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    Hey guys,

    I am using the spoon & torch test....I can get it to smoke with 1 or 2 bubbles (maybe), no cracking at all....Is this water-free enough for my vegistroke?

    It was for my MERC 300D. IP in my 7.3 would costs a bit more......

    Thanks for any help....
    02 F-250 CC Lariat
    32,000 miles on V3 (and climbing)
    all components are stock.

  • #2
    If this is with a teaspoon, I would aim for less water.
    Elvia the HandyMan
    2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
    V3 March 2008

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    • #3
      Elvia,

      Sorry for not clarifying my tools...it is a large laddle type spoon, probably testing 3 teaspoons full of oil in the test....
      02 F-250 CC Lariat
      32,000 miles on V3 (and climbing)
      all components are stock.

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      • #4
        Jed,
        IMO 3 tablespoons is not a representative sample. I use an electric skillet, get it up to 350 then pour in about 2 1/2 cups to fill the bottom of the skillet.
        2000 F250 7.3L
        Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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        • #5
          powerstrokes don't have a conventional Injector pump,thats the best quality for WVO.
          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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          • #6
            ??? greasy what was that about?? in relation to the question, just curious
            Elvia the HandyMan
            2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
            V3 March 2008

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            • #7
              Originally posted by triplemoutdoors View Post
              Jed,
              IMO 3 tablespoons is not a representative sample. I use an electric skillet, get it up to 350 then pour in about 2 1/2 cups to fill the bottom of the skillet.
              That's a lot of oil for a test...I could be wrong, but I think the Frybrid site calls out a few tablespoons. Can't remember.

              I usually go with three or four tablespoons worth.

              Might have to take another look at the Frybrid site though.
              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
                Originally posted by Jed196 View Post
                Hey guys,

                I am using the spoon & torch test....I can get it to smoke with 1 or 2 bubbles (maybe), no cracking at all....Is this water-free enough for my vegistroke?

                It was for my MERC 300D. IP in my 7.3 would costs a bit more......

                Thanks for any help....
                Originally posted by Elvia View Post
                ??? greasy what was that about?? in relation to the question, just curious
                the original poster mentioned in IP in his 7.3...they don't have ah IP.

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                • #9
                  I see it now, I missed it the first time in the question
                  Elvia the HandyMan
                  2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                  V3 March 2008

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                  • #10
                    It was for my MERC 300D. IP in my 7.3 would costs a bit more......

                    I guess I knew that, just use to using IP when refering to my 5cyl engine.

                    Anyhow, Lets say I'm testing 3 teaspoons of oil, covering a 3-4 square inch large spoon, would 2 or 3 small bubbles be exceptable? Ive herd many theories suchas 2 or 3 bubbles per Square inch, and that the oil is good if there is no crack in hte time it takes to smoke regardless of the number of bubbles!?!?.....I' really worried about too much water.
                    02 F-250 CC Lariat
                    32,000 miles on V3 (and climbing)
                    all components are stock.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jed196 View Post
                      It was for my MERC 300D. IP in my 7.3 would costs a bit more......

                      I guess I knew that, just use to using IP when refering to my 5cyl engine.

                      Anyhow, Lets say I'm testing 3 teaspoons of oil, covering a 3-4 square inch large spoon, would 2 or 3 small bubbles be exceptable? Ive herd many theories suchas 2 or 3 bubbles per Square inch, and that the oil is good if there is no crack in hte time it takes to smoke regardless of the number of bubbles!?!?.....I' really worried about too much water.
                      That sound acceptable to me...how big were the bubbles?

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                      • #12
                        The bubbles are really small.....I may be over thinking this....I guess that better than under thinking it.

                        Thanks for the input.
                        02 F-250 CC Lariat
                        32,000 miles on V3 (and climbing)
                        all components are stock.

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                        • #13
                          2-3 tiny bubbles is actually pretty darn good.

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                          • #14
                            Reference to post #1

                            He stated Mercedes IP=Injector Pump was less expensive then PSD,99+ PSD 7.3,6.0,6.4's don't have a injector pump to break.In these applications the Oil is pressurized,and ideally the oil has a pump not the injectors.This was why no-one did a sucessfully kit until jason,you had to get around not having an Injector Pump to turn pressure up on.HEUI is a set pressure,non adjustable.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jed196 View Post
                              Hey guys,

                              I am using the spoon & torch test....I can get it to smoke with 1 or 2 bubbles (maybe), no cracking at all....Is this water-free enough for my vegistroke?

                              It was for my MERC 300D. IP in my 7.3 would costs a bit more......

                              Thanks for any help....

                              I read that differntly greasy...never mind, its a common mistake to say IP when you mean LP.

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