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post #1 of 16 Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Is it just me?

So I've had this truck for about 2mo. now and at first I was getting at least 9 regens before i hit 3K on my first oil change. Now I'm running 8oz. of Diesel Kleen in every tank w/ gas that has some Bio diesel in it. The regens are few and far between now. Could it really be helping w/ soot that much?

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Gas w/biodiesel?

Could it be you've gotten used to the truck and aren't driving it as hard so you're not sooting the DPF as much? Just thinking out loud.


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I think there's more of an issue when you're not driving it hard. When you push it hard, you're burning off a lot of the junk that clogs up the DPF.

If you do a lot of really short trips and let it cool down, the DPF likes to regen a lot (at least it did on my truck).

Biodiesel really isn't recommended for this motor. You can run it, but it's just not recommended. Diesel Kleen, I run it occasionally, but I don't feel like it's really doing much (but it dang sure is better than nothing).


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I get on it some and drive short and long distances. Really haven't changed my driving style much. Good to know about the Bio Diesel. Right now in Austin it's getting cold at night and warm during the day so I like to keep the Diesel Kleen in it to help w/ moister.

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If I remember correctly, Ford says not to run any biodiesel greater than 5% (B5) in our trucks.

I have heard people run B20, B70, and 100% in their trucks with no issue, but I'm not willing to risk it. It's really not an issue for me as it's not available anywhere around me that I'm aware of.

Here's a story about what could happen:
"I blew up my 2008 F350 on biodiesel"


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I think it's only bad to run more then b5 if all your emissions is on. I could be wrong tho

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It's not just the emissions equipment. The fuel system could be damaged as well.

I'm not saying it will be. I've just read a few guys have had problems with their pumps and injectors when running bio in these things.


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Well thats good to know. Ta hell w/ that then!

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How do you know when the regens happen? Is there a light that comes on? I'm new to this and have heard that term a lot. Just want to know when it happens?

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There is a short message that flashes in the center display that says "Cleaning Exhaust Filter". This can be confirmed when doing a system check. The last message it displays is "Cleaning Exhaust Filter" (or something similar) if it is still performing the regen.

This can last anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute to as much as 30 minutes.


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