I have for sale a 1999 Ford F250 4x4 Super Duty Long Bed V8 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel, Supercab, with a camper shell and tow package (both gooseneck and trailer hitch). Even more, it’s already converted to run on Straight Vegetable Oil/Waste Vegetable Oil (SVO/WVO)! If you’re not already familiar with WVO systems, they use freely-available used fryer oil such as you find in greasy burger and Mexican or Chinese food joints to fuel the vehicle. You can find a lot of information on the internet. It has both the stock diesel fuel system as well as the WVO fuel system with a separate 90-gallon (approx) tank mounted in the bed. A switch in the cab switches between fuel tanks. Approximately 64% (and up to 70%) of my annual fuel use over the last four years was using free WVO. I’ve kept track of my fuel use and costs and have a very detailed spreadsheet with this information that you can see here (I haven’t yet had time to update the spreadsheet with last years info):
Note that this is a high mileage vehicle (314,000 miles) – best suited to someone with low annual mileage or who has occasional hauling needs and wants to explore the WVO world. If you drive lots of miles each year, it may need a new engine in a couple of years, thus selling for below Kelly blue book value. I no longer want to use it as my daily commuter and have already bought a new vehicle.
Here’s the details about the WVO fuel system that’s installed:
This is the Greasel (now named “Golden Fuel Systems”) Nomad system with an approx 90-gallon 2-tank system. I filter waste veggie oil straight from restaurant disposal bins into the tank through a course pre-filter bag; no other mixing, settling, de-watering, or filtering has been necessary. There’s a 13GPM electric pump in the bed of the truck with a hose that extends into the collection bin. I’ve gotten to the point where it takes me about 2-4 hours per month to meet all my fuel needs (it takes more time during the winter than the summer) and that time is made up since I don’t have to visit gas stations as often. It uses a Racor 2020TM (10-micron) water-separating filter as the main filter before it goes to the fuel pump and then the stock diesel fuel filter and injectors. The WVO is pre-heated in 3 ways: 1) It uses engine coolant to heat the oil in the tank, 2) there’s a wrap-around electric heater around the Racor filter housing (it automatically switches on with the key in the “accessory” or “on” position), and 3) during the winter only, I have a temperature-regulating titanium aquarium heater that can plug in overnight using the same engine block heater cord.
Testimonials about the Greasel/Golden Fuel Systems Nomad system from the manufacturer:
The system was installed by the manufacturer & comes with a manual.
Body is in Fair condition, a few dings here & there typical of an 11-year old truck. No rust & no accident history (I can email you an Autofax report & have maintenance records). Within the last 6 months or so, I’ve had new glow plugs, brakes & rotors, serpentine belt, and AT Tires installed.
Extra goodies it comes with are: An Aluminum shell, Haynes manual, lots of WVO collection and filtering items such as a hand pump, 1000-watt Allied Precision tank heater, a half dozen or so bag pre-filters and Racor 2020TM filters, & storage tubs for extra WVO.
V8 7.3L Turbo Diesel
Power Door Locks
AM/FM/CD Player Stereo with MP3/Ipod Jack
Dual Front Air Bags
Sliding Rear Window
Towing Package: Both A Gooseneck and Trailer Hitch
New AT Wheels
Located in Santa Fe, NM. Email with any questions. Some photos here:
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