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Greasy300TDTurbo

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I use HydraForce solenoid valves purchased from Hydro-Air LLC in Connecticut. I am very happy with the valves, they are extremely rugged, have viton seals, and are available in a wide variety of configurations. They are comparably priced to Pollack valves and are completely rebuildable. I am very happy with mine. One nice benefit is the square aluminum valve body that is easy to mount and it is also quite easy to build a coolant manifold to heat the valves. They can also be ordered with a manual override option.
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Can you provide any links that might show where they can be purchased and how much they cost?


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Sorry for the delay, this is the website for the 3-way Hydraforce solenoid valves.  http://www.hydraforce.com/Solenoid/Svsp3w.htm. I used the SV10-33 model valve (scroll down). If you download the PDF of the catalog page next to the valve you can put together an order number and then find your nearest distributor on this page http://www.hydraforce.com/Distribs/World.htm. Give them a call and get a quote. I got mine without manual override, viton o-rings, SAE threads (fittings available from your friendly neighborhood big-truck shop), and the standard coil (not submersible), and weatherpak connectors for my Benz for something like $78 each. My dad just ordered ones with manual override for the TDI for about $88 each. They are really bulletproof and internal clearances are fine for the Benz (no fuel starvation). I was initially a little worried because they are rated for like 4K PSI or something like that so I thought they might be a bit restrictive for low pressure but they are just fine. Hydraforce also has some badass looking 6-ports and other cool goodies. You might want to request a catalog just to look at all the goodies available (darn thing weighs about 15lbs and will come UPS) but they had no problem sending me one even though I only ordered 2 valves . Hope this info helps.
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A new concern...Counterfeit Pollack Valves.
Link to info.

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The six port Pollak solenoid...  Can it be operated to purge if you have a looped VO system?  IOW is there a third setting with a petro diesel feed and VO return?

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dave


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99 Jetta TDI, Linscott hotrod, hoh, fphe, jacketed filter, inline heaters. Coolant plumbed in series with parallel loops for fphe and rest of rig.
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The six port Pollak solenoid...  Can it be operated to purge if you have a looped VO system?  IOW is there a third setting with a petro diesel feed and VO return?


Yes...but some VO is sent to the diesel tank with a 6 port valve.  This may not be a problem...but it might. Best to send the blend created when purging to the VO tank. This can be done with an inexpensive 3 port valve.

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Find the schematics for the Greasecar system. The VO solenoid is aligned such that the return lines for the VO return the fuel to the VO filter. This serves three purposes. First, your fuel level doesn't drop as quickly. Second, you don't end up with high amounts of VO in your diesel. Third, the VO in the return lines is directly heated by the engine, thereby adding additional heat to your fuel as it moves through the filter.

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i have sent in a request for quote for 4 of these valves

i need to do my benz and my mtr home....setting it up for on board filtering with twin 100 gal tanks..5mpg beast!

thanks for your links!

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Does any one know if the the 3 way solenoid valves available on greasecar.com are of good quality?  If so they seem to be a pretty good buy at $55 a piece.  I would like to go for it but I wanted to see if anyone had experience with these parts.  thanks~
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I have been using grease car solenoid valves for about 30,000 miles w/wvo.
No problems yet
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