NOTE: Lead time on this kit is at least 3 weeks for most delivery locations in Canada and the USA and longer for other regions.
A new lower-priced 2-tank SVO kit. Includes VM2 Filter, Hotfox, Vegtherm, and two of our Hydraforce 3-port valves, fittings, switch, hose, clamps and 45 litre easy-fill, translucent plastic fuel tank.
CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TANK WILL FIT IN THE TRUNK/BOOT.
45 Litre tank. Size: 18"L x 14"W x 12"H (add 1.5" for lid, so 13.5" total height).
This is our new value-priced, generic 2-tank SVO kit. Suitable for most diesel cars, light pickups/vans/SUV's tractors, etc. One year warranty.
ADVANTAGES of THIS KIT: Leave your spare tire in the car, safely stowed where it belongs, in the spare tire well.An SVO tank that you can fill easily without having to remove all the contents of your trunk and pull up the carpeting! Double the capacity in the same footprint compared to a "fishing boat" tank. Much less expensive than a custom aluminum tank. Easy to see fuel level (translucent), large fill opening, easy to fill. Fits VW, Mercedes, many others. Large tank opening means you can refill directly from a NATO ("jerry) can without a funnel, using a bit of care... nice on longer trips when carrying extra vegoil in fuel cans. NOTE: This one fits very well in the right rear corner of the older Jettas, and is a perfect fit for the 94-99.5 Jetta, fits snug behind the wheel well, right into the corner. Also fits behind the wheel well at rear of BJ60 Landcruiser and other vehicles. Loosen the straps (use common ratchet straps) and move tank sideways to replace a tail iight, if need be. It also fits well in newer Jettas. For Golfs and Wagons, you might want a custom aluminum tank. See our tanks section.
FEATURES/Items Included....ELECTRIC SVO HEATING in ADDITION to COOLANT-BASED SVO HEATING!- Vegtherm Standard 20A 12V inline SVO heater with high temperature silicone mounting clips, relay, circuit breaker. More reliable, safer, and more even heating than a glow plug heater! Well made, well regarded by SVO enthusiasts for years - see our Testimonials section, don't settle for coolant-only systems that are slower to heat up and switch over and which often cannot supply adequate heating of SVO.
COOLANT-HEATED FILTER: VM2 coolant heated filter with one filter element and fittings for fuel and coolant lines. Convenient top-mounted filter, compact design, will fit in many engine bays while still providing a ***LARGER FILTER ELEMENT*** than most other systems and filters currently offered. THIS MEANS LONGER FILTER LIFE WITH LESS PRE-TREATMENT OF THE OIL. Typical filter life is 6000-10,000 km on oil that has simply been allowed to settle for 2-3 weeks at room temperature and then pumped into the tank using our Pump N' Filter System or similar processing (1 micron filter). The VM2 filter is heated by engine coolant, heat rises easily to the easy-to-change top-mounted filter element. Drain valve provided to drain the integrated water separator and for use at filter change time. This filter drains and re-primes after a filter change very well.
FILTER CHANGE PROCEDURE: Open bottom drain, unthread the filter element a little (or open the black port on the Donaldson element a bit), drain a few minutes (ensuring first that the filter is above the height of the fuel tank, and if not, clamp off the supply hose from tank temporarily). Then wrap a rag around the VM2 base to catch any drips when you remove the filter element from the threaded post. Clean up with Castrol SuperClean as needed.
A "T" Port (1/8" NPT) for a coolant temperature sender, if desired.
DRAINING AND CHANGING THE FILTER element IS EASY. This filter was designed from the ground up to be used as a biodiesel and vegetable oil fuel filter. HEATS UP FAST, HEAT RISES TO FILTER FAST! This is THE most critical spot in an SVO system in cold weather, the filter must be able allow vegetable oil to move through the filter element quickly, a well-heated filter with good flow capacity is more important than in-tank heat, heated fuel lines, valve orifice, etc. It is the FILTER that is the major point of restriction. This one flows FAST and EASY with LONG FILTER LIFE.
ORB (O-Ring Boss) fittings are included to be used with the VM2 filter. These are very nice to work with, since they can be oriented in any direction and THEN tightened, so that you do not have to use a lot of thread sealant (none, in fact) trying to get proper orientation of the fitting and also a tight air-leak-free seal. You do need to use one straight fitting (supplied), at the Fuel-Out fitting. If that makes too tight a bend for the fuel line, you can add an elbow in the fuel line itself, just past the straight fitting. The reason you have to use one straight fitting at the fuel-out (normally) is that there is not enough clearance to use both an elbow into one of the coolant fittings (or two of them) AND the Fuel fitting, all at once.
NOTE: It is very important to seal the threads of the bottom drain valve with Permatex White thread sealant (not included but available at auto parts stores). Then make the threaded connection as tight as possible.
There are four coolant ports on the VM2 filter, two on each side, all joined together. You can use ANY TWO coolant ports, performance will be the same. The other two unused ports are to be plugged with the supplied port plugs.
TANK: 45 litre capacity. Translucent (check level easily while filling!) white impact resistant polyethylene tank with large fill opening (so although it may be neater, it is not absolutely necessary to use a funnel when filling from an extra SVO jug - put a cloth around the filler hole, and pour, if you forget your funnel. Of course, our Pump N' Filter System makes things even easier!
Self-venting cap, spring loaded, vacuum actuated (see "tanks") 18L" x 14W" x 14H" to top of cap - recesses for tank straps are moulded in - we do not supply the straps - use good quality ratchet straps and tiedowns, well secured to floor. Tiedowns and rings that bolt through the floor can be obtained at any auto parts store. We like the Erickson or similar ratchet straps - very strong, easy to release if you need to move the tank aside to change a tail light bulb, inexpensive, etc. Just shorten by cutting off the unused part of the strap. Self-venting cap that has a vacuum-actuated, spring loaded vent that would close if the tank were ever upside down.
HOTFOX COOLANT OPERATED IN-Tank Heater IS INCLUDED! Yes, due to popular demand, we now include the in-tank coolant operated STAINLESS STEEL heated fuel pickup/tank heater with this kit! NOT INSTALLED. Comes with an installation kit and instructions.
FITTINGS: cooling system and fuel system connection fittings are provided. Hose clamps are included. 50' fuel/ coolant line. Enough for the SVO line and the line to and from the Hotfox that carries engine coolant. This is a HOSE-ON-HOSE setup. We do not use Hose-IN-hose. The Hose-ON-Hose method means you can easily run individual lines, no risk of coolant loss into fuel from a cracked internal line. We have many years of experience on this, and many customers running in extreme cold. It works, and the heat exchanger in the filter and the use of the Vegtherm and a looped return gives excellent results without the need for reliance on the extra complexity, install time, and risk of a "hose-in-hose".
Installation guide included. - Bumper Sticker included. - Technical support available by email if needed.
Check the record for shipping times and customer service before you buy from anyone, including a check of the Better Business Bureau web site and some of the numerous "SVO forums". We're proud of our record of serving the SVO community in innovation, quality, price, and service, since 1999! We have sold kits and components to thousands of people - unfortunately too often as upgrades or replacements to poorly designed kits purchased from others or "home-made". If you want to do it once and do it right, for the right price, this is the kit and options for you and we are the company for you. COMPARE APPLES TO APPLES!!!
Kit includes most everything you need, and the most sought after features and quality of a modern SVO kit, at a great price! Works for most cars and light duty pickup trucks, smaller vans, tractors and generators.
(*Free shipping in Canada and lower 48 contiguous US States. Shipped via postal service, expedited, insured - no brokerage charges for either Canadian or US customers!)
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