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Old 05-07-2011, 09:15 AM
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Bio-Diesel

I am thinking about switching my truck to bio diesel is there any cons about this like loss in torque and hp? I was reading about it in Diesel Power/World one of the two and it really sounds like a good idea but they didn't get into the pros and cons and what all you have to do to your truck to convert it?
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:52 AM
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No adverse effects of using bio. Only think I have heard is the methanol used to make can break down linking of the tank if the methanol content is to high. I want to eventually run 100% bio someday and put a second tank on mine.
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I heard if you run straight 100 you need to change the fuel lines. I also heard the the straight 100 can loosen any deposits in the fuel tank itself. Probably be safe to run a blend.
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Work your way up to 100% and then change fuel filters u will be fine. The fuel lines are fine. That is for older diesels.
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I have run B99 in my truck for about 30k miles with no adverse affect except what was available locally waxed when temps hit the mid 40's. Rather than mess around with the stuff it would take to run what I had access too reliably in winter I just went ahead and converted the truck to run on waste veggie oil (french fry grease if you will) with a Veggistroke system. More up front cost but less operating cost.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:30 PM
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Where can you purchase the kits to turn your truck into a bio diesel?
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:02 PM
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Where can you purchase the kits to turn your truck into a bio diesel?
You don't need to do anything to run biodiesel. Just put it in the truck. There is no conversion involved.
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