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Old 11-07-2011, 06:24 PM
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My reason to go diesel was to be able to run WVO. The 2f, V8 motors are not economically viable in this world IMO. who knows where the price and the availability of fossil fuels will be in the future. If the 1% have there way, I won't be able to afford it. So a diesel is a better option for me. Plus I have a 53 gal fuel tank, at 30 mpg I have close to a 1500 mile range. I have a map of every donut shop in the US and canada. I plan my trips by this map. If we could just go back to running hemp oil, We would not need all the forign oil.
Yep, I totally agree!! It really opens up some options and like you say we do not know what the future will hold. I cant imagine going on a 1000 mile run without added fule cans and not having to fill up? WOW that would be great..
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That hemp oil is affecting your spelling!
Then I bitter knot get anny moore from you. Sorry, And you had the good s**t
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Thanks for the info!! I did not know that about biofule. Is the 4BT itself that tall or does the turbo extend up so high that you have to mount it lower in the frame?

The 4BT is that tall. My turbo is mid block, but it can be mounted up too
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That's where it went!
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Then I bitter knot get anny moore from you. Sorry, And you had the good s**t
You guys are toooo funny!!
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Justin from Red Line had a 40 with a 5 cylinder Mercedes at the Rally. He's on this forum but I don't know if he's seen this thread. I believe he mentioned that the motor was inexpensive and that parts were readily available.
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The only complaint I have about a 4BT is noise... You are going to be wanting to wear earplugs anytime your driving it. not to mention is vibrates everything. Been on the trails with a guy who has one in his buggy and it is loud. he shuts it off as much as he can to avoid noise.

I would go with the mercedes diesel like jeff mentioned...
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Justin from Red Line had a 40 with a 5 cylinder Mercedes at the Rally. He's on this forum but I don't know if he's seen this thread. I believe he mentioned that the motor was inexpensive and that parts were readily available.
Yes, I went up Spring Creek with that rig. Very nice!! I hope he chimes in as I would like to know more about his conversion..
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The only complaint I have about a 4BT is noise... You are going to be wanting to wear earplugs anytime your driving it. not to mention is vibrates everything. Been on the trails with a guy who has one in his buggy and it is loud. he shuts it off as much as he can to avoid noise.

I would go with the mercedes diesel like jeff mentioned...
Wow, I did not know that they were that loud. Could he not quiet it down with deferent exhaust configuration or is it the motor noise that is so loud?
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Justin from Red Line had a 40 with a 5 cylinder Mercedes at the Rally. He's on this forum but I don't know if he's seen this thread. I believe he mentioned that the motor was inexpensive and that parts were readily available.
When I saw this at CM I had assumed it was a diesel from a Sprinter. However, I was told by a bystander that it was borrowed from a Mercedes sedan.
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