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by wvofedpup
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Alternative Fuels Roll Call
Replies: 41
Views: 6161

Re: Alternative Fuels Roll Call

Ive got an 85 , started running wvo at 380,000 miles, now over 418,000. Running a two tank setup built from a mercedes 300d fuel tank, a 16 plate flat heat exchanger and frybrid style valves. One of the valves finnaly gave out on me so i guess im going to see whats new on the market since i built th...
by wvofedpup
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: starting truck without glowplugs
Replies: 12
Views: 953

Re: starting truck without glowplugs

If you must use starting fluid, which we all know can be a huge problem ive found that having someone crank the engine and then just spraying the can across the air intake path (not into the intake) will do the trick and not cause it to kick back/knock. Again though, use at your own risk.
by wvofedpup
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Isuzu 2.2 engine fan replacement options
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Isuzu 2.2 engine fan replacement options

autozone sells a very reliable adjustable auto temp fan switch for 19.99 used one for years without issue.
by wvofedpup
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: C223T FUEL INJECTION PUMP LEAKING
Replies: 21
Views: 3956

Re: C223T FUEL INJECTION PUMP LEAKING

I had mine rebuilt at a local shop here in Austin, Triplet diesel injection, and it cost me 430. 375k on the clock when it was done and the guy said it looked brand new inside. 416k on it now and not an issue yet, running 25k of that on wvo. I can confirm that these are easy to get parts for. While ...
by wvofedpup
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: What's the most weight you've moved with an Isuzu diesel?
Replies: 60
Views: 10958

Re: What's the most weight you've moved with an Isuzu diesel?

I use mine to pull trailers all the time, 2wd longbed 416k miles runnin wvo. Ive pulled my 24ft roll back car trailer to houston so a friend could borrow it. Did fine, 75 mph, only thing is youve got to remember that the trailer is about twice as wide as the little truck. Have hauled 4000+ plus load...
by wvofedpup
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: can I make my 2wd a 4wd
Replies: 11
Views: 1178

Re: can I make my 2wd a 4wd

Easiest thing would be to find the right transmission and transfer case, and get a solid front axle from a toyota or other small vehicle, maybe even a jeep, and do a leaf spring front suspension. Ive been looking at converting mine, and come down to the fact that Its just alot of work to end up with...
by wvofedpup
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Woohoo, 400,000!
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Woohoo, 400,000!

I saw this as I was sitting in my drivers seat last night on the way home.... 400k.jpg 1985 IP rebuilt at 374k, ran perfect, low sulfer fuel ate the seals in the side of the pump. Only other thing changed in previous owners 20 years was a waterpump and brake pads and two clutches. And its spent the ...
by wvofedpup
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Preheating fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 2326

Re: Preheating fuel

I wouldnt do it. fuel is what lubricates the injector pump, and thats why it returns to the tank, to keep it from thinning out. You heat the veg oil to get the viscosity down to where it will flow good, albiet not as thin as diesel, even at 180 degrees. Gas engines do not use fuel to lubricate an ex...
by wvofedpup
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: wvo
Replies: 14
Views: 2483

Re: wvo

Yes, you probably could, but the cheapest easiest way to heat it is with a kaori flat plate heat exchanger, the 89 dollar ones on ebaymotors work fine for alot of vehicles in nice weather. Ive sucessfully converted a bus with one just to see what we could get away with, and it works just fine. two t...
by wvofedpup
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Other Diesel
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Other Diesel

After owning 6 and working on many more, if it isnt a 79-85 turbo diesel, its going to be alot of money and time. The engines last a long time, but its been my experience that everything else on the cars starts to wear out around 250k miles, fixable, but mercedes are a pain to work on vs alot of oth...
by wvofedpup
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: little tricks for better mileage or torque
Replies: 79
Views: 9102

Re: little tricks for better mileage or torque

did anyone read the science magazine article about a year ago? its killing me right now to not have taken it from the dentists office. They took an F150, put it in a wind tunnel, and tested the mpg with the gate up, down, a net, and with a toneau cover. With the gate up they averaged 16 i believe, w...
by wvofedpup
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: E-ram (cheap boost) maybe
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: E-ram (cheap boost) maybe

google around, this has been disproved plenty of times.
look at how big a supercharger is, then look at one of these.
go here, has a good writeup on em.
http://www.vintagebus.com/howto/e-ram/
by wvofedpup
Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Hello board
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Hello board

Well, after ruffling a few feathers in the forsale section i'll say hello. First off, thanks for not locking the thread just cuz I dont share the point of view. good moderators. Ive got an 85 pup 2.2 5 speed long bed. 385000 miles and driven about 900-1000 a week. I just picked it up in june and hav...

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