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Problems finding ULSD

I just traveled across country along I-40. When I got to the Amarillo, TX area, it was time for me to fill up. I could not find ULSD to save my life and had to stop about 30 miles west of town. The only diesel I could find was biodiesel, mostly B10 and up, which of course the 6.4 cannot use.

What is the issue with the 6.4 and biodiesel? Is it just the DPF, or are there other parts that are un-deletable that will be damaged if biodiesel is run?

And no, I'm not downgrading to the 6.7.

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ULSD is everywhere. Theres been no other road diesel produced since 2010 in the US.

You can run B5 and B10 wont hurt it either

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Ulsd is at every fuel station and you can run as much bio as you want in the 6.4l.


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They said it before me.
I'd rather run a Bmix before B0.


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ULSD is everywhere. Theres been no other road diesel produced since 2010 in the US.
Guess so...stopped at a station a couple days ago - diesel pump was not marked ULSD like most I see. Asked the owner if it was ultra-low. He said they don't mark it anymore because "That's all they make now."

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Actually, no you cannot run greater than B5 in a stock 6.4 liter. And at many stations where I was, there was not ULSD with a less than B10 blend. In fact, many of the stops along I-40 near Amarillo sell B20 only, and you cannot find ULSD without the biodiesel blend.

Back to the original question - what components in the 6.4 make it so you cannot run greater than B5 - is it solely the DPF? Can you delete the DPF and run whatever biodiesel you want?
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I think it's the HPFP and system that don't allow it. Or so says Ford, who doesn't wanna deal with warranty claims.


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If its commercially availble bio diesel run it.

Ford set that limit to avoid warranty payouts on homemade bio related failures

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Im pretty sure I have not seen any pump in Texas in a few years now that is NOT ULSD....


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If its commercially availble bio diesel run it.

Ford set that limit to avoid warranty payouts on homemade bio related failures
you might add to your post WAIVER.....if she blows your on your own....after you buy a ford 6.4 powered truck and run it on commercial biodiesel for 20 thousand miles,then come report your results and we might take you seriously.

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