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Old 10-20-2004, 12:31 PM
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Question Has anyone here actually used BioDiesel?

I have done a lot of reading and am very happy to see a new forum dedicated to this topic, Thank you Tim.

What I want to know is, has anyone here used BioDiesel in the International PowerStroke Diesel Engine.
If so:
What Blend?

For how long?

Are there any down sides? i.e. more frequently changing of oil, poorer fuel economy.

What Climate are you using it in, minimum temperature.
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I have read over in the 6.0 area some one did.....trying to remember where I read it...and drag them into this discussion.
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I have done a lot of reading and am very happy to see a new forum dedicated to this topic, Thank you Tim.

What I want to know is, has anyone here used BioDiesel in the International PowerStroke Diesel Engine.
If so:
What Blend?

For how long?

Are there any down sides? i.e. more frequently changing of oil, poorer fuel economy.

What Climate are you using it in, minimum temperature.
I have run BD from pure B100 down to blends of B10.
Used it in cool to hot climates.
Truck runs better and smoother.
The only downside is if you run biodiesel in an old vehicle then you MUST change fuel filters after the 1st tank. The BD will de-funk the fuel lines and tank and that stuff clogs up the fuel filter.
After that its all good.
No smelly emmisions and no $$ to rip-off oil companies or forreign regimes.

Funny how we have a fuel problem now and so much unused waste veggie oil is behind every restaurant and fast food joint.
Oh the irony.............
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Ok, what do you call "cool climates" I'm in NH where the temp has been know to go to -40 F. I have 14,000 miles on my 04, 6oh.
Do you get your bd from a pump or do you get it delivered. There aren't many places in NH to get it from, none really close to where I live.
What do you pay per gallon?
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Go to www.biodiesel.org. You will find all you need to know.
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My '94 PSD rear tank is B100, I switch over to it when I'm idling around this prissy little tourist town I live near so I don't leave a gaggle of choking money spending window shoppers in my wake while I'm on my way to tavern.

When I hit the highway I flip over to the #2 in the front tank. I'd run it all the time except it's so darn expensive ($3.60). Sure smells nice though and I tell you what, sure makes working on the fuel system more pleasant. It also makes a great parts cleaner
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For what we spent on the gulf wars, we could have a running Biodiesel system in the us and would help support the US farming industry!
Biodiesel is better in every way than petrol based Diesel.

Better for the engine, better out the tail pipe for the air, better for the planet when in more than one way than if it's just spilled, and we dont have to ship it and deal with all the other crap associated with petrol based fuel and OPEC.

Not only that, you can brew your own at home with a simple (if you buy a pre made automatic unit for $2000) cooker that makes 40 gallons a day for like less than .75 cents a gallon if you can get free used veggie oil.

Heck, it even smells better!

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I've run B2 biodiesel in the Kubota BX2230 tractor, with no apparent difference.
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I like that…with no apparent difference….how long did you run it?
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I ran one tankfull. The only reason I ran it was I was up to the Farm @ Fleet store in Waverly. I also needed diesel for the tractor, and had the fuel can along. I noticed their price was lower than back at home, so I filled up the can.

It is a relatively new unit, with approx. 40 hrs on it. I noticed no difference in power, engine noise, or starting time. Of course it is a tractor, so I probably cant expect to.
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Where does one get a Pre-made automatic unit, and can that be mixed with regular diesel?
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Where does one get a Pre-made automatic unit, and can that be mixed with regular diesel?
It was on one of those biodiesel web sights associated with Greasecar, greasebaron or journeytoforever or something like that, just google it and you should find it rather easily.

You can also check out one of those alternative fuel and nature mag's like Mother earth.

My "favorites" are stored on my huge, old, main frame computer in storage.

No, I am talking about an automatic unit you put in about 50 or so gallons of used, filtered oil, and the needed amounts of lye and methanol, then it mixes and cooks the biodiesel in about 24 hours.

And when it is finished, you use it, like it is straight petroleum based diesel.
No mixing it with Petroleum diesel needed at all.

If you want to you could add 2 gallons Biodiesel to 18 gallons of Diesel to make B20 diesel, but why bother mixing it unless you use more fuel than you can make.

And if you can get enough used oil, you should be able to easily make 200 gallons a week of pure Biodiesel.


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