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Old 07-15-2007, 10:17 PM
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7.3 or 6.0 for running bio?

Is one preferred over the other? If so, why?

I'm thinking of adding another Excursion to my stable, specifically a PSD but want to run bio-diesel (of which variety I'm still unsure). Diesel is still .50 more than gas here so the numbers really have to work out.
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I know my 7.3 runs great on B99. I cant speak for the 6.0.
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I have been running B20 in my 7.3 for about 6 weeks (ish) now, and have not had a single problem. I'll probably change the fuel filter this weekend just to be safe.


FWIW, B20 is about $ .10 cheaper than #2 diesel around here.
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Ive been running B50 for the last 3 tanks in my 6.0 and my last tank is basically B75.............Works great!
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We just turned 100,000 miles, all on B100 in our 2001 7.3 F450.
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I have run many combinations of bio and dino. Stated mixing myself at the pump with B100 and dino. B20 was my first mix and now I am up to approximately a mix giving me B75 and up B90 bepending on what my current tank level is and what prices are at the time. I use it in both the 6.0 and 7.3 and it runs great. Mileage about the same. Power may be just a little less. Amerigreen (Soybean) Biodiesel has been great so far. Been using it for about 6 months, only in the summer months with the higher concentrations. When winter hits PA I only run a B5 bio/dino blend and there are no gelling issues. Seems to run much quieter too. Hope this helps.
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The manual on my 05 psd 6.0 says not to use more than 5% biodiesel, I asked the diesel tech's at the ford dealership and they said not to run bio in it. I am intersted in what you guy say about it. I origanally bought the thing to run DSE, but after reading here about it I have decided not to do it, but I'm now considering making biodiesel
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