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Old 08-27-2008, 05:30 PM
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Bio in a 6.0L

I have a Early 1999 7.3 and a 2003 6.0L. I just got the 6.0L and plan on selling the 7.3...(I know, I know...I just needed a crew cab and the 2003 was a deal I could NOT pass up...if anyone is looking for a good deal on a SWEET 7.3, see the "for sale" page...)

Anyway, my 7.3 seemed to love commercial B100 and I am in the process of making homebrew of my own. (pics will be posted when I can get some time to actually do it.)

Anyone run homebrew bio in a 6.0L? How is it doing? You running B100 or a blend? What kind of pitfalls should I watch out for. I dont want to lose an injector or 8 because I missed a step or forgot to divide by 12.

The dang 6.0Ls have a rep for being so freakin' tempermental I am a bit leery about homebrew bio in it, but if others have done it, I can, too.

But any input from you "experts" will be most helpful. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:48 AM
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I run nothing but Homebrew in my 6.0L.. its an 03 and I just had it apart early this year to do headstuds.. everything was in tip top shape.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:13 AM
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C. Montgomery Burns: Exxxcellent!

Glad to hear that! I am collecting oil. The processor is ready. I am going to do a soda-bottle test batch tonight just for grins.

I should have time this weekend to attempt my first real test batch.
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I am still collecting parts for my processing plant but have been running on B99.9 commercial bio for a while now. The truck runs great on it so I am looking forward to getting my own setup running.
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Bio in 6.0

I have a 2003 6.0 and looking to run bio on it, just wondering about how many times you have to change the fuel filters on it?

Is there a break in period, I hear it will really clean out the tank at first, how much did you start of with and when did you finaly change the filters?
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:18 PM
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I have a 2003 6.0 and looking to run bio on it, just wondering about how many times you have to change the fuel filters on it?

Is there a break in period, I hear it will really clean out the tank at first, how much did you start of with and when did you finaly change the filters?
Id like to know that as well. I have run commercial B20 before that is all we can get around here. Id like to get a few of the county boyz together and see if we can start a small bio plant.
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I bought my 05 in March of 08 with 50k miles and within 2 weeks started running B5. I did that for a few tanks then went to B20 for a few then about a B35 for a few and then straight to B99.9 in June and have put about 5k on the B99.9 so far. I have put about 9k on the truck since I got it in March and I haven't changed the fuel filters yet. I will change them in another 1k when they have 10k miles on them. I bought 3 sets of spares anticipating I may need to change them a couple of times quickly but it hasn't worked out that way. As weather cools off I am sure I will have to make some accommodations and plan on adding at least a heated filter setup and a fuel heater up at the engine. I like it. The truck is way quieter and smells great.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:25 AM
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Where do you get your B99.9? All I can find is the B20
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head on over to biodiesel.org ans click on the find fuel locations. You can find B100 04 whatever blend stations are near you.
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