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  1. #1
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    Pump and nozzle suitable for oil delivery

    Still trying to stop filling my cars' fuel tanks using stacked up milk crates and 25 litre oil drums...

    I can see a number of automatic nozzles for sale that look like they'll do the job. Here are a few that I like the look of:

    http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=noz075AP

    https://www.oilybits.com/piusi-a60-rapsoil-automatic-bio-fuel-dispensing-nozzle-60-70-lpm.html

    More challenging seems to be the choice of pump. The only one I've seen that looks like it'd really do the job is from Scintex and priced accordingly: https://www.scintex.com.au/products/...v-24v-oil-pump But surely there must exist a Chinese knock-off or some other way of converting a cheap gear pump into one that won't stall when the outlet is blocked? Maybe the nozzle could also include a switch?

    Any suggestions would be welcome!

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    Re: Pump and nozzle suitable for oil delivery

    I store my filtered oil in 20 litre HDPE drums.
    I use a funnel and heft the drum up to pour the oil into the funnel and thus into the fuel tank.
    Because I use a blend, I rinse the funnel out with contaminated diesel (mostly ULP) so it never gets a build up of oxidised oil.
    I have tried pumps and nozzles, but always seemed to have overflows or spillages.
    The 24/12V gear pumps have an oil seal which will leak oil into the motor, causing it to slow and eventually seize up. Mine took 3 years of oil transfer (weekly) before it failed.
    I replaced the oil seal and cleaned the motor and brushes, but it never resumed it's former substantial flow rate.

    ps, I am 70 years old.
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    Current Vehicles in stable:
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    '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
    '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
    '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Pump and nozzle suitable for oil delivery

    I bought something like cheap like this more than 5 years ago when I was making biodiesel.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/220V-OIL...AAAOSweNpf0BJF


    I have been using it to fill my cars with SVO for at least 3 years.
    No problems.
    The pump is on the ground and sucking oil from a 1000lt cube. On/off switch on a post in front of the cube, where the nozzle also hangs- a metre form the tank of the car.
    The only thing is it does not auto cut off.
    BUT, all I do is listen to close to the tank when it is filling with hand on on/off lever and as soon as you hear a gurgle you know it is full. Rarely ever have a spill.
    Jim

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    Re: Pump and nozzle suitable for oil delivery

    That's good to hear. The item you posted the link to actually does have an automatic cut out. And seems a bargain at that price. Only problem is no delivery to WA.

  5. #5
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    Re: Pump and nozzle suitable for oil delivery

    From memory I think the auto cut off did not work, but this one may be different.
    What have they got against WA???

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