Sunflower vs. 6.4 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 06-19-2011, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Down a dirt road
Posts: 569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sunflower vs. 6.4

I'm considering buying a 6.4 and I think the guy ran sunflower oil in it.. Should I be scared?

09 white fx4, icon leveled..37x12.50 toyo mt,20in rockstars,spartan 275,4in tbe,s@b intake
hammett88 is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 06-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
44magnum's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San antonio TX
Posts: 1,276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think you would get more info in the bio diesel section, and to answer your question there is nothing wrong with it if he did it correctly. I don't know much of anything about bio but I heard that it can be easily screwed up. Good luck.

2008 (Job 1) F250 King ranch 4x4, snow plow prep package with 2.5 level. Black Maxx, B&W Diehard platinums. Dieselsite coolant and transmission filters, NCU Motorsports/amsoil oil bypass kit. Turbo blankets, 5.5 PMF traction
Please collect and message me Shell, Rotella oil cap codes aka "my miles matter" I'm trying to save up for a hat or something.
44magnum is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-19-2011, 05:27 PM Fanatic
spideygsm's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I pulled out the little 6.4L Powerstroke Design Guide I got when I bought my truck. "The use of biodiesel is acceptable as long as the rating does not exceed 5% (B5)". The guide also says that if biodiesel is used, that the severe duty maintenance schedule is required (oil change every 5,000 miles).

I've never run biodiesel in my truck but I'm sure others on this site can help you out. The only thing I would worry about is the source of the biodiesel and the quality control.

The 6.4L is proving to be a very reliable motor if well maintained. Ask for the service records and have a good mechanic take a look at the truck before you buy it.

Good Luck!

SOLD F350 XLT 6.4L 4x4 FX4, Long Bed
2011 3500 Laraime Longhorn, 6.7L HO, 4x4
2006 6 Cyl 4x2 Toyota Tundra (beater)
Tows 26-foot Tracer, Honda Rancher, YZ450F
Air Force Veteran
spideygsm is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome