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Bad b20 blend ?

The pics are from the fuel bowl of a 2012 Pete. 3 Weeks old 11k miles. Most of the fuel from same truck stop in Florence sc. Supposed to be a b20 blend. Smells stronger. Any guesses what the white flakes are ? This place is known for causing fuel filters to plug. Company continues to want trucks fuelled there for the large discount. This is strangest thing I've see. In a while.

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Its difficult to see with the photo, but it looks to me like it could be soap.
Again, it difficult to see from the photo.

If I mixed up B20, you would never know there is any biodiesel in the blend. Is a sweet smell you are detecting?

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It smells like straight veggie when it Burns. Looks like snow in the bowl and the filter has dandruff.

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Try this....
Put in in the fridge next to where you keep the wobbly pops.....get it down to 32, or less.
A couple things could happen. Here is a couple things:

The white stuff could percipitate out
It could cloud
It could begin to gel


With one r more oof the above three conditions occuring, it may lead to the root of the problem.

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Got home finally. Drained the fuel bowl into a jar. Put it in the fridge. 30 mins into it fuel turned milky yellow , white flaky crud in the middle, and dropped a bottom layer of brown watery looking goo.

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Got home finally. Drained the fuel bowl into a jar. Put it in the fridge. 30 mins into it fuel turned milky yellow , white flaky crud in the middle, and dropped a bottom layer of brown watery looking goo.

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I would be taking that jar (cold) back to the retailer you purchase the fuel from. Lord only knows what went thru your pump and injectors......

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A few hrs in freezer. Fuel layer Verry cloudy. Bottom layer froze solid.

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Under reacted fuel. Looks like it may have some soap too.

Poor quality biodiesel. Very poor. Steer clear: Far and wide.

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It's from the Florence sc. Area anyone traveling i95 be careful where you fuel. It came from largest truck stop chain. I got to fuel there company chosen fuel stop. Luckily all engine parts warrantied to 500k injectors included.

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