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Let me first start by saying I have not yet purchased my diesel truck, but when I do I want to seriously consider burning biodiesel - for all the obvious reasons.

That being said, what kind of mechanical modification, if any, will need to be made to be able to burn B100? :
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well it depends somewhat on what kind of truck your gonna have, but either way all your really gonna need to do is change out the fuel lines from the rubber stuff the BIO will eat right through the rubber, fuel injector lines from NAPA work fine.

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I'm not sure of the changes you need to make, but the OEM's do have a max on the amount of Bio you can run. Thats assuming you get a new truck.

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ram man your not totally right in that statement.. the older truck like ford obs and back they actually may be ok to run full bio... the lines were changed and trucks from like 99 and up no changes should really be needed... diesel rookie google is your friend here google biodiesel you will find more information than u will ever need to know and u will find alot of places selling all u need to make it GOOD LUCK!!
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ram man your not totally right in that statement.. the older truck like ford obs and back they actually may be ok to run full bio... the lines were changed and trucks from like 99 and up no changes should really be needed... diesel rookie google is your friend here google biodiesel you will find more information than u will ever need to know and u will find alot of places selling all u need to make it GOOD LUCK!!
Thats fine, I don't mind being corrected, now I know next time I won't be wrong, well a buddy of mine has a 2001 dodge 3500 he runs and brews his own BIO 90% of the time, and he hasn't had any problems, he just has a Holley blue fuel pump and Vulcan kit, we drove all the way to charlotte, and back on one tank of BIO

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Thanks guys! I really appreciate the info!
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Thats fine, I don't mind being corrected, now I know next time I won't be wrong, well a buddy of mine has a 2001 dodge 3500 he runs and brews his own BIO 90% of the time, and he hasn't had any problems, he just has a Holley blue fuel pump and Vulcan kit, we drove all the way to charlotte, and back on one tank of BIO
down in charlotte eh? next time ur gonna be down my way shoot me a pm ill buy ya a... soda or something
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down in charlotte eh? next time ur gonna be down my way shoot me a pm ill buy ya a... soda or something
Yeah laugh it up, are you near Charlotte? We had to go up there to pick up my dad's new ATV at a REdcat warehouse. We drove there picked up the ATV and came back made no stops, only for lunch.

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I guess I will chime in here. If I drive to Charlotte again anytime soon, I prefer "LITE" soda.: What do ya think Charley.

Just a little input on the bio question while I am here. The newer common rail trucks will be just a touch less forgiving if you are going to make your own fuel due to higher pressures. There have been a few reports of flocing in lower quality fuels. TAKE YOUR TIME and make it right and there should be no problems in any of the trucks you buy.

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Yeah moose if you can't figure it out ^^^^ thats who I went to Charlotte with. And yes he prefers light soda

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