Help with WVO in my 2003 Dodge Ram 2500

I have a 2003 Dodge 2500 with the 5.9 liter Cummings, I am mixing WVO with 10% Kerosene to thin it and 1% gasoline to help the burn in the combustion chamber. It does fine especially costing a mear .46 cent per gallon to make!! Now here is my BIG PROBLEM!! I fill up the tank and when it gets down to a half a tank the engine chokes and dies, it will not start until a replace the paper fuel/water separator filter,this is a continuing problem. Why? I understand the issue with parafin wax build-up and the bio-diesel breaking it down causing filter issues, but I believe there has to be somethingelse. Could the WVO be breaking down the paper element causing it not to allow the fuel to flow?
If so is there a gauze type filter out there I don't know about? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


Help 2003 Dodge

How well are you filtering your WVO? I have recently ran 2 tanks of thinned WVO in my 2001 Dodge with no apparent problems. I filter through 4 filters before going into my tank. The smallest being a 5 micron carbon filter and 2 - 10 micron water block filters. I also thin down the WVO to about 30%-40% since it is colder out. WVO is thicker than diesel so some recommend installing another lift pump to help keep the fuel flowing.

Help 2003 Dodge

I have an '03 Dodge Ram and have been running WVO for about 10,000 miles with no problems at all. I do not add any regular fuel or carosine. I do have a two tank system and start on regular diesel unitl the truck heats up to 160 degrees. Make sure you are using good quality WVO and it is filtered to at leat 5 microns before putting it in your truck.

2003 Dodge

Is your Dodge a 6 Cylinder?? I am looking to by one that's for sale and want to know if this is a good candidate. Also, do they usually come with two tanks, where did you get your conversion done and how much did it cost. I live in S.F. CA. Thanks.

I have converted my 2001

I have converted my 2001 Dodge Cummins to a 2-tank WVO system. It works just the same on WVO as it does on Diesel. I heat the WVO to 180-190 degrees (the operating temperature of my engine). I heat the tank, filter, fuel and return lines. This changes the viscocity of the WVO to the same as diesel. If you do this, you can say goodbye to mixing with kerosene, gasoline , or diesel. I am currently looking in to replacing the filter system with an in-line centrifuge, which will remove crud down to less than 1 micron. No filters to plug up sounds good to me. Email me and I'll send you a list of my sources.

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