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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2006, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm Tom, saw this web site and jointed after reading all the info. on it. I just bought a 1999 F350 4X4. This is my first diesel and don't know much about them. The question I have is? I live in Hawaii and they sell regular diesel, 20% bio and 100% bio diesel. I bought the truck to tow the tractor I just bought. The dealer I bought the tractor at told me if I use Bio diesel I will void the engine warranty. What's up with that? I have been told so many stories that I don't know what to believe??? The guy that sells the Bio told me with a used truck just run 1 tank full and then change the fuel filter. Then 3 more tanks and change it one more time and then I would be good to go.
I don't want to create any new problems for my truck so any info. would be great!!!

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TC...first off...welcome to the garage. Lots of good info here.

With the 99..unless you purchased an aftermarket warranty...there is no warranty left on the engine. The factory warranty covers 5yrs/100k miles...which ever comes first.

As for the 99 loves the stuff. You could prolly run B20 without much issue. Bio-diesel will clean out the fuel yep...keep an eye on the fuel filter. I have heard of injector problems with B100...but nothing with B20. I would start off with that and see how you like it. You will also need to keep an eye on the fuel filter with B20...just not as often as you will with the B100.

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ford says nothing more than B5 for warranty purposes if memory serves me right however if it is good bio diesel then you won't have a problem.

Mine likes what I've run through it before which has ususally been in the 90%+ range only mixing with the residual #2 in the tank. it will clean out the fuel system as biodiesel is a good solvent.

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