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Thread: looking at converting my 2002 Landcruiser with 1HZ engine to WVO

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    Re: looking at converting my 2002 Landcruiser with 1HZ engine to WVO

    Series 80 cruisers, have a 10mm fuel line and in my experience, it's adequate to run vo with a push pump installed at the firewall

    Perolin, take out the filter on the fuel line pickup in the main tank, that's probably what's blocking and put a push pump in just where the fuel line comes into the engine bay. Have found draining the tank won't remove the crap out of the tank, as the drain plug sits under the pick up, which sits in an open top box so the crap builds up in there and clogs the pick up. Have a separate switch for the push pump, so if you need to change a filter or have a blocked tank, you can pump fuel through the lines

    I also have an inline throw away filter just before the main filter, which makes it easy to change on the road. You may be better off thinning your vo with dino, as unleaded tends to evaporate when heated and can lead to slowing of the fuel supply, plus unleaded is not designed for diesels, especially using rotary pumps.

    My hdj80 loves vo and have installed a 168lt sub tank, along with 2 20lt jerry cans gives me over 2000klm range on vo. I purge with a 5lt tank in the engine bay and this only uses 1lt to clean the pump out, also switch the return line on which flushes it our fast. When ti stop for the day, switch to the urge tank and the turbo timer switches off after 1min, so all very easy and you know the system is clean of vo. All you have to do next day is startup and switch to vo, by the time the engine is warm you are ready to go.

    On my 12ht cruiser, have replaced the fuel lines with 12mm as it only had 8mm and restricted the flow.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Re: looking at converting my 2002 Landcruiser with 1HZ engine to WVO

    As you can see, there are different ways of achieving the same end. Some require more effort than others, some cost more, some less. some provide additional benefits (eg priming).
    The things we all agree on are that you need to help the flow of oil from the tank to the filter and that the filter should be close to the IP.

    As with many forums, there are a variety of opinions all of which are valid. Decide what suits you best and proceed.

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    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).

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