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Bio DIESEL....

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Reliable Snow and Ice, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    hey who on here runs bio diesel and if so what percentage do you run???
     
  2. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    You might want to rephrase that question, because a lot of the pumps around Chicago have bio-diesel/bio-mass of 5 - 20% mixed in. The pumps should be marked at or near that sticker which identifies the pump containing ultra low sulfur diesel fuel. I only run the "mixed" fuel in two trucks and the rest get straight/pure diesel fuel.

    Just my .02¢
     
  3. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    oh i know they do between 5 and 20% I'm looking to find B100 and try to run that and see how she run's...

    and if she runs good then I'm going to move to just that
     
  4. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Your 6.9 will run on B-100. You might have to replace some of the fuel lines (B-100 is hard on older rubber lines.) I would also never run B100 in the winter, It gell's way to easy.
    I run B-20 in my trucks during the summer. Runs just fine but smells a little weird out the pipe.
    Robert
     
  5. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    well alot of the stations are all ready running 20% bio now so i really want to get ahold of b100
     
  6. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    How come we dont get any of that in NJ I would love to run straight b-100 in my truck
     
  7. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    to run straight B100 you have to make it your self or get it from some one who does
     
  8. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I have been running b-20 in my van for the last year or so and there has been no diffrence at all in the way the van runs. I was a little concerned at first about how the high tech Mercedes built motor would react, but after 50,000 miles on bio, I see no adverse effects.

    B-100 is hard to find around here but there is a co-op about 20 miles from here out in the country that has it. I stopped in there a few times but I'm not out there enough to run it on a regular basis.
     
  9. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    but you have run B100 in your truck???
     
  10. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    I make my own in the summer time been doing it for 2 years I run 100% in the summer it smells like a french fry out the exhaust but its good for lubrication and its alot cheaper then the pump
     
  11. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    now did you lose or gain mileage when ur using B100 over regular diesel?
     
  12. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Purchase and carry some extra fuel filters too. If you put b100 in that older truck, it will clean the lines/tank real quick.

    I dont run Biodiesel, but I have 100,000 miles on waste vegetable oil. I use it all year around and have done so for about 5 years.

    You wont have a significant change in mileage or HP.
     
  13. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    do you make your own?
     
  14. Reliable Snow and Ice

    Reliable Snow and Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    so you just get waste veg oil filter it and put it in ur tank and drive on down the road
     
  15. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    ^ you have to refine it look it up on youtube dirty jobs did a segment on it
     
  16. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    I made my own bio for 5 years, but gave it up as it's like a second job. Spent a lot of time gathering, processing, etc. Also, methanol went through the roof when I decided to get out. Methanol will be your biggest cost, but have no idea what it's running at now, I've been away from it for over a year.

    I've got 3 diesels, F350, VW TDI, and Smart. VW loved it, F350 tolerated it, and Smart hated it.

    Mileage wise you will lose a few miles per gallon because the cetane level isn't as high, but you will gain on better lubrication.
     
  17. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    i think the last 55 gal meth I bought was 185
     
  18. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Probably was. Two points:

    1. I've been out of it for over a year.
    2. I live in Canada, prices are significantly higher.

     
  19. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Yes, I collect and process my own oil. I have for a number of years.

    Uh, no. I have built and installed conversion kits for myself and others ranging from 7.3 PSD'd, a Duramax and countless VW TDI's. The modifications are bit extensive and somewhat complex, but certainly managable. The most important part is cleaning the oil. I built a gravity feed centrifuge that is automated.

    PM me if interested in some links to websites or google "WVO"
     
  20. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    not worth the trouble,lower power,lower mileage- fact.tough on filters-less lubricity-fact.more gelling.we stopped using bio and veggie is way to much work and not good in heui or common rail systems.older mechanical systems tolerate and i mean tolerate veggie but it aint ideal,good for a hobby maybe or a warm climate dwelling hippy peacenick with time on his hands.