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How much bio are you running?

Those of you with 2011's... are you running bio? if so why, or if not, why not?

In Oregon, we have B5 at all stations (state law)... but I've been using B99 in a 7:1 ratio as well to get closer to a B20.. I've noticed a slight decrease in milage, and frankly the cost is a bit higher... but I am thinking of continuing to use it, just for the cleaning/solvent properties.. however, I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't go to a 10:1 ratio or something... We've only had two or three days so far below freezing, but I usually take a two weeks to burn thru a tank, and sometimes have my truck packed for 2-3 weeks at a time...

Anyone have any advise? and if so why?

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Just make sure to have a spare fuel filter in the truck just incase.... a new truck probably wouldnt have any issues with excess gunk buildup in the fuel system , but its better to be safe than sorry

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Just make sure to have a spare fuel filter in the truck just incase.... a new truck probably wouldnt have any issues with excess gunk buildup in the fuel system , but its better to be safe than sorry
yeah, well that's just it.. with it being new, I've been running B10 bio mix from day 1.. I figure it will stay cleaner... but the drawback is loss of fuel milage, and fear that it will sit in my tank for a month and thru sub-freezing weather a few times and cause me more trouble than it's worth..

but yeah, I do keep a spare filter under the back seat.

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go get some diesel clean winter formula and throw it behind the back seat, or toss some in the tank, it will keep it from waxing, if you get Snowmobile blend 2-cycle oil and add a couple ounces to the tank it will do the same thing, it lowers the pour-point of the fuel quite a bit

but some any anti-gel(anti-wax) will keep you running even in -30 temps, if your really worried make sure you run the truck for a while to get the anti-gel into the fuel system and fuel filter,

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I'm interested in how the B20 does in the colder months. Please keep us posted. And as Aaron said, keep a spare filter handy.

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I'm interested in how the B20 does in the colder months. Please keep us posted. And as Aaron said, keep a spare filter handy.
Well, as an FYI, there were two days in a row of 18 and 19F overnight temps recently where the truck sat with about 32 gal of B20 in the tank and no problems the 3rd day at 30 degrees when I started it... but that's just two days sitting and no temps down into the (-) range or anything...

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I'm interested in how the B20 does in the colder months. Please keep us posted. And as Aaron said, keep a spare filter handy.
Si je me rappelle qu'il corrige ils n'ont pas le même verse le point comme ULSD est comme loin je sais qu'ils sont peu plus hauts, mais pas beaucoup de diffrence sur B20 mixure.

Comme loin pour le temps froid super useage je laisserai ces peuples qui vivent dans ce secteur confirment si ont la question avec B20 mixures dans ce froid.

Seulement la question majeure surgira est le filtre de carburant je ne suis pas aussi suprised ils peuvent être bouchés en haut si l'appareil de chauffage de carburant n'a pas donné un coup de pied sur à la gamme de tempture correcte.

Le B5 mixure est très simauir à l'ULSD {cela la même façon avec notre Gazole européen aussi, mais parle pour le pousser à 20 % encore une fois manufacters approuvé cela mixures}



If I recall it correct they don't have the same pour point as ULSD is as far I know they are little higher but not much diffrence on B20 mixure.

As far for super cold weather useage I will let those peoples who live in that area confirm if have issue with B20 mixures in that cold.

Only major issue will crop up is the fuel filter I am not too suprised they can get clogged up if the fuel heater did not kick on at correct tempture range.

The B5 mixure is very simauir to the ULSD { it the same way with our European Diesel fuel as well but are talking to push it to 20% once more manufacters approved that mixures }

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these trucks dont have fuel heaters

the LML will only have a urea tank heater

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these trucks dont have fuel heaters

the LML will only have a urea tank heater
Cela suprised moi sur cela un.,

J'ai pensé que ce sera à peu près standard de l'usine de toute façon.

That suprised me on that one .,

I thought it will be pretty much standard from factory anyway.

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