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Old 02-01-2009, 01:58 PM
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BIO DIESEL and Filters.....Please help

Hey guys. Im new to this forum, and have a question for you about the fuel filters for an '04 powerstroke.

First off let me say that i make and run my own Bio Diesel for both my Mercedes 300d and my Truck. I have been having problems with this cold weather with my truck because the fuel filters keep getting clogged. I always have to replace them and keep cleaning them.

My question is: Where is the cheapest vendor online whom i can purchase fuel filters from. And also, wat can i run in the truck to prevent the geling of the bio diesel in the filters.

Thanks for your time
Jay
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:42 PM
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i believe you are sopoused to run a different blend in the winter than in the summer i cant remember exactly what it is but are you running the same blend year round
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:14 PM
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The truck was on 50/50 for the winter. But currently its running on 100% diesel, because its been misfiring lately cus of poor fuel flow to the engine.
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where are you located and what temps are you seeing? Good waterless Bio should stay gell free, at 15F in a B50 blend. As far as cheap filters, I will say from experience, DONT DO IT!!!!! they use crappy ruber seals and the bio or even hot diesel eats the seals away in less than 10k.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:01 PM
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Im in NJ. We've been seeing some pretty cold temps here lately. There was one week that we were in the single digits. About the filters.....who do you suggest that i buy them from. Is there a preffered site sponsor?
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:54 AM
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Dieselfiltersonline.com - buy in bulk. This is one of the cheapest places I have found.

You probably know this, but you are risking expensive injector repairs when you operate your truck w/ low fuel pressure (less than 45 psig).
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The simple solution here is to not use your homegrown bio until the weather and temps get above 40 or so.

All that goodness from running bio will go down the tubes if you have to replace your injectors. It's not worth it.
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