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Old 10-05-2010, 09:07 PM
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Anyone using biodiesel in a machine or truck?

I snagged an almost new 500 gallon tank and gasboy pump off craigslist the other day with almost 300 gallons of b100 (pure soy) for $295. Hardest thing was getting it on the trailer after backing it in between a slew of kayaks.

I mixed it 50/50 in the Takkie and my Ford 7.3 powerstroke - they seem to like it. Stinks pretty bad. Makes the smoke alarm go off really quickly in the barn when I park the Takkie, but makes the Ford noticeably quieter and smoother (165k miles).

Guess I'll have to watch the gel factor this time of year with the temps dropping.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:26 PM
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We've never ran it and never will, but from the guys we know that have ran it, its not worth it. Too many head aches
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:36 PM
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I'm burning a 15% mix, I hate it, no power and my foot is always in the floor more often, screw the enviroment, I want power.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:47 PM
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Fuel filters cost way to much for my 6.0, I don't want to change them no more then I have too.

I heard that stuff was horrible on some filters
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:47 PM
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I know guys running it in 7.3's with no problems. Biodiesel lubricates better...thats probably why you're noticing it running smoother.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:09 AM
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I wouldn't be using bio diesel in a 6.0-6.4 or the new 6.7 the tollerances for fuel quality is tight.

Old mechanical injection can take bio diesel your not dealing with the high pressures. Trying to save some money make cost you big money in the end so it usually isn't worth messing with anything but diesel fuel.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:49 AM
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Arren't the 7.3 era Fords known to have the fuel tank delaminate from biodiesel blended fuel?
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:38 PM
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Arren't the 7.3 era Fords known to have the fuel tank delaminate from biodiesel blended fuel?
I did see some info. about that...I have a plastic tank in my Superduty...no worries. Lots of anecdotal evidence floating around.

Ron - are you forced to use B15 if you don't like it?

I'll end up using the rest of the tank as an additive to cut the petro stuff. Once it's down low enough I'm filling it up with petro to make it a 20% blend.

Zab - thanks for the info.. Any suggestions on what to treat this stuff with?
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:48 PM
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I did see some info. about that...I have a plastic tank in my Superduty...no worries. Lots of anecdotal evidence floating around.

Ron - are you forced to use B15 if you don't like it?
It's bulk fuel from a better (and cheaper) dealer.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:08 AM
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My dad burns used trany fluid in his 04 6.0 powerstroke. He usualy runs a mixture but it seems to like it. It dosnt get as good of fuel milage but hey since he gets it for free why not use it.
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