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B5 biodiesel

Im new to the diesel world so sorry if this is a nooby question but will running b5 biodiesel mess up the fuel filter at all? I have heard of higher amounts of biodiesel causing clogged fuel filters. Will b5 do it?


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Nothing, stations around here have B20 at every pump. It's fine.
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Bio doesn't actually "mess up" your filters. It actually cleans out your system, thus clogging your filters. Running only B5 though likely wont cause you issues...

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yup what stroked_ny said. My truck is an 01 and I started running b50 to b100 when I had 160k miles on it in 08. Since my truck was always sipping on the tank there was not much time for crud to build in the system. I never had a clogged filter. I actually carried spares with me just incase and did not need them. Now if you have an 01 with 80k miles on it, diesel has had plenty of time to sit and Ill bet there will be lots of crud in there to break free and clog the filter.

Bio or not, its ALWAYS a good idea to have a spare fuel filter behind the seat.

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I am also new to the Diesel world. Just bought an '08 F-250 and as I read the owner's manual, it says not to use any more than B5 biodiesel. However, the stations around me all have between 5 and 20% biodiesel. What am I to do? Am I going to have to worry about replacing fuel injectors? Or will I just have to shorten up the maintenance schedule on my fuel filters?
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I am also new to the Diesel world. Just bought an '08 F-250 and as I read the owner's manual, it says not to use any more than B5 biodiesel. However, the stations around me all have between 5 and 20% biodiesel. What am I to do? Am I going to have to worry about replacing fuel injectors? Or will I just have to shorten up the maintenance schedule on my fuel filters?
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b5 and b20 is that the percentage of bio diesel and the b i take it is for the bio part? cause i did see a chevron had some bio deisel at the pump, and it should be ok for the tune as well?
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I know my 6.0 loved running B99 so I can't imagine B5 or B20 causing any issue other than possible waxing when it gets cold. Depends on the feed stock what temp this happens at. I have known home made Bio made from Canola oil running at 0* F without a problem. On a newer truck there shouldn't be any problem with clogging the filter but it never hurts to have a spare on hand. Your injectors will really thank you. It's the best lubricity additive you can buy.
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