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scooter80 10-26-2006 12:07 PM

Newbie Questions Biodiesel
 
So I think I know mostly what's what and want to start using the BD, but have a few questions first. I'm sure they've been asked a hundred times, but I just can't seem to find them. Maybe a sticky on this forum page with a how-to on getting started using BD in a PSD would be helpful. I have a 2002 Ford F-250 7.3L PSD.

Anyways:

1. I have heard with BD, modifications need to be made to remove any rubber from the fuel tracts due to BD being a rubber solvent of sorts. Does this still apply? Would it to my truck? And does it apply to typical mixes, say B20, or B10?

2. Is there a place to find typical gel points of common mixes?

3. How about finding filling stations in a particular area that carry BD?

4. Is BD useable in a modified truck? i.e. Edge Evolution and Juice.

Thanks for all the help!

fabmandelux 10-26-2006 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scooter80
So I think I know mostly what's what and want to start using the BD, but have a few questions first. I'm sure they've been asked a hundred times, but I just can't seem to find them. Maybe a sticky on this forum page with a how-to on getting started using BD in a PSD would be helpful. I have a 2002 Ford F-250 7.3L PSD.

Anyways:

1. I have heard with BD, modifications need to be made to remove any rubber from the fuel tracts due to BD being a rubber solvent of sorts. Does this still apply? Would it to my truck? And does it apply to typical mixes, say B20, or B10?

2. Is there a place to find typical gel points of common mixes?

3. How about finding filling stations in a particular area that carry BD?

4. Is BD useable in a modified truck? i.e. Edge Evolution and Juice.

Thanks for all the help!

Welcome to FTE:-X25
1. Ford changed to synthetic lines in 1994, so you need no mods.
2. You won't need to worry about gel points if you use commercial fuel in B-2, B-5, or B-20. Gel point is only a problem if you run B-100, Soy based B100 gels at about 32-36 deg, Canola based B100 gels at about 25-30 deg.
3. http://www.biodiesel.org/buyingbiodi...lfuelingsites/
4. Yes you can run Bio in modded engines!

FABMANDELUX. :-X25 :-fire

scooter80 10-26-2006 07:11 PM

Thanks Fab,
This is all great news! Can't wait to stop relying so much on the conglomerates! Looks like there's a fillup with B11 near one of the area shopping holes! Can't wait to try it out, especially with the ULSD making it's appearance in my area, I have been concerned with the lack of lubricity everyone's chattering about.

Anyways, thanks again for the help!


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