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can i run B20 Biodiesel in my truck?

they have it for sale here in las vegas, b20 only, question is can i run it with out any problems or do i need to do some type of conversion, currently im running reg diesel with Diesel kleen cetane boost, also i have 225,000 miles on my truck
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Yeah you can run it no problem. I would suggest stepping up your fuel filter change intervals as the bio is a great solvent/cleaner and will loosen up anything currently stuck in your fuel system.

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does that apply to ALL bio diesels?

So far all i have is FBD 4" turbo strait back
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Yes applies to all bio diesel.

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thats freakin sweet!! i always thought you had to do something special to run that stuff.......

So far all i have is FBD 4" turbo strait back
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Yeah you can run it no problem. I would suggest stepping up your fuel filter change intervals as the bio is a great solvent/cleaner and will loosen up anything currently stuck in your fuel system.
So wouldn't it be a good idea to run a tank or two every once in a while to just clean it out? I had not realized there was no other modifications required to run the Bio.

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i wasnt sure, ive heard people running the b20 grade and b5 grade, and seeing that there a mix of reg diesel and bio i would think they would be ok, so has anyone here run it in the OBS PSD, and TxAG'97 i only have one thing to say, GO LONGHORNS!!!
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come on guys i just want to know what blends i can run in it, or if i need any mods to do so
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guy here in boulder city runs his 01 7.3 truck on anything from hydraulic fluid to atf. he told me he hasnt actually filled up with diesel since the last long trip he took. so bio is no problem.
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