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Old 04-19-2011, 12:50 PM
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Biodiesel in my 05 6.0, questions...

Well, since B100 is only $3.40 around here i want to switch. Few questions i have though.

1. I should still my diesel clean additive correct?

2. Does B100 increase MPG at all?

3. Ive read you need to change your fuel filters often, where are they and how easy are they to change? (I havent done it yet on the 6.0)

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i was thinking about running b20 sense they have it in my area. i use howes diesel additive and it said its good for up to b20.
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no additive necessary, B100 is better lubed. no D2 additive helps with anti-gelling.

keep spare filters. B100 is a solvent that will clean the crud out of your tank and lines. so keep one on hand incase your filter clogs. but dont worry, your lines are safe.

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Hmmmm, well im going to fill up on the B100 on friday then!
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I would not run B100 right off the bat unless you want to pulling over very quickly and changing filters on the side of the road. I make bio for my own use and the best advise is to wen your truck onto the fuel. Run 2 tanks of B20 blend then change your filters. Then run two tanks of B50 blend and change your filters. Then you can run B100 with no problems. This system has worked not only on my 6.0 Excursion and my 7.3 as well, and my wifes VW Passat. Take it slow and you will be just fine. You would not throw a kid in the deep end and tell him to swim, go from the shallow end into the deep end gradually. Just my two cents but it has worked just great.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:50 PM
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Hmmm, i guess i could mix it with some regular diesel. We only have b100 here at this station.
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I would definitely take it easy. Just mix 8 gallons of Bio to the 30 gallons on Petro Diesel, that will yield a 20% mixture. I would youtube a 6.0 powerstroke fuel filter change so you can get familiar with where they are and the tools you need to change them. You can use a 36mm axle socket for the filter on the frame rail but it is a pain in the a**. Get the right tool off the tool truck or Ebay and it will make your life so much easier. Hope this helps. I just hate to see you fill up with B100 to make it 30 miles and have your filters clog resulting in you being stranded. This stuff is like giving your truck a bottle of X LAX. It might be cheaper at the pump right now but not enough to cover a wrecker bill.

Here is the Youtube link for your fuel filters:

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Haha, thanks.
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What a PITA!! My 7.3L is way easier and I can change it roadside with some gloves and not even get dirty.
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definitely step into bio slow. ive ran b100 with no prob in my 06 and i started with only 20k miles on the truck so not much crud in my fuel system. no need for lubricant additives you truck should run quieter with the bio being a better lube.
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