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Can I run WVO in an 83' 6.2 ???

i have an 83 chevy c30 its my daily work truck. i have done a turbo on it too, it has a 6.2 with a standyne injection pump and mechanical fuel pump ( the truck has dual tanks too i figure 1 for wvo and the other for diesel) i am resorting to wvo because i have a very good clean free source and i cant get methanol for less than 90 miles from where i live to make bio.

i plan also on running a heater into the pass tank for the wvo.


1) can i do it with my setup with out too much modification ( im doing a cummins 12v swap in 5weeks , which will be wvo as well )

2) i stop/ start very frequently ( i have a landscape company ) once the engine and wvo is hot and up to temp do i have to purge the lines if i was to restart within 1/2 hour???? during the summer months of course, i would think warm oil would fire up just fine.

3) how much risk do i run of coking up the rings by doing this? i have a buddy with a duramax that runs wvo just fine he says id be better off than most cause the 6.2s are military multi fuel engines.
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Since you said you will be using Methanol, Im assuming you will make biodiesel. If thats the case, no problem at all. When I run bio, I run 100% in my 7.3 TD which Im sure is more sensitive than a 6.2. No heater needed in that case. Even running straight WVO, shouldn't be a problem, but you would need a heater.

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im going to be running straight WVO filter of course, no meth , im in the process of setting up for bio diesel but i need more$$$
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