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Old 05-05-2006, 11:10 AM
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B99 ok to run?

well....yeah, so diesel is expensive now... but luckily there is somewhere up here that has biodiesel for 3.15/gal in the B20 and B99 mixes. its ok to run my truck on straight B99 right? 220K on the motor. i don't know what the price is on my normal diesel stop but a week ago it was 2.95....so bio is lookin pretty good at this point. besides, i live in eugene now...i have to help the environment right??
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:07 PM
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Hey Red, I've heard/read that the B-20 is fine for the OBS trucks but the B-99 is no good with them. Something to do with the gasket or O-ring material in the OBS trucks not holding up to the stronger Bio. If you go with the B-20, replace your fuel filter after a tank or two because that stuff CLEANS your system out. You'll be amazed at the amount of crud that gets removed. I've been running B-20 with great results for over a year.
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:33 PM
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i was also going to make a similar post.
i am going to get bio this week in olympia. its 3.00 a gallon and #2 is 3.20 and rising. i have been reading the bio forum in here lately trying to learn as much as i can.
if you are in eugene oregon there is a guru on the bio in that forum in oregon somewhere he helps everyone and also sells it or makes it one of the two. i helped/ met a guy up here that runs b99 in his obs with no problems. i am kinda worried myself. i think i may start out at the lower percent and see how she likes it first.

chapguy what orings are you talking about? if its the injector orings i am good to go as i got the updated ones.

about time you updated that signature isnt it chapguy?
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hmm, i could probably use new orings, buti'm really procrastinating as i don't really feel like pulling injectors right now... so maybe i'll start at the b20 first and see what happens. what forum is it exactly with the bio guru? the bio forum on FTE? i've never really checked in there, been really busy past few months. if i could find someone in eugene that made it i'd behappy to spend a few hours a week there helpin to get it cheap.

side note: they recently changed over all the Pepsi delivery trucks to biodiesel. pretty cool idea i think. all the trucks have a "powered by biodiesel" sticker on them.
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yeah, after lookin for 30 seconds on the bio forum i found him. we gots some smart folks on these boards thats for SURE!
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yeah thats who i was talking about just couldnt remember his name.
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actually in won't effect your orings, jsut the fuel lines. I think they fixed the problem though in either 95 of 96... anybody confirm this for me?
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The problem is natural rubber lines or seals. Ford has not used natural rubber fuel lines or seals since 1994
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I've been running anywhere from b50 (mixing b99 w/ dino) to straight b-99 in my 1997 PSD for a few months now with no ill effect. It does seem to run quieter on b-99 for whatever reason, but runs strong. Like someone said above, just make sure you keep your eye on the fuel filter.
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Speaking of the bio forum...that's where this thread belongs...Thread moved.

You'll probably need to cut that B99 with some #2 in the winter, but you shouldn't have any problems all summer long.
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Yes being from Oregon he should back it way down to B10 during very cold weather. Hate to walk during cold weather.
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Yes being from Oregon he should back it way down to B10 during very cold weather. Hate to walk during cold weather.
I live in northern Oregon and have been using B-80 for the last 2+ years With no problems at all. I've cold tested my bio [in the fridge] and my B-80 is cloud free to +10 degF. My B-50 was cloud free to -15 deg F.

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Yes being from Oregon he should back it way down to B10 during very cold weather. Hate to walk during cold weather.
I live the the Willamette Valley and ran B99 all winter with out any issues.

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