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Homemade bio diesel

I've got a couple sources for homemade bio diesel...

I guess I've looked and I am not too sure of an answer. I wouldn't be running say more than 20% or so at this point (6.0L).

Is there anything I should look for? Test for? as far as quality goes?

These people are using it in their own trucks so it works, but if I want to purchase some from them is there anything I should look for?

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I would take a little in a 2l bottle and add some water and see what washes out. Bio is easy to make, GOOD bio is not!

If you are really out to get the best bio, invest in a little filter setup and build some purolite kegs to filter it and catch what they might have left behind.

Find out how they are washing (water or dry wash resin etc) and filtering the BIO. Too much bad bio will cost you a set of injectors.

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^what he said and get some clear mason jars. Buy a gallon from each source and fill up the mason jars and mark the date and source on the jar. Wait 1 week then 2 weeks and then 1 month. Whoever has the least amount of "drop out" (if any) is who you buy from. The guy that taught me how to make bio has a 1 quart mason jar full and its been sitting for over a year and still nothing has dropped out of it but he tells me it took him 2 years to perfect it and over 4,000$ in parts to make it wash, separate and react properly (not in that order of course).

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Thanks for great info... I'll get a gallon from each and see what happens..

06 F-250 4X4
08 rear bumper and taillights,
Shaeffers 9000 5w40 don't use in your 6.0
GOGO direct solenoid, 08 tranny pan and filter
Edge CTS w/EGT probe.ARP 4" silverline,
fuel pressure reg upgrade, coolant filter, pre-pump spin on fuel filter, ELC,Oil bypass
SCT custom tunes by Vivian@QT and Matt @GH
4440 Front, 3040 rear, 7480 gross. VXCF4
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also research and do a 3/27 test on each- this is a simple way to test for proper conversion of the oil
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