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What about my soot?

all this biodiesel stuff is great, but when running higher concentrations of bio diesel can you still roll coal or do you roll. . . uh. . . fertilizer. . . basically do can you still get thick black smoke with say 100% bio? and also will it hurt my stroke to change from petrodiesel to bio or even a bio blend if i am away from home or its really cold outside. . .
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Black soot is unburned fuel. I have yet to see a diesel spew out black soot on B100 but at over $4 per gallon for B100 or D2 why would anybody want to waste fuel at these prices?

Once B100 has cleaned out your fuel system and your fuel filter has been changed to remove the crud, switching from B100 to B50 to D2 and back is fine. During winter B100 will tend to gel so blending with D2 is what most do.

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no kiddin its unburnt fuel. . . so what if it cost money. . . watching a movie costs money but everyonce in a while you like some entertainment. . . im not sayin i want a freight train 24/7, but if some looser in a civic comes up behind me i wanna be able to leave a smoke screen. . . dont be so condescending. . . people just like different things
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He seems like he was just trying to help, and figured that if you're running an alternate fuel to "save money" what is the logic in blowing black smoke...

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dont be so condescending. . . people just like different things
I don't mean to be condescending. I hear you loud and clear about those damn rice rockets tailgating. I have a different approach that doesn't cost fuel. It's called sound. Train air horns scare the crap outta tailgaters.

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hey man its cool, no hard feelins. . . id like to have some of those train horns, but the only ones i have seen seem really expensive. . . im sure ill eventually cave in and get em though. . . thats just too cool not to have. . . haha see what youve done! now ive got train horns on my to-do-list. . .

anyways back to the topic. . . so theres really no danger in changing your bio to petro ratio. . . and does bio hurt an egr. . .
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haha see what youve done! now ive got train horns on my to-do-list. . .
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anyways back to the topic. . . so theres really no danger in changing your bio to petro ratio. . .
None what so ever but you may notice a slight power loss on B100 due to its lower BTU content...I do but most don't. :burnout

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good deal. . . thanks man i appreciate all the help!
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SWO rolling Black Smoke

I have been burning pure Waste Oil for 40k miles - within the last 5k The truck has started to roll black smoke during exceleration. It never used to do this! Any ideas - Injector O-Rings? High pressure pump pressure feedback sensor? Never throws a code and power great! Feel bad for the Jogers.
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