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Biodiesel question

So our local cenex co-op sells biodiesel, anybody notice a difference using it? Is it safe for my truck if I add my stanadyne additive?

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What blend is it? I believe most the local station here in central IA are a b2 or 2% blend, Ive ran that in 3 diesels now with no problems, I do know some higher blends or pure biodiesel require some changes, including frequent fuel filter changes as it will really flush your fuel system at first...

If I'm not mistaken the new 6.7s are equipped to run b20..

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I have run B99 in my 05 and ther is nothing you need to do to the truck. If you decide to run a biodiesel mix don't waste your money on the Standyne or any other additives. Biodiesl is the best lubricity and cleaning additive you can add.

The post above has a point about potentially clogging your fuel filter if your tank is real dirty so have a spare on hand. I had no problems of that sort with mine and ran my filter out to the normal 10k change interval. You won't believe the difference in how quiet your injectors get with biodiesel.
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I will have to check and see what the mix is as i heard thru the grapevine that they had it at the pump.

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What blend is it? I believe most the local station here in central IA are a b2 or 2% blend, Ive ran that in 3 diesels now with no problems, I do know some higher blends or pure biodiesel require some changes, including frequent fuel filter changes as it will really flush your fuel system at first...

If I'm not mistaken the new 6.7s are equipped to run b20..
I have read and I may be mistaken, that all diesels are now rated to run b20. Also that b20 can be reliably run in any diesel without modification (relative to temp due to gelling). And to have a few fuel filters on hand.

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I've been running B5 for about a year without any issues. The truck does seem to run quieter and the exhaust smells good.

I started running it because of the already pointed out lubricity. Mileage seem to be the same. There was a study done that showed 2.5% Bio was much better than any additive you could put in your tank. Maybe Bob the oil guy? Can't remember.

Anyway it's been working well.
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When and what temp biodiesel will gell at is dependent on what feed stock was used to create the biodiesel and how well it was made. Biodiesel can be made from animal fats or PHO which will gell at much higher temps than say pure canola oil. The stuff that was commercially available to me here in Baltimore even B20 would wax up the filter at 45*. That is why I converted the truck to run WVO with a Veggiestroke system.
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