will never register on the guage.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I'd say that would be a nice safe reserve. Can the sender be adjusted?
                        Elvia the HandyMan
                        2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                        V3 March 2008

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          My fuel pick up and fuel level sender do not go to the bottom of the tank. I think there is a portion of the tank that is not used. Im not sure why it was designed that way.

                          P.S. I have the 51 gallon tank that comes with the kit.
                          Last edited by anii23; 08-08-2008, 06:43 PM.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I don't know how deep mine is, I'll check on the next fill up though
                            Elvia the HandyMan
                            2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                            V3 March 2008

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              depth of sending unit

                              I don't know about new Excursion tank,but mine is a reengineered pontoon boat tank by RDS,good Quality tank ( only 9 inches deep) in cargo area this to has alot of "play" to fuel guage .I believe this is due to the fact it has no baffles,(you dont see many pontoon boats that handle like the Greasy X,(although she is a land yaht). Anyone else have one of these tanks?..........grease out
                              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..............

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X