You guys are great! I was thinking my question will be unanswered...
Clean bio in my area does not offer a big saving ($4.10 compared to $4.13) and it is a little out of the way to fetch. I had found BioFuelsTechnologies.com that has a waste vegi fuel kit for excursions, cost about $5k (with seperate tank, plus installations.)
I had also talked to Roy of BioFuelsTechnologies.com, these guys are awesome as well. Their solution seem to be the fix. (at about $5k total, i can run on any bio, savings should be realized after 30,000 miles. Maybe 40,000 miles considering I have to setup my own filteration system to filter out the eggrolls and chimichangas) Still need to solve the issue of getting my neighbors to okay the unsightly tanks in my backyard.
Anyone got any new thinking or advice?
Just to clarify, biodiesel is not the same thing as vegetable oil/SVO. With biodiesel, you can run it in your Excursion with no modifications.
SVO (straight vegetable oil), set up properly, requires modifications to your Excursion, i.e. heat, valves for switching fuels, etc.
If you make frequent short trips of say 15-20 miles or less, SVO might not be a good option. (You need to start out on pump #2 before switching over to veg oil, and then you have to factor time to purge with pump #2 before shutting down.)
Ive read that Ford only "recommends" running up to B5 in the 6.0. Ive also read on other forums that running bio in a 6.0 will cause your injectors to fail sooner. Is there any truth or validity to this?
I have an '06 6.0 with 32k on the clock. Propel just opened a station near my house that offers B20. Im on my first tank of bio (B5), and havent noticed a difference in anything. Am I safe stepping up to B20 with the modifications listed in my sig?
Also, is it pointless to continue running Opti-Lube XPD when stepping up to bio?
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I have been running B100 in my 04 for 60,000 miles now and have not had a problem with it. It runs smoother, quieter, and doesn't smell like the acidic dino fuel. I had a chance to put the truck on a dyno to check power on both dino and then bio, actually was a bit of a disappointment as the bio showed a 30% drop in h.p. and torque. However the mileage has gone up about a mile and a half. When my friend on the dino tried to make me feel bad about the drop in power I just asked him how much he pays, he never said another word. If I need to haul my dump trailer, then I just mix 50/50 with dino and my power is back. I make my own and have learned a lot on this forum and I would urge you to look into the same. It's not incredibly difficult if you are mechanically inclined and just pay attention to safety.
Thanks everyone for the information. I have run B100 in all my farm equipment and have never had any issues and I like the smell with no worries of spillage in my pastures. I was very uneasy on using this in my 05 6.0 but reading through here has given me a great peice of mind. I will head that direction as weather warms and provide some feed back.
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2003 F250 (stock gas) 2004 F250 (Gas 3" Fab tech, 33" Tires) 2005 Excursion (6.0) 2011 GT500 (lots of power)
Does anyone know of a bio diesel location in or near Orange County(Huntington Beach) Ca? I have been thinking about switching over to bio on my 07 6.0 but cant seem to find anywhere that sells it locally.
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