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I have a 97 psd, and I was just wondering if I could run biodiesel in it and be alright.....hopefully somebody already did this and could tell me the outcome
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Yes you can. Just make sure you have extra fuel filters because the Bio will clean any accumulated varnish out of your tank, lines, etc. and gum your filters up until it gets your system cleaned up.
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Yes you can. Just make sure you have extra fuel filters because the Bio will clean any accumulated varnish out of your tank, lines, etc. and gum your filters up until it gets your system cleaned up.
I was just curious because i heard that the biodiesel does not lubricate your fuel pumps and injectors as much. Is that true?
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Whoever told you that is 180 degrees off. Bio diesel is actually the best additive available for lubricity. Add just a B5 which is a 5% bio 95% #2 diesel mix and see how much quieter your engine (specifically the Injectors) get. You won't believe it. I am currently running on B20 to B30 and the truck runs great. I can get B20 or B99.9 where I get my fuel. I generally fill my tank with B20 and fill 2 five gal cans with B99.9. If I need to fuel up at a regular station I dump the 10 gals of B99.9 in and then top off the tank. That usually works out to a 25% to 30% mix. In cold climates I wouldn't run more than a B20 or a B10.


REMEMBER HIGHER THE HFRR NUMBER THE MORE WEAR ON THE FUEL SYSTEM PARTS!

Anything above 520 HFRR is a FAILING SCORE and does NOT meet either GOV'T Standards (<520 HFRR) or manufactures standards (<460 HFRR).

For those of you using 2 cycle oil at 128:1 you HFRR score is much lower...It passes both standards!


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Is B99.9 99% biodiesel
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B99.9 is 99.9% biodiesel. The number after the B is the % of biodiesel. As you can see in the chart above just a 2% mix is a better additive for lubricity than all the others. Try running just a light mix like a B5. It's good stuff.
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Wow numbers 13 thru 19 suprised me, alot of them are big names and they actually make make ULSD worse. So you are saying that my Vegistoke and B100 is going to make my truck run forever?



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AFBLUE, I wouldn't go that far but you shouldn't be eating injectors because of that crappy ULSD and your truck should be a lot quieter than when running on ULSD.
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