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post #1 of 15 Old 01-04-2008, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Can you use Biodiesel in the 6.4?

Just a thought...

Can't really find it in the manual..

It does say to run B5 when it is cold..

I live in Florida and can get it.... Is it a good idea??

Can I run B5, B20, or B100?

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Just a thought...

Can't really find it in the manual..

It does say to run B5 when it is cold..

I live in Florida and can get it.... Is it a good idea??

Can I run B5, B20, or B100?

Thanks,

Joe
I think the warranty only covers to B5, that being said what don't know can't hurt em

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Does anybody know of anyone else runing biodiesel with the 6.4??

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I have been running B11 for 5000 miles, no problems
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I think running up to B20 would be safe...

The only problem is I can't get it by me...

I did call up a place the other day and they wanted $255 for a 55 gallon barrel of B100...

What is the real benefit of running B10 r B20?? If the Bio is so much more expensive???

SHould I mix my own?????

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Do not use biodiesel in your 6.4L! This fuel does not have enough lubricity. I have seen it tear an engine apart.
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Do not use biodiesel in your 6.4L! This fuel does not have enough lubricity. I have seen it tear an engine apart.
I am callin on that.
Bio has MORE lubrication properties than any dino diesel you'll find.
Run it and don't worry

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Do not use biodiesel in your 6.4L! This fuel does not have enough lubricity. I have seen it tear an engine apart.
where have you have seen that Biodiesel is a bad lubricant? Biodiesel is a better lubricant then ULSD.

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Sorry about the mix up. What happens is the biodisel fuel does not burn at lower combustion temperatures, causing the leftover fuel that does not burn to travel down the cylinder walls and into the crankcase, which then mixes with the oil.
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i would think u would be able to! call the dealer if u have qs

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