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Old 09-24-2011, 08:23 PM
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Default New BIO Diesel Station

There is a new bio diesel station just a couple of miles from my house. They sell B99 in the summer and B20 in the winter! I just filled up with some and I can tell you that at an idle the noise is slightly less. I am curious as to how it will feel and what my mileage will be with it. The best part is it is priced $3.749 where the diesel is priced at $3.899!!
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:23 AM
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I put some B20 in last weekend so my lift pump will stop complaining all the time. It likes a little here and there and lasts about 6 months after that. I do like how it starts but I am not sure it gets as good of mileage. I would definitely run that B20 in the winter since the cetane would make it start right up and you would have no lube issues. Only place that sells it here is 40 miles away though.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:52 AM
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I will know by the end of next week how it does on mileage. I am really curious.......
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:15 PM
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Well, since I only put a few miles on I am quite surprised! The truck is quieter over all, and the truck idles WAY smoother than it used to. Nikki is the one that really noticed how much smoother the idle is. Also, almost all the black smoke is gone! It will put out a puff of black then turn to a grey haze at WOT. I just don't know about the exhaust smell. It smells a lot like burnt cooking oil....... Over all I am quite impressed and I am only at a concentration of B50 or so.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:07 PM
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I don't like how it's so expensive though, just like E85, it COULD be a lot cheaper, but they are sticking it to us just like the oil companies, only a few cent cheaper.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:53 AM
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Well, so far I have just a touch over 400 miles on this tankful and have right at 1/2 tank according to the fuel gauge!:cool: Unless the gauge went goofy at the same time as the bio went it my mileage is up a fair amount!!
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:08 AM
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That is really good mileage!
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That is really good mileage!
Not as good as you might think. The fuel gauge was about a needles width above 1/4 tank. I have never gone that many miles on a tank and had that much left. 559 miles and it took 26 gallons to fill the tank. It came out to 21.5MPG. I am not complaining, but I was hoping for better. Also the price dropped a dime per gallon too! $3.649 per gallon. I still can't believe the truck runs as smooth as it does now. Cold has less vibration than warm used to.........:yay::yay:
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:19 PM
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To me anything above 20 mpg is really good in our trucks!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:11 AM
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I needed fuel and went to fill up. There was a problem with the pump so I couldn't get any bio, so I wound up filling with diesel. Almost immediately I noticed the throttle seemed a bit more responsive and the boost comes on a bit quicker. With bio I could count 1,2,3,4 and go from 0 psi to 30 psi and with diesel I would count 1,2,3 and be at 30 psi. Also it seems as though there is a slight bit more power on diesel too. I was able to pull my 26' fiver up a 6% 3 mile long hill on bio and only lost a couple of miles an hour in speed (with diesel I could pick up speed a little) so the power seemed down just slightly. Another thing I noticed was if the boost gauge was at 15 psi when the trans shifted into O/D the turbo would bark like a chained up dog on diesel but just barely on bio. I don't understand why except the claim is the cetane is supposed to be higher with the bio. I don't know how much of the diesel improvement is from the bio cleaning the fuel system out but it sure will get up and go now!
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