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Old 07-19-2018, 02:03 AM   #1
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Another fuel question...

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I'm going to be travelling in some of the northwestern states next month, and was wondering if there are any stations (e.g. Chevron) that have low or no percentage of biodiesel? I may eventually be able to figure this out 'on the road' but thought someone might know. I can't recall what my manual says about avoiding 'up to' a certain percentage, but I believe its fairly low.
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Might I add on to this? Since BIO is now mixed with a lot (?most?) diesel doesn't this cause a major concern with additives. Isn't BIO more prone to short life and other problems?
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:38 PM   #3
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(didn't want to hijack the previous poster)
I'm going to be travelling in some of the northwestern states next month, and was wondering if there are any stations (e.g. Chevron) that have low or no percentage of biodiesel? I may eventually be able to figure this out 'on the road' but thought someone might know. I can't recall what my manual says about avoiding 'up to' a certain percentage, but I believe its fairly low.
IN traveling the western states over the past, most station rarely have a biodiesel mix. Almost all stations have the low sulfur, 50 state compliant diesel.
Make sure you don't use the wrong pumps that have agricultural diesel with red die. It's illegal to use on roadways but it's cheaper without tax and can easily be mistaken.
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What I fear, is the small print.
I have pulled into a station, started to pump, then see that their is a small note that this is a blend of BIO....


I found this, it is dated, and like everything on the web, might not be true? Part of a post:


Citgo - mixed from 5-15% biodiesel
Thortons - mixed up to 20%
BP - up to 10% mix
Shell - straight diesel, no bio diesel blended.
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I am traveling in the NW now and have found all pumps marked as #2 diesel or Bio Diesel, no blends. I have traveled from NM to WA and now east bound in NE.



As AP stated watch for died fuel, I almost made that mistake when I pulled into a CENEX and the pump price was considerably lower than the advertised price,then I saw the sign "Died off road only".



I tried the Bio in a 7.3, 6.0 & 6.7 and all ran OK but mileage went to cr*p.
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Easiest way to determine B5 or B20 is pricing--if 2 prices for diesel (not the FJ/TA/Loves cash/credit deal) the lower priced will be B20. Got burned on this couple of times in OR in June. Had to quit chasing prices w/Gasbuddy and GasGuru as they did not indicate which was which. Even tho the Ford 6.7s are tuned for up to 20% bio, I just don't like the idea.
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