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Old 03-15-2008, 07:17 AM
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Unhappy Ouch...$4.05/gallon!

Man, I figured it would at least take until April, but on my way home this morning I passed a Texaco here in Tampa selling diesel for $4.05/gallon.

I wonder if anyone's successfully done a veggie oil conversion on a 6.4L...I'd consider the $3000 investment in tanks/filters and a kit at these fuel prices!

Josh
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:31 AM
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They are just having usand sticking it where it hurts....ALOT
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:33 AM
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Yeah its $4.19 a gallon here. I am going to make bio this year, and save my penny's for a veggi kit next year
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:35 AM
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If I still had my 7.3L I'd do the veggie conversion ASAP. I'm just wondering how this 6.4L would react to it. I'm about ready to take my chances with the warranty, though.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:39 AM
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Yeah Im not sure on the 6.4. Post up a thread in the bio section or give Clay a shout about the veggi kit for the 6.4.
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** B5 is all that the 6.4 can handle- the injection pump is not desighned for anything more, and the cab has to be removed to replace it so it is not worth the possibility of a very costly failure. I remove dthe DPF and was told by several people that I could then run LSD and not ULSd but at 20,000 miles later the high pressure tubo wiped out due to the fact that the turbine has too tight of a tolerance for even sulfer resisdue. The 6.4's are just not built for much as far as saving money just costing it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:46 AM
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I went past the gas station here today $4.19 I was on the way to test drive a 06 GMC crew 4x4 1500 VORTECMAX 6.0 19 MPG
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:48 AM
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** B5 is all that the 6.4 can handle- the injection pump is not desighned for anything more, and the cab has to be removed to replace it so it is not worth the possibility of a very costly failure. I remove dthe DPF and was told by several people that I could then run LSD and not ULSd but at 20,000 miles later the high pressure tubo wiped out due to the fact that the turbine has too tight of a tolerance for even sulfer resisdue. The 6.4's are just not built for much as far as saving money just costing it.
I'm well aware of your issues...has me scared sh**less, frankly! As for the turbo puking on you, I wonder if that could be avoided by killing the EGR process. What do you think?

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Old 03-15-2008, 07:58 AM
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EGR valve is plugged with an aluminum slug welded in place of it , but the DPF delete is the way to start to go ,as far as saving money.
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a penny less than four bucks here in Kernersville NC
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