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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2008, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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a dumb question

I run B20 and B50 in my truck. Not home-made tho. I buy it a the pump.

I was running Power Service's fuel additive in the truck when i was running regular ULSD.


So my dumb question is, can i use power service with b20? I would think that i prolly shouldn't run it with b50, being that there is no need. But then again i'm not sure
I know b20 and b50 already have a higher cetane rating then regular ULSD, so will it raise the cetane level to high? or no?


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Can i use power service in b20? B50? Neither? or both?



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Just one of those questions i'm not quite sure about

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anyone?

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Well, I'll post a reply, since the silence begs for a response. Just remember that the reply is worth what you paid for it.

I've never heard that there is any harm in using diesel additives of any sort
with biodiesel. Some folks use additives (especially in cold weather) to
reduce the likelihood of gelling.

As far as raising the cetane level, I've never heard that a higher cetane
level is harmful. I think it's like octane in a gasser - higher than you
need is a waste of money, but it causes no harm.

Refer to my second sentence above!

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Well, I'll post a reply, since the silence begs for a response. Just remember that the reply is worth what you paid for it.

I've never heard that there is any harm in using diesel additives of any sort
with biodiesel. Some folks use additives (especially in cold weather) to
reduce the likelihood of gelling.

As far as raising the cetane level, I've never heard that a higher cetane
level is harmful. I think it's like octane in a gasser - higher than you
need is a waste of money, but it causes no harm.

Refer to my second sentence above!

Thanks Russ


Thats exactly what i was thinking, just wanted to make sure i wasn't figuring something wrong.


Really was i was wondering for was b20. Truck runs nice and smooth off b50, and an additive would just be a waste of money.

But in b20 i figured it might be a bit helpful?

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