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Single cylinder Yanmar on SVO?

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September 03, 2017, 08:32 PM
Single cylinder Yanmar on SVO?
Am thinking about getting a used Yanmar single cylinder generator to convert to SVO. The Kubota engine I've got does not do well at all on SVO. Does anyone know how the single cylinder Yamar does on veg?
September 04, 2017, 11:03 PM
Rusty Tesoro
Do you heat the wvo or mix any diesel?
September 05, 2017, 05:24 AM
No personal experiance of those particular engines but I've seen reports of ring gumming so I don't think it is a good idea.

My chinese genny has packed up after 2 1/2 years of hard running on B100 and I'm sure the rings are gummed (no compression) I think these problems come from higher running temps due to them being air cooled.
September 05, 2017, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Rusty Tesoro:
Do you heat the wvo or mix any diesel?

I use straight WVO heated via a system that used the engine coolant to heat WVO fuel lines (to and from WVO tank). Engine starts and stops on diesel. The Frybrid conversion kit was used on my Kubota powered generator, but the Kubotas don't like WVO I found out the hard way. I think they run too cool for proper burning of the WVO.