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Old 08-25-2006, 12:35 PM
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Converting to BioDiesel

I have a 99 PSD 7.3 and looking for the Pros and Cons of converting over to Bio-Diesel. (ie.. MPG, power loss or gain and so on) I am also looking and cost of converting over and can I still use #2 if I have to.
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Converting to Bio is easy just fill up your tank. it is completely compatible with #2 so you dont even have to wait until your tank is empty. You can switch back and forth at will with no fear.

Pros: truck runs quieter, no need for fuel additives (Stanadyne, Diesel Kleen, etc), reduced emissions, really clean fuel system, support American farmers not Arab oil shieks and terrorists.

Cons: you will probably have to change your fuel filter a couple of times fairly soon after starting to use Bio, If your warranty is still in effect Ford will give you grief about anything they can blame on Bio, Bio tends to be problematic in cold temps this can be overcome by running a blend instead of B100.
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Apparently, there are a few that are under the impression that SVO (straight vegetable oil) and WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) means BIO. BIO diesel isn't vegetable oil, however, it is made from vegetable and/or animal fats.
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I have read you get better MPG with Bio, but dont know for sure, I wish i could get it here..
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TN-W124 where are you from. I live in east TN also. I saw one of your posts earlier. I am in Gray, TN or Tri Cities TN.
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Better Milage with Bio Diesel

My experience with B20 on my 91' 7.3l N/A has been that the milage is the same as with No. 2 Diesel.

With B40 the experience on my 93' Turbo has been a milage increase by almost 1 mpg. This is still very early and I will have to run a few more tanks to confirm. I was quite supprised to see the increase.

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Old 08-30-2006, 03:16 PM
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Bio-Diesel

So I don't need to do any mods. to my truck to use Bio-Diesel?????? I just need to find B20 or B40 in my area?????????? Does anyone know where in or near Redding, CA?????
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I have been running the B20 and more recently B40 for the several month now and have not had to make any changes. I did not have any problems with fuel filter either. I only buy diesel from a reputable source.

Do a Google for Biodiesel, or Biowilly, or Autogas in you area. There has got to be some in California.

Have you got any BioWilly stations (The brand that was started by Willie Nelson the country singer) in your neck of the woods?

Thus far I have been quite impressed with the way the B20 and more recently B40 has improved the way my trucks run. The trucks run quieter, less smoke, burn hotter, and I don't need to spent money on additives anymore.

About the only thing I did was make sure I replaced all my fuel return line hoses and O-rings on the injector caps. I did not do that to run Bio, they needed to be replaced anyways due to age.


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Where is the fuel filter on a 95 PSD and how do you remove it?
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Where is the fuel filter on a 95 PSD and how do you remove it?
Location is front n center of the motor errr engine under that flip up door. Check yor manual to discover how to replace the filter. It's quite simple really.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:48 PM
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Bio-Diesel

Does anyone know what year Ford started making trucks compatible with Bio-Diesel? thx
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If you go by the official Ford statement on use of Biodiesel than you will be dis-appoited.

From personal experience you can run Biodiesel on the Stanadyne pumps without any problems. So any Ford diesel truck 1983 and onward should be compatible with atleast B5.

I am running B40 in my 93 F250 and my 91 F350 without any problems.

Most problems you might encounter will be due to plugged filters as the biodiesel has a cleansing effect on the entire fuel system when it is first used.

There may some issues with Buna N rubber seal on the early Ford Diesels (83 thru 86)

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Ford Trucks and Bio Diesel

Thanks for the info. I have a friend with a Ford van and runs it on 100% Bio Diesel. Everything I've read here seems to indicate that everyone is using a combination of Bio Diesel and Diesel. Is that what B40 means? A mixture?

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I run B99 (essentially 100% biodiesel) in my '99 Ford truck and '06 VW Jetta with no noticable impact in MPG. No conversions necessary. There is supposed to be a 7% drop in power but I cannot feel it in either car.

The benefits, as mentioned above, are less smoke, less noise, and if you happen to get some on your hands it does not smell so bad.

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How do I find B40 and so on? I didn't find any on Yahoo, maybe I should Google it that how I found this. Looking for help in Nor Cal (Redding)



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