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  • V3 on my 97 Running like a sewing machine in -12 temps!

    Just an update the install is complete, :cheers:running great pictures are included, cold weather mods are on also, I have lot's of ideas. Let me know what you think. Feel free to contact me. Still looking for Alaska trucks already with the Dino system. Looking to follow up & share info. Enjoy.
    Last edited by AK-greaseguy; 12-11-2009, 03:31 PM.

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    More pictures from Alaska

    will post engine pictures in a few days. Enjoy!
    Last edited by AK-greaseguy; 12-11-2009, 03:31 PM.

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    • #3
      Nice guard. I haven't made mine yet...
      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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      • #4
        whats the MSD fuel mod?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AK-greaseguy View Post
          Just an update the install is complete, :cheers:running great pictures are included, cold weather mods are on also, I have lot's of ideas. Let me know what you think. Feel free to contact me. Still looking for Alaska trucks already with the Dino system. Looking to follow up & share info. Enjoy.
          What is the black covering on your tank? - Patrick

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          • #6
            AK - How do you have that guard fastened? - Patrick

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            • #7
              Some answers

              Hello sorry been doing that thing called work!!

              The MSD is the fuel pump that replaced the mechanical setup. Along with the FPR fuel pressure regulator. :chuckles:

              The tank I Armor coated it. Linex! It doesn't sweat like the smooth aluminum.

              On my V3 guard it's .100 aluminum. The Lock nuts that attach from the Rubber Mounts works. I get two exposed threads from my lock nut. FAA certified I call it.

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              • #8
                Update on cold!!! weather ops

                Well it's been -23F for a couple of days, my system is operating from a garage with a temps of 40 to 45F. Pull out and in approx 4 to 5 miles switching to grease!! Very , very pleased with it. After running 75 to 100 miles a day in these temps it's running well. I believe that the cold weather items (hoses wrapped forward of V3 manifold & the skid plate, I also run a cold weather front) after I get to work I can barely put my hand on the filter & on the tank fittings; so the plate seems to be blocking the direct cold. I'm running the stock thermostat also. I'll keep all updated with any other developments.

                Staying warm in ALASKA!

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                • #9
                  Sweet.

                  I have to imagine that shield/guard plays a role. I know my pump, filter and entire manifold are getting blasted with slush all the way to work... and temps stay up the entire time.
                  Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AK-greaseguy View Post
                    Well it's been -23F for a couple of days, my system is operating from a garage with a temps of 40 to 45F. Pull out and in approx 4 to 5 miles switching to grease!! Very , very pleased with it. After running 75 to 100 miles a day in these temps it's running well. I believe that the cold weather items (hoses wrapped forward of V3 manifold & the skid plate, I also run a cold weather front) after I get to work I can barely put my hand on the filter & on the tank fittings; so the plate seems to be blocking the direct cold. I'm running the stock thermostat also. I'll keep all updated with any other developments.

                    Staying warm in ALASKA!
                    AK,
                    Great to hear about your mods and successes in extreme cold. I too have wrapped forward of the V3 and believe it is important to maintain the heat the whole way to the engine. Also considering the guard especially after looking at yours. Thanks, great info re operating in extreme cold. Keep em commin. - Patrick

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                    • #11
                      Alaska update!

                      Things are running great. NO issues. Getting right at 1200 miles to a tank of #2. Temps have been -5 to 10 degrees. Also diesel prices are $3.34

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                      • #12
                        AK, good thread, good pics and a very nice looking setup you have there. Glad to hear the V3 is treating you so well in those cold, cold temps.

                        I need to build one of those guards for mine...sure would help keep the road grime off of it!
                        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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                        • #13
                          Can you send me pics? Or re uploud ? I've just got my 96' with a brand new engine and the V3 installed, having a few issues, So would love to get a visual and ideas

                          Aloha from Hawaii
                          -Patch

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