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  • Should V1/V2 be upgraded to V3?

    Just wondering if there would be any noticeable benefits from upgrading my v2 to the v3? If there would be benefits, what would be the cost and would any other things have to be swapped out?

  • #2
    I spoke to Jason about this. The price is $750 without a pump, $1000 with a pump. The benefits include the temp switch being relocated from the engine to the V3. Fuel lines and coolant lines need to be changed, but you just plug and play.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by EX ON OIL View Post
      I spoke to Jason about this. The price is $750 without a pump, $1000 with a pump. The benefits include the temp switch being relocated from the engine to the V3. Fuel lines and coolant lines need to be changed, but you just plug and play.
      The temp switch can be relocated easily without an upgrade to the V3 and i didn't have to replce my hoses on the upgrade, i did, although i could have just legthened one coolant line by 18".
      Then theres the whole cool factor about upgrading...i say do it if you can afford it.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies. I know you upgraded CHenry... Could you tell a difference in driving or changeover times?

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        • #5
          Oh, as far as the cool factor... I am leaning the other way. The more V3's are put out, the more unique my little V2 will become. As far as looks goes, I will give it to ya.... The V3 looks like it could come as an option directly from Ford, but my V2, with it "hardware store feel" looks home grown. I tell people its the system's flux capacitor, and that's what makes free fuel possible.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hooter View Post
            Thanks for the replies. I know you upgraded CHenry... Could you tell a difference in driving or changeover times?
            I too had my temp switch under the hood and it was a 180* switch so when i upgraded the 140* temp switch on the V3 gave me faster swithcover...but you can do a temp switch retrofit to the V2 and accomplish the same thing.
            Also its quieter...can't hear it at all - unlike my V2.
            I always say, don't fix it if it aint broke but i was in fact having some issues with my V2 so i was ready to upgrade. My dad still has a V2 and his is working fine since we got the pressure spring issues ironed out finally. So i tell him to keep it but he kinda wants to upgrade as well.
            As far as differences, thats all i really noticed, other than being more reliable - oh and you don't have to purge air out when you change the filter, it does that for you which is nice.
            Its a nicer system.

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            • #7
              I'm loving my V2 more and more each day!!!
              2001 Excursion, V3, TS Chip, Walker BTM.
              2002 F350 Crew, V2, DP Tuner, Walker BTM.

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              • #8
                I'm loving your V2 every day more and more too...
                '02 7.3L Excursion Limited; ~242Kmi total; ~157Kmi on WVO
                Vegistroke V3 (4/09); HIH, Aux Pump, FPHE (11/10); PHP Gryphon custom; 6637;
                WW; Turbomaster; EBPV delete; 4" exhaust; Terminator HPOP; Tru-cool; Evans NPG+;
                ARI triple-disc TC; V/B-code springs; Bilsteins; 30mm sway bar; 190A alternator; F650 dash; etc.

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                • #9
                  V2 vs. V3

                  I've got a V2 with 100,000+ on it and love it love it love it. But I just bought a new truck (well, a 2001 350 with 7.3) and am going to put a V3 on it (and keep the excursion with the V2 as well), so I should have a pretty good feel for the difference. It'll be a couple months 'till I get the new system from Jay and get it installed -- but I'll report back when I do.
                  Vegistroke V2 & V3
                  2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 (V2)
                  2001 F350 7.3 (V3)
                  110,000 miles and counting

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                  • #10
                    I am thinking about the V3 upgrade to my system. My V2 is working great, but once my FASS pump gos out, it will be a costly replacement. Now that the new scorpion pump is being released, I am thinking about upgrading.

                    I preordered a Scorpion pump yesterday, but found out it will not work with the V2 system so i had to cancel my order (what a let down)

                    Do any of you know what it will cost to modify. I saw a cost in this thread from a couple of years ago, but I don't know if that price is still accurate.

                    For those of you that have upgraded, I have a couple of questions?
                    Will I need to rewire anything or will all of my current wiring work?
                    Will the current fuel lines fit or will I need longer lines?
                    As far as coolant lines, I can splice and patch lines to get the correct length

                    Thanks
                    Greg
                    2001 F-250 Lariet, BTS Transmission, Superchips programmer, 300,000 miles (vegistroked @ 95,000 miles). Proud to have the oldest original vegistroke kit (V1/V2 combination)

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                    • #11
                      I also have a v2 in my 2000 powerstroke. I found a complete v3 on Craigslist last year and bought it thinking I would replace my v2 with this new system. Well, now we are selling the powerstroke and getting a cummins and I am going to put a Greasecar system in it and so now I am going to sell the v3 system complete (minus the 90 gallon tank/toolbox that it came with). if you are interested, let me know and we can talk about it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by l.sorenson View Post
                        I also have a v2 in my 2000 powerstroke. I found a complete v3 on Craigslist last year and bought it thinking I would replace my v2 with this new system. Well, now we are selling the powerstroke and getting a cummins and I am going to put a Greasecar system in it and so now I am going to sell the v3 system complete (minus the 90 gallon tank/toolbox that it came with). if you are interested, let me know and we can talk about it
                        Why on earth would anyone knowingly buy a greasecar kit? You are aware of the inadequacies of that system right?
                        Sell your old systems and buy a vegiram when the new and improved vegi ram from BFT.

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