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post #1 of 18 Old 10-12-2009, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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B20 in the 6.0

I would like to run B20 every now and then for cleaning and lube, but my manula says not to use more than B5 as damage to the fuel system will occur.

I have seen some on here running B100 and many B20, so can any tech explain why not B20, and what damage will occur?
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Go ahead and run it. Keep an extra fuel filter set around initially.

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Yea, I know it will most likely plug the filters a few times until any crud gets cleaned, I was just worried about what the manual said.Thanks
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As stated, you're good to go. Don't worry about it.

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is their any mialage/hp loss if you run bio? also after the couple of filter changes do you have to keep changing them as much or can you go back to the normal schedule?
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I guess it depends on mileage and the truck, most that run bio will clog the filters in about 2000 miles, some clog a second time, but most report after a few times the tank, lines and fuel system are cleaned from any varnish, sludge or soot and normal filter mileage after that
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so is bio better or regular diesel better for your truck?
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so is bio better or regular diesel better for your truck?
i like the b100 use it as much as i can it makes my truck happier..but i have a 7.3 not 6.0

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I have been running B20 for about 5000 miles and have not had one issue. Hell i havent even changed my filters since i have started running the B20.
I plan on it this sunday however as its work on trucks day around here

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you could put some fuel cleaners before you put b20 in to lessen the gunk
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