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Old 07-09-2014, 08:58 PM
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I just fueled up at fleet farm and noticed the pump said 5% to 20% bio diesel! I've never used any before, my truck isn't my dd. What do you guys think will happen? Any positive or negative effects of this bio?
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It'll be fine, I use it alot.
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I have seen horrible results! I have seen good results also . Depends on many factors ...
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I use B20 quite frequently. Some places (States) only sell B5-B10 FWIW.

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burned a whole tank the other day.... was cheaper then the standard stuff by .20 a gallon.
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I'd run it exclusively if it were available in my area. To oversimplify a little, it has better lubricity than reg diesel, makes up a lot of the lost lubricity from when we went to ultra low sulphur Diesel a few years back. There's a report in an old thread here on FTE showing many of the common fuel additives and the Bio was looking pretty good. As always, it's important to buy from a high volume station in hopes of the fuel being cleaner.
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I fueled with B 20 in Iowa one time and my truck loved it. I got 18 MPG on that trip, running 65-70MPH on Tow tune.
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I use B20 quite frequently. Some places (States) only sell B5-B10 FWIW.

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I fueled with B 20 in Iowa one time and my truck loved it. I got 18 MPG on that trip, running 65-70MPH on Tow tune.
In the summer, i can get that mpg with slr++ from mat
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The only thing I didn't like about it when if first came out a lot of companies were selling a kit where you could cook your own. Some people didn't follow the recipe or some thing and the filters would get coated with a white wax like substance. Home made lard actually and would clog the filters.
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The only thing I didn't like about it when if first came out a lot of companies were selling a kit where you could cook your own. Some people didn't follow the recipe or some thing and the filters would get coated with a white wax like substance. Home made lard actually and would clog the filters.
Commercial grade B5-B20 is nowhere near the same as backyard bio-brews.

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That was the thing when it first came out there were only 2 stations within a 100 mile radious that sold it around here.
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That's what Murphy(Wal-mart) sells here in town and it's about 10-15 cents cheaper than ULSD. I run a tank or two of it and a tank or two of the real stuff. I also add Diesel Kleen in with every tank and no issues so far.
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Both my trucks get less mileage with Bio. 5% ok, maybe, but 20% or more no bueno and less power.
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Both my trucks get less mileage with Bio. 5% ok, maybe, but 20% or more no bueno and less power.
Shouldn't have less power, has B20 has quite a bit more cetane than normal fuel.

Shouldn't use snake oil additives with B20 either.

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