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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2006, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 L Biodiesel?

Is it safe to run Biodiesel in teh 6.0 Im hoping to make my own but ive heard different opinions. I would be nice to run 100% Any Help? :shrug:

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Yes it is very possible, I have been using 100% homebrew biodiesel in both my 05 and 04 ford 6.0's for about a year now. Runs great! Quiets the motor alot, I believe runs smoother, smells better too!


Biodiesel can be made for .70 a gallon, a great incentive to produce it yourself and save this country from our dependency on foreign oil, and environmental reasons too!!
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Is it safe to run Biodiesel in teh 6.0 Im hoping to make my own but ive heard different opinions. I would be nice to run 100% Any Help? :shrug:
Define "safe"..

Will any harm come to the engine's hardware if the BD is done correctly? No.

Can BD cause severe fuel problems even when properly formulated? YES, BD CLEANS the entire fuel system of ALL accumulated stuff, even varnish, this WILL clog the filters fast. It is VERY important that any vehicle switching to BD have it's fuel filters changed frequently the first few tankfulls.

Can B100 be used below 60*F, not w/o preheating.

Will B100 cause emissions failure? YES (NOx will be HIGH).

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I wouldnt call a "severe" problem, a clogged fuel filter.

I had 10,000 miles on my truck and did not even need to change the fuel filter after running 100% biodiesel.

But 200,000 miles well now thats a different story.

B100 can easily be ran down to 35-40 degrees, anything below that will need to be mixed with regular diesel, not preheated.
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I'm glad you have been lucky enough not to have tons of residue in your fuel system, so clogging has not been a problem.

The severe damage come not from having to change filters, but having them restrict fuel flow long-term, causing injector tip damage.

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Well i live in Northern Vermont and it gets COLD up here so i guess biodiesel isnt a choice for me in the winter, unless i use additives and that just offsets the cost savings... Is that the only thing is fuel filters. ive heard 6.0 L cant use 100% because of the high pressure injection like 26,000 PSI or something.:shrug:

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I have been using 100% homebrew biodiesel in both my 6.0's for more than a year. no problems. You can use it till temps get below 35 degrees or so. It is well worth it using it when you can.
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I have no cold weather experince with B-100 (I live in southeast Texas). I have run B-100 for about 20,000 miles now and no problems to date, knock on wood. The engine is a little more quiet at idle and no power or milage loss. Oh and the exhaust smell good if you like any kinda fried food. Go for it, when it gets cold just cut it with some kerosene or Diesel #1.

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