Hi. I have been reading the threads in your forum for the last two days, and have found the information quite informative.I have a Land Rover 3.9 litre diesel trayback[aluminium].This model was only available in Australia, it's a factory option with an Isuzu 3.9 litre diesel [the australian army has over 3,000 of them] I am buiding a system to utilise wvo, the tank I will be using is the hydraulic oil tank from a garbage truck, it's about36 gallons and is already fitted with a float for the fuel gauge and it has a filter housing, on the top,and two 1 inch ball valves underneath, I have fitted up the heat exchanger, 4 metres of half inch copper pipe, inlet and outlet are at the top of the tank,it will be mounted on the tray on the passenger side, I will keep one of the ball valves on the tank so I can easily remove any sediment that settles on the bottom. I am having trouble finding a three port solenoid valve,[I'm not close to a city so I have to do a bit of scrounging to source parts]
Diesel here at the moment is $1.12 a litre, so it's a must to look for an alternative fuel.
I was wondering if the mesh used in automatic gear boxes would be fine enough to use in a filter?
Also I was wondering if the spinner in a small two tub washing machine would be suitable to filter large quantities of oil, the centrifugal action should speed up the filtration process, if you could fit a sock filter in the spinner, made to fit .
just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
I think those ideas rate as experimental in an already experimental world, which is probably why no response. I think it sounds good, although there are a lot of variables. To what degree with the spin force open the filter you devise? I dont even know the first thing about the tranny filters.
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Welcome Ron from a fellow scavenger! Sounds like your on track to me. Others here have much more experience than I though. I like the idea of the spinner. I was going to scrap one in my sheds in spring, I might give it new life. I would rethink the mesh from tranny if it is similiar to what I've seen. If you can see the individual holes in your tranny filter screen, I wouldn't use as a main filter before pouring in tank. Use it as a first prefilter if you have a cleanish grease supply or a transitional filter (stepped filtration) between 1st prefilter and the last 'before tank' filter.
I actually have a switch, fuse, and wires from a 20+ year VAX computer system in my conversion!
Best of luck,
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