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Old 04-21-2008, 04:37 PM
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Time-line of cleaning fuel system?

I have been running bio for 5 months now. Started slow with B5 and in two months worked up to B50. So I have now been using B50 to B80 for 3 months. I filled up with B100 a week ago. Now the question. How long does it take to clean out the fuel system from the diesel sludge? The truck had 45k on her when I started running bio. Thoughts? Experiences?
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With the introduction of ULSD, the sludge buildup has been reduced significantly. So when running bio for the first few tanks, it's less likely that you will see a lot of extra gunk in your fuel filter. There's just not as much as there used to be.
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With only 45,000 miles on it when you started, your probably ok, just do your recomended filter change. Most problems I've heard where with trucks with 150+k miles.
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Just watch your HP. If it starts going down. Change filters as not to ruin injectors.
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Thanks for the input guys. I have been changing my fuel filters when I do oil change around every 5k. I was thinking about getting some extra protection with either an air dog or a fass system and maybe a fuel pressure gauge just to be safe. Since the truck has been running so well I was thinking today that maybe all the build-up is out of the fuel system.
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